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Sri Lanka A vs Bangladesh A, 2019: 1st Unofficial ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Soumya Sarkar will be ideal to be picked as a multiplier for this match.

Soumya Sarkar
Soumya Sarkar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 1st game of the 3-match Unofficial ODI series between Sri Lanka A and Bangladesh A will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (3:30 AM GMT) (10:00 AM IST).

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Preview:

Bangladesh A has fared decently in the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka thus far as both the unofficial Test matches against Sri Lanka ended in a draw. They posted totals of 360 and 330 in the two matches and took the first-innings lead in 2nd match. The skipper for this tour Mominul Haque scored 117 in the 2nd Test and will lead them in the 3-match unofficial ODI series starting on Wednesday.

The first two matches of this series will be played in Hambantota which hosted the unofficial Test series. The likes of Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan and Mohammad Mithun will be in action for the visitors. These three players didn’t produce big performances at the International stage recently. They will be up against the Sri Lanka A team who will be led by Ashan Priyanjan.


Weather Condition/Report:

It could be a miracle if we can get a full 50-over game on Wednesday here in Hambantota. Scattered thunderstorms are expected during the match timings.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota has been a high-scoring venue. This ground has hosted five List A matches since the start of 2017. The first batting team posted 300+ on four occasions and the chasing teams crossed the 300-run mark in three of those. We might not see big totals with moisture around due to the continuous rains over the last couple of days.

Average first innings score: 303 (List A matches since 2017)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Bangladesh A:

Anamul Haque, Saif Hassan, Mominul Haque (C), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Nurul Hasan (WK), Mehidy Hasan, Sunzamul Islam, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Abu Jayed, Salauddin Sakil.

Bench – Najmul Hossain Shanto, Jahurul Islam, Ebadat Hossain, Rishad Hossain.

Sri Lanka A:

Sandun Weerakkody (WK), Pathum Nissanka, Shammu Ashan, Priyamal Perera, Ashan Priyanjan (C), Kamindu Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Chamika Karunaratne, Amila Aponso, Vishwa Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay.

Bench – Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Ishan Jayaratne, Asitha Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Shiran Fernando.


Top Picks:

Saif Hassan has done well with the bat for the Bangladesh Emerging and Bangladesh A teams. Pathum Nissanka just scored 85 and 192 respectively in the 2nd unofficial Test. He has done well in the limited-overs for second string Sri Lanka A teams. Asela Gunaratne will be hoping to make a mark in this series for returning into the national side. Salauddin Sakil took 24 wickets from 18 matches in the List A format.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Pathum Nissanka, Soumya Sarkar, Anamul Haque, Kamindu Mendis

Vice-Captain – Asela Gunaratne, Saif Hassan, Priyamal Perera, Mominul Haque

Soumya Sarkar will be batting at No.4 and could be seen bowling his medium pace for at least five overs on a pitch with moisture. He will be ideal to be picked as a multiplier for this match.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Nurul Hasan

Batsmen – Pathum Nissanka (VC), Saif Hassan, Mominul Haque

All-Rounders – Soumya Sarkar (C), Asela Gunaratne, Kamindu Mendis, Mehidy Hasan

Bowlers – Vishwa Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Abu Jayed

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sandun Weerakkody

Batsmen – Pathum Nissanka, Saif Hassan (VC), Mohammad Mithun, Priyamal Perera

All-Rounders – Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan, Kamindu Mendis (C)

Bowlers – Chamika Karunaratne, Amila Aponso, Salauddin Sakil


Expert Advice:

Both the teams have at least 10 players in their squad who have the experience of playing International cricket or coming close to play the same via representing ‘A’ teams. They are expected to be in the starting XI ahead of the newcomers.

Probable Winners:

Compared to the hosts, the Bangladesh A side have more experience and are expected to go 1-0 up

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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