We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Sanju Samson is injured and will not be available.
Probable XI for India: Ishan Kishan (wk), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Rahul Tripathi/Jitesh Sharma, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Shivam Mavi, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal
Probable XI for Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka/Lahiru Kumara
Venue: MCA Stadium, Pune
(Based on the last 2 games. On both occasions, India and Sri Lanka were involved.)
1st innings average score: 151
2nd innings average score: 114
Type: Sticky wicket. Can be up and down.
Wickets per innings: 8
Batting 1st: 50%
Batting 2nd: 50%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Sri Lanka have suffered largely due to their erratic middle order. Similarly, on the bowling front, their seamers have not been able to make an impact.
Given the depth and variety, picking more players from the Indian team is likely to keep your fantasy teams ahead in the race. The Ultimate Team in the first game had 6 Indians.
The utility cricketer in Dhananjaya de Silva was once again a part of the Ultimate Team in the opening game. Furthermore, when he last made a visit to Pune, he smashed a 36-ball 56.
It is almost a given that every time Dasun Shanaka plays against India, he ends up wreaking havoc in fantasy leagues. He played a breezy innings of 45 off 27 including 6 boundaries. His strike rate in the last 4 T20Is against India reads a whopping 195.
Wanindu Hasaranga has gone wicketless only once in 7 T20Is against India. Although his solitary wicket at Wankhede wasn’t that of Sanju Samson, he has dismissed the wicketkeeper-batter 6 times in only 34 balls.
Kusal Mendis has decent numbers against India. Despite his attacking instincts, he has added 151 runs, including 2 half-centuries in 4 T20Is.
By regularly taking the pace off the ball, Shivam Mavi finished with a 4-for on his debut. For his efforts, he was the captain of the Ultimate Team. The tacky wicket at Pune is likely to suit his style of bowling.
See the ball and smash it. This audacious approach has yielded the desired results for Ishan Kishan lately. In 4 attempts, he has smashed 162 runs at 54, including the highest score of 89.
Hardik Pandya might have taken only 2 wickets in his last 5 T20Is, but with scores of 18, 63, 13, 30*, and 29, he has made his presence felt in fantasy leagues. He also generated 8 vital points for pouching 2 catches in the last match.
It was a rare failure for Suryakumar Yadav at Wankhede. He otherwise has been in the form of his life.