COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Sri Lanka vs South Africa on August 5
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After losing the Test series against Sri Lanka, South Africa came back strongly to win 2 ODIs on the trot. They are now one win away from winning the series. Both the games were pretty much easy for the visitors. Now, as we are moving towards the 3rd ODI, which is set be played at Pallekele, the Africans would be looking to finish the series on Sunday itself. Africans have created a sensational record against the Lankans as they have won all their last 10 battles when it comes to ODIs against the Asian giant. There is no doubt that they can stretch this feat to 11 in the 3rd ODI. South Africans are having an edge over the hosts in the 3rd One Day International keeping in mind their great form in the previous two matches and the past records.
Best economical pick – Akila Dananjaya has been the star performer for Sri Lanka with the ball. The off spinner has taken three wickets each in the two matches and he is likely to cause problems for South Africa once again.
Top captains & vice captains – Quinton de Kock struggled visibly in the Tests, but has been a different beast in the ODIs. He has scored 47 and 87 in his two outings so far, and has been involved in a combined eight dismissals across two matches. If South Africa are to clinch the serieson Sunday, de Kock will surely play a part. The Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was one of just two batsmen who impressed in the second innings. He scored a 111-ball 79*, and Dickwella spoke of his calming influence on his own batting. Mathews has to spread that calm throughout the team – Sri Lanka need it desperately.
Smart pick – South African Fast Bowler Kagiso Rabada has taken five wickets in the two matches including a four-fer in the first match. He's ranked ninth in the world. He's regarded as one of the best in any format. Rabada had been South Africa's most penetrative bowler in the Test series. And he has been the best fast bowler by far in the ODI series too.
Cautious Pick – David Miller has been out of form these days. His journey from one of the most destructive batsman in the world to one of the most under performer these days is known to everyone. South Africans would be hoping for his great run in the upcoming matches to be played.
My XI – Quinton de Kock (Captain) Angelo Mathews (Vice-Captain), Kagiso Rabada, Akila Dananjaya, Kusal Mendis, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Jean-Paul Duminy, Niroshan Dickwella, Wiaan Mulder, Tabraiz Shamsi