We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Green Park, Kanpur
1st innings average score: 178
2nd innings average score: 146
Type: Good batting wicket. Turn on offer as the game progresses.
Time: September 12, 7.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs for England Legends & Sri Lanka Legends
Playing XI for England Legends : Darren Maddy, Mal Loye, Ian Bell (c), Darren Stevens, Phil Mustard (wk), Matt Prior, Rikki Clarke, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Chris Tremlett, Chris Schofield, James Tindall
Probable XI for Sri Lanka Legends Tillakaratne Dilshan (c), Upul Tharanga (wk), Chaturanga de Silva/Sanath Jayasuriya, Asela Gunaratne, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chamara Silva, Ishan Jayaratne, Jeevan Mendis, Chaminda Vaas, Dilshan Munaweera
Sanath Jayasuriya will be keen on getting onto the park after sitting out in the game against Australia. Earlier in the year, he smashed a 23-ball 38 for Asia in the Legends League.
Smart Fantasy Picks
Although Dilshan Munaweera fell narrowly short of a well-deserved century, his 95 (10 fours and 2 sixes) was enough to create a huge difference in fantasy leagues.
Nuwan Kulasekara might have conceded 9 RPO, but his four-wicket haul was responsible in destroying the Australian middle and lower order.
Chaminda Vaas might not have got any wicket against Australia, but his ability to move the ball both ways can be handful in the powerplay.
Just when it appeared that Australia would go onto pile a big score, Jeevan Mendis put a brake on the scoring by picking the important wickets of Cameron White and Brad Hodge. He can also be a useful batter down the order.
Chris Tremlett got 5 wickets in as many games in the 2021 edition of the Safety Series. He also got 22 with the bat against the Sri Lankan legends.
Barring the game against the Sri Lankan legends, Darren Maddy got starts (25, 29, and 32*) in every other game in the 2021 edition.
Dimitri Mascarenhas will be playing competitive cricket after 2014. That said, he can be a value add in fantasy leagues through his dual ability.
Fantasy Power Picks
Tillakaratne Dilshan will be hungry for more after his spectacular 107 off 56 balls against Australia. In the process of hitting 14 fours and 4 sixes, he also generated handy bonus points.
Besides inflicting 8 dismissals with the gloves, Phil Mustard has 190 added runs with the bat, including the highest score of 57 in his last 8 competitive T20 games.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
As compared to England, the Sri Lankan line-up, across departments appears far more balanced and formidable.