We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Sri Lanka vs Australia Match at R.Premadasa Stadium
Although the pitch at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has helped the batters pile on the runs, the spinners too have found decent purchase. For the eighth time in an ODI, the Sri Lankan spinners bowled 43 overs of spin in the last match.
Probable Playing Sri Lanka & Australia XIs
Probable XI for Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay
Playing XI for Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith/Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Matthew Kuhnemann
Power Players for Sri Lanka vs Australia Match
After failing in the first three games, David Warner responded with a brilliant 99 in the last match. He will be upset at missing out on a century and would be keen on making amends in the final ODI.
Charith Asalanka loves playing at the Premadasa. He has collected 446 runs in 8 innings at the venue, including 110 in the last game.
Dhananjaya de Silva’s dual role has helped fantasy players in this series. He has added 119 runs and taken 5 wickets in the last three ODIs. In fact, he turned the previous ODI in his team’s favour by dismissing David Warner.
Whenever Sri Lanka have been in need of wickets, Wanindu Hasaranga has delivered. His wrong’uns have posed plenty of problems for Australia on this tour.
Smart Picks for Sri Lanka vs Australia Match
If Australia are to win the final match, they will need to dismiss the in-form Kusal Mendis quickly. Currently, he is the highest run-getter (223) in the series.
Just three runs behind is Pathum Nissanka who has put a price on his wicket early on in the innings. He has been extremely successful in neutralising the Australian pace attack.
Pat Cummins might have played only three games, but he is already the joint-highest wicket-taker (6) of the series. If he plays the final ODI, expect him to please fantasy players once again.
Glenn Maxwell didn’t contribute to his side in the last game, but his all-round abilities make him a hot pick in fantasy leagues. It can go either way with him.
If Australia are to win the final game of the series, they will need significant contributions from Mitchell Marsh and Marnus Labuschagne. Besides their batting, the duo can also generate fantasy points with the ball.
Despite Australia’s fighting spirit in the last ODI, they could not stop Sri Lanka from sealing the series 3-1. A complete performance with both bat and ball from the hosts has stunned the tourists, who are already marred with injuries. That said, expect Australia to compete hard in the final game.
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Time: 24 June, 2.30 PM IST