We have opted for a fantasy cricket team on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

Fantasy Cricket Team

Probable XIs

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Nishan Madushka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Prabath Jayasuriya, Ramesh Mendis, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando

Ireland: James McCollum, Murray Commins/Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Peter Moor, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Benjamin White/Fionn Hand

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Pitch Report

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle

(Based on the last three games)

1st innings average score: 397

2nd innings average score: 197

3rd innings average score: 288

4th innings average score: 302

The last Test didn’t go into the fourth innings.

Wickets per innings: 9

Type: Good for batting. Helps spinners as the game progresses.


Batting 1st: 67%

Batting 2nd: 33%

Fantasy Tips of The Day

Prabhat Jayasuriya and Ramesh Mendis have a special love affair with Galle, where they have collectively bagged 83 wickets, including as many as eight five-fors.

At the same venue, Dimuth Karunaratne has amassed 1,688 runs at 54 – of which 882 runs at 74, including four centuries, have come batting first.

Lorcan Tucker (196 at 49) and Harry Tector (182 at 46) are the leading run-getters for Ireland in 2023. In the process, the duo has provided bonus points for hammering 48 boundaries.

Mark Adair has scalped 10 wickets in only three Tests he has played so far, generating an average of 41.66 points per innings.

In addition to collecting 108 runs, Andy McBrine has picked eight wickets in his last two Tests in the subcontinent. He could be a force to reckon with on the dry Galle surface.

It has been a productive start to the year for Dinesh Chandimal and Kusal Mendis, who have together piled on 573 runs at 64 in only three Tests.

Vishwa Fernando has taken only seven wickets in his last five Tests.

Spinners took 72% of the wickets in the last three games at the venue. Meanwhile, seven centuries were slammed.


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