Sri Lanka Women vs England Women, 2nd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Katherine Brunt had bowling figures of 3/24 from her 7 overs during the first ODI.
Updated - Mar 17, 2019 11:52 pm
England Women kick-started their tour of Sri Lanka with a huge win during the first of the 3-match ODI series on Saturday. The visiting team became the first side to post a 300+ total in Women’s ODI cricket in Sri Lanka. England finished with 331/7 in their 50 overs with all players contributing with the bat. Natalie Sciver (93), Amy Jones (79) and Heather Knight (61) scored fifties at an impressive strike-rates.
The Sri Lanka Women were never in the chase as they kept losing wickets in the first 15 overs. Katherine Brunt found some swing with the new ball as the hosts were seven down for 46 by 14th over with skipper Chamari Atapattu scoring 30 of those. If not for a record 8th wicket stand between Nilakshi de Silva (45) and Oshadi Ranasinghe (51*), the Lankan Women could have faced a serious embarrassment.
The second game of the 3-match ODI series between Sri Lanka Women and England Women will be hosted by the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.
The match starts at 9:50 AM local time (9:50 AM IST) (4:20 AM GMT).
There is no live streaming or broadcast planned for this game.
Last five completed ODI matches:
Sri Lanka Women: L, L, L, L, W.
England Women: W, W, L, L, L.
Hambantota provided a high-scoring pitch for the first match of the ODI series. The venue used to witness big totals during the Men’s one-day games and it repeated during the Women’s match too. Bit of moisture can be expected during the first innings due to the weather over the weekend.
Average first innings total: 331 (1 Women’s ODI)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1
Probable Playing XI:
Sri Lanka Women:
Chamari Atapattu (C), Prasadani Weerakkody (WK), Anushka Sanjeewani, Harshitha Madavi, Hasini Perera, Shashikala Siriwardena, Nilakshi De Silva, Kaveesha Dilhari, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Probadhani.
Bench: Achini Kulasuriya, Hansima Karunaratne, Sugandika Kumari, Inoshi Fernando.
Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones (WK), Lauren Winfield, Heather Knight (C), Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt, Fran Wilson, Katherine Brunt, Kate Cross, Anya Shrubsole, Laura Marsh.
Bench: Freya Davies, Linsey Smith, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Alex Hartley.
Katherine Brunt becomes a dangerous bowler when there is something for the pacers with the new ball. She has bagged 13 wickets from the last four games she played across all formats. Brunt claimed a 5-wicket haul against India in the last ODI and with the three wickets in the first ODI, she moved to the 5th position in all-time Women’s ODI wicket-takers list (144 wickets). The England all-rounder is only three wickets away from being the 3rd highest wicket-taker in this format.
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Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Chamari Atapattu, Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt
Vice-captain options – Shashikala Siriwardena, Anya Shrubsole, Inoka Ranaweera, Nilakshi De Silva, Oshadi Ranasinghe
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Amy Ellen Jones
Batters – Nilakshi De Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani, Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt
All-Rounders – Chamari Atapattu, Heather Knight (VC), Natalie Sciver (C)
Bowlers – Oshadi Ranasinghe, Kate Cross, Katherine Brunt
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Prasadani Weerakkody
Batters – Tammy Beaumont (VC), Lauren Winfield, Harshitha Madavi, Nilakshi De Silva
All-Rounders – Shashikala Siriwardena, Heather Knight (C), Natalie Sciver
Bowlers – Oshadi Ranasinghe, Anya Shrubsole, Kate Cross
The Saturday’s game witnessed one of the seven instances and first for England where as many as five players scored 35 and more runs in a Women’s ODI innings. So picking all of England’s top six – Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Tammy Beaumont, Danielle Wyatt, Amy Jones and Lauren Winfield won’t be justified. Four among these six will be a perfect choice or a maximum of five if England bats first again.
England Women are expected to seal the 3-match ODI series against Sri Lanka Women with one game to spare.