We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
(Based on the last 3 games)
1st innings average score: 130
2nd innings average score: 102
Type: Run-making has been challenging.
Time: October 20, 9.30 AM IST
After picking up 3 wickets, Dushmantha Chameera pulled up a muscle and left the ground. He remains in doubt for the next game.
Probable XI for Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera/Lahiru Kumara, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana
Probable XI for Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Roelof van der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren
Charith Asalanka has added only 9 runs in his last 5 T20Is, including three ducks.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa hasn’t played significant innings in this World Cup, but he remains Sri Lanka’s best finisher. If he gets promoted up the order, there could be some fireworks.
Regardless of which stage he bowls in, Maheesh Theekshana has been regularly striking. He has taken 8 wickets, including the best figures of 2 for 15 in his last 5 T20Is.
Dhananjaya de Silva continues to keep fantasy players happy. His 21-ball 33 at a strike rate of 157 helped him ease into the Ultimate Team.
Kusal Mendis hasn’t made any impact in his last 4 T20Is. That said, we know what he is capable of. In the Asia Cup, he registered scores of 60, 36, and 57.
For his 30* and 2 for 18 against Namibia, Bas de Leede was the captain of the Ultimate Team.
Vikramjit Singh (39) and Max O’Dowd (35) stitched an opening partnership of 59 against Namibia. They provided 50 points between them.
Although Pathum Nissanka was only striking at 123, his 60-ball 74 was instrumental in sealing the win for Sri Lanka over the UAE. For his efforts, he finished with the most points (52) on My11Circle.
For his sensational spell of 4-1-8-3 against the UAE, Wanindu Hasaranga generated 37 crucial points. When he last bowled against the Netherlands in 2021, he ended up with a three-for.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Sri Lanka’s variety in the bowling department wreaked havoc against the inexperienced UAE batters. It will be an uphill task for the Netherlands batters. When they last faced the Sri Lankan bowlers in 2021, they were bundled out for 44.