Sri Lanka tour of Scotland 2019, 1st ODI, SCO v SL: 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket League – Team News & Playing XI
Both the teams will face each other tomorrow on 18th May 2019, 3:30 PM IST at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh.
Updated - May 19, 2019 2:05 pm
The Asian Islanders, Sri Lanka, has been scheduled to visit Scotland for a two-match ODI series prior to the World Cup 2019. Scotland is viewing this series as an important chance to push for a full membership at the international stage. Both the teams will face each other tomorrow on 18th May 2019, 3:30 PM IST at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh. Read on a few statistics and details below which will help you to pick your 11Wickets fantasy XI.
The weather report of Grange Cricket Club Edinburgh says that the wind is going to be light for tomorrow, which means the pitch will give scope to the swing bowlers. Moreover, the team batting first will get the good score advantages.
Scotland’s batting will depend on their top-order batsmen such as Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod and Matthew Cross. Scotland will also bank on their most reliable seamers Alasdair Evans and Safyaan Sharif to deliver decently for them.
Players to choose from
Kyle Coetzer (C), Dylan Budge, Scott Cameron, George Munsey, Matthew Cross (W), Alasdair Evans, Michael Jones, Tom Sole, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, Safyaan Sharif, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt and Brad Wheal
Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera and Angelo Mathews are the titans in the Sri Lankan batting line-up and the Sri Lankan fans are expecting major contributions from them. Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga and Suranga Lakmal are potent Sri Lankan pace attack.
Players to choose from
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (W), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana and Jeffrey Vandersay
Previous Playing Records
The Sri Lankans have faced the Scotts two times and hold the advantage of two wins in those two games.
Scotland – Players to Watch
Calum MacLeod and Safyaan Sharif
Sri Lanka – Players to Watch
Kusal Mendis and Suranga Lakmal
Suggested 11wickets Playing XI
Wicket Keeper – Kusal Perera
Batsmen – Kusal Mendis, Calum MacLeod, Kyle Coetzer,
All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, Angelo Mathews, Michael Leask
Bowlers – Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif
Captain – Kusal Mendis
Vice-Captain – Calum MacLeod
12th Man – Avishka Fernando
Our match Preview:
Scotland has the home advantage and they have won five of their last seven completed ODIs at this ground.
Sri Lanka has won both their ODI matches against Scotland at this ground with massive margins.
Sri Lanka has more quality and experience players in their side.