COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Sri Lanka vs England on November 6
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England have enjoyed their every bit of stay in the Sri Lankan nation. A 3-1 victory in the ODIs, followed by a 1-0 win in the solitary T20i makes them a favorite for the 3-match Tests, the first of which would commence from November 4 at Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, would be eyeing to save their lost honor by resorting to whatever measures necessary in the forthcoming Test series. The batting department would be heavily dependent on the likes of Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, and Niroshan Dickwella, to steer their side to a competitive total. England's prospects would appear bleak, especially when you consider that their inexperienced and stuttering top order will now be without the services of Alastair Cook following his retirement.
Best economical pick – Adil Rashid has been quite impressive in this tour and picked up 9 wickets in this tour so far. He will not be easy to score off on this surface and is expected to pose a major threat to the Islanders.
Top captains & vice captains – Joe Root had a tough run in the ongoing ODI contests, not to forget his meager exhibition in the Tests against India, a couple of months back in England. The Tests against Sri Lanka in their own challenging conditions would be just an opportunity that he might have anticipated for, in order to slam the critics who had doubted his prowess both as a skipper and as a batsman in the red-ball cricket. Rangana Herath has been Sri Lanka’s spin front man since the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan and has done exceedingly well over the years. In the last 12 months, he has 25 wickets in seven Tests, 12 of which came against South Africa in two Tests in July. Rangana Herath would be featuring in his final Test, and the best possible way to bid adieu to the Sri Lankan legend would be in the form of a victory at any expense.
Smart pick – England will again rely heavily on James Anderson, whose record in Asia is better than many would like to believe, and his performances in Dubai during England's series defeat to Pakistan back in 2015 highlighted his ability to prosper in such harsh conditions for seam bowlers.
Cautious Pick – Ever since his maiden Test hundred in Mumbai two years ago, Keaton Jennings has had a forgettable time in the Test arena where his ability against quality seam and swing bowling has been found out.
My XI – Joe Root (Captain), Rangana Herath (Vice-Captain), Adil Rashid, James Anderson, Dimuth Karunaratne, Ollie Pope, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Moeen Ali, Dinesh Chandimal, Jos Buttler