Scotland vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Take the new ball bowlers in your team as the conditions will offer swing to them early.
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Well, the chances to get hold of the conditions ahead of the World Cup are running out for Sri Lanka. Their first ODI of the two-match series against Scotland was abandoned due to rain and the visitors will be hoping to get into the action at least on Tuesday. Scotland, on the other hand, are not part of the upcoming World Cup and would be looking to grab every chance of playing any of the top ten teams to prove their mettle.
Dimuth Karunaratne, of all, will be looking to get things right on the field with this game. He would be desperate for some game time in the middle as the captain of the team having played the last ODI in 2015 World Cup. Also, the comeback men Lahiru Thirimanne and Jeevan Mendis need a hit out before the warm-up games for the mega event in England start.
The second ODI of the two-match series between Scotland and Sri Lanka will be hosted by the Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh
The match starts at 11:00 local time, 15:30 IST, 10:00 GMT.
Live streaming will be available on Cricket Scotland’s official Youtube channel – CricketScotlandTV
The forecast in Edinburgh on Wednesday is not promising either and another washout might be on the cards. It will be cloudy the whole day and the chances of raining are more. By 1 PM, there is a chance of passing shower while the heavens will threaten to open up for the rest of the day as well. Not a good news for the fans in Scotland.
Last five completed ODI matches: (Most recent- first)
Scotland – L, W, L, L, W
Sri Lanka – L, L, L, L, L
With the cloudy conditions on offer, the pitch will definitely have something for the seam bowlers. The new ball will be crucial for both the teams. The team winning the toss is expected to bowl first with DLS method likely to come into the equation. Generally, the venue is known to be a batting paradise.
Average first innings score – 290 – Last five ODIs at the venue
Record of the chasing teams – Won – 2; Lost – 3
Probable Playing XI
Matthew Cross (wk), Kyle Coetzer (c), Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask/Dylan Budge, George Munsey, Craig Wallace, Tom Sole, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Bradley Wheal.
Bench: Michael Leask/Dylan Budge, Michael Jones, Gavin Main
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal.
Bench: Nuwan Pradeep, Milinda Siriwardana, Jeevan Mendis, Avishka Fernando.
Richie Berrington suffered a fractured figure and is set to be on the sidelines for at least four weeks.
Thisara Perera in ODIs since 2018:
Batting Average: 34.75
Bowling Average: 25.61
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Calum MacLeod.
Vice-Captain Options: Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Matthew Cross.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Wicket-Keeper – Kusal Perera
Batsmen – Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod (VC), George Munsey, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (C)
All-Rounders – Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera
Bowlers – Alasdair Evans, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:
Wicket-Keeper – Matthew Cross
Batsmen – Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Angelo Mathews
All-Rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera
Bowlers – Alasdair Evans, Mark Watt, Lasith Malinga (VC), Suranga Lakmal.
Fast bowlers will have some assistance as the conditions are expected to be cloudy. Have the new-ball bowlers in your team.
It could be a good ploy to make one of Sri Lanka’s bowlers captain in Grand League.
Sri Lanka are expected to win this encounter but not without Scotland putting up a fight.