COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka on January 19
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Bangladesh started the tri-series with an incredible victory over Zimbabwe in the first ODI match in Dhaka. The hosts defeated the opposition by eight wickets courtesy a great effort by their bowlers who bowled Zimbabwe out for a paltry total of 170 runs. In the other hand Sri Lanka once again lost to Zimbabwe as the two teams clashed for the first time in the ongoing tri-series in Bangladesh. Graeme Cremer led side prevailed in what was a nerve-wracking thriller in the 100th ODI at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. Sikandar Raza was the man who made the difference once again for his team as their opponents lacked the resilience in the end. However, Zimbabwe stay alive in the series with Sri Lanka needing to win this game against Bangladesh.
Best economical pick – In the chase against Zimbabwe in the second ODI, Kusal Perera got Sri Lanka off to a flyer even as they lost Upul Tharanga cheaply. The left-hander made an enterprising 80. But his wicket proved to be the downfall for them as Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal also followed soon after brief cameos.
Top captains & vice captains – Chasing small scores could sometimes be very tricky. But, Bangladesh were clinical in their run chase in the first match against Zimbabwe. Tamim Iqbal continued his good form with the bat. He played a wonderful knock of 84 runs in just 93 balls. In the run chase, Bangladeshis lost their opener, Anamul Haque, early. But, Tamim stitched a very good partnership with Shakib al Hassan taking them very close to the victory. But, the all-rounder fell in the 20th over when the score was 108. He made 37 runs off 46 balls at a strike rate of 80.43. Shakib also picked two wickets right in the first over of the match.
Smart pick – It seemed Zimbabwe would win the second ODI easily but Thisara Perera had different ideas as he hammered every Zimbabwean bowler chancing his luck. He was also dropped by Taylor and Perera took full toll of it. He smashed 64 off just 37 deliveries with 5 fours and three sixes but heartbreakingly was sent back by Tendai Chatara in the 47th over with Sri Lanka still needing 16 runs.
Cautious Pick – Kusal Mendis, The Sri Lankan middle order batsman who is making a comeback to the Sri Lankan ODI squad was again dismissed cheaply for a duck. He may give you minus points if he again fails in this against Bangladesh, so be careful before trading him in your squad.
My XI – Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Shakib al Hasan (Vice-Captain),Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Akila Dananjaya, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Suranga Lakmal