We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 275
2nd innings average score: 251
Wickets per innings: 9
Type: Decent batting wicket.
Batting 1st: 67%
Batting 2nd: 33%
Fantasy Tips of the Day
Although the spinners take the bulk of the wickets at the venue, we witnessed how pacers outsmarted the batters with the old ball in the last 2 games. Picking death bowlers is likely to scale up your points in fantasy leagues.
Wanindu Hasaranga and Rashid Khan featured in the Ultimate Team in 4 of their last 5 games. While Hasaranga has taken 10 wickets and scored 133 runs, Rashid has 11 wickets and a top score of 39* to his name.
In a mere 9 ODIs, Fazalhaq Farooqi has sniped up two four-fors and three two-fors, not going wicketless even once.
Pathum Nissanka has scored the most runs for Sri Lanka in the format this year. His 456 runs have come at an outstanding average of 51, including a hundred and four fifties.
Ibrahim Zadran has been in such stunning form that his lowest score in the last 10 white-ball games is 10. In his last 5 ODIs, he has smashed 2 hundreds.
Kasun Rajitha’s all 4 wickets in the series have come at the death. He likes to mix his lengths and play to the batters’ ego.
Be it with the bat or ball, Gulbadin Naib gives his all. It was his 46th over in the opening ODI that turned the tide, eventually bagging 3 wickets. Before that, he had played a handy innings of 22 off 24.
Rahmat Shah has been a part of the Ultimate Team in all his last 5 games. Against Sri Lanka, he has 3 fifties in 4 games.
Najibullah Zadran and Dhananjaya de Silva, at No. 4, have been playing effective innings, especially when things get slow in the middle overs. While Zadran averages 40 this year, Dhananjaya has a fifty and two thirties in 6 innings.