COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Sri Lanka vs England on November 23
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England’s 2-0 triumph amidst the Sri Lankan conditions in what was presumably the home team’s conquest was almost a revelation for the fans of English cricket. The victory in the Test at Pallekele led to Root & Co. acquiring their first ever overseas triumph under the leadership of the 27-year-old, which could also turn up as his first ever white-wash win against any competing unit. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, would aim for a compensatory win in the final conquest to render some respect form the eyes of the home audience.
Best economical pick – Well as Moeen Ali has bowled, landing the ball exactly where he has wanted to, 23 runs from four innings is well below what the team expects from him. He’ll hope to add to his tally of wickets, sure, but will also want to take his series aggregate with the bat up to a respectable number.
Top captains & vice captains – England Captain Joe Root smashed his 15th test century in the second innings of second test. None of Joe Root’s 15 Test centuries been in a losing cause. Root’s 11 centuries resulted in England’s wins while other four coming in draws. His 120-ball century in the second innings is the fastest known Test century by an England captain. Sri Lanka opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratnewas in prolific form during the second test with the bat and he will be the key man for hosts in the third and final test as well.
Smart pick – Angelo Mathews will be the key man for Sri Lanka for the upcoming game. He is the senior-most and will have to take more responsibility with Dinesh Chandimal not around. Mathews scored fifties in both the innings of the first Test and second innings of second Test but failed to convert them into big ones. The onus will be on this all-rounder to score the big runs and help his team challenge the opposition.
Cautious Pick – James Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, has bowled only 41 overs across the two matches so far on pitches more suited to spinners. Anderson have taken a wicket since the first innings of the first Test, and in the second match in Pallekele none of Sri Lanka's 20 wickets fell to an England seamer.
My XI – Joe Root (Captain), Dimuth Karunaratne (Vice-Captain), Ben Foakes, Adil Rashid, Dilruwan Perera, Moeen Ali, Jack Leach, Angelo Mathews, Jos Buttler, Malinda Pushpakumara, Dhananjaya de Silva