COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka on January 31
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Bangladesh will play Sri Lanka in the first Test of the two match series from 31st January. One has to say that this is going to be an enticing encounter. Bangladesh at home are a solid team as we all know. Sri Lanka is the 6th ranked team Bangladesh is placed at No. 9 in the ICC Test rankings. The last time these two teams met was the latter’s landmark 100th Test and they beat the Lankans in their backyard to level the series 1-1. Over the years, these two Asian teams have met each other 18 times in the Test arena and Sri Lanka have taken the honors on 15 occasions while Bangladesh won just one and a couple of other matches ended in draws.
Best economical pick – Dilruwan Perera made his debut in whites in 2014 against Pakistan at Sharjah and since then has been a vital player to the fortunes of his team. He is also a handy batsman with six half-centuries under his belt. He played a crucial role in his team’s historic series win against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Top captains & vice captains – Sri Lanka bowling mainstay is the veteran Rangana Herath who has been exceeding expectations and irrespective of age continues to be the most valuable player in the bowling attack. He need two more wickets to complete 500 wickets in International cricket. The captain of the Test side Dinesh Chandimal was class apart during the last Test series against India. He was the only batsman in the lineup who fought throughout the series amidst the wickets falling at the other end regularly. He was also the second highest run-getter of the series only behind his Indian counterpart with 366 runs at a brilliant average of 61.
Smart pick – Dimuth Karunaratne was in good nick against Pakistan as he made a career-best 196 in the second Test in Dubai and was named Player of the Series. He also had an excellent 2017 finishing the year with over 1,000 runs in Test cricket, the first time a Sri Lankan had achieved the milestone since Sangakkara retired.
Cautious Pick – The 22-year old Kusal Mendis is a great prospect for Sri Lanka. He is making a comeback to the test side after missing the series against India. He had a bad series against Pakistan in UAE which was the main reason why Mendis dropped for the series against India. He will be in pressure for this series.
My XI – Rangana Herath (Captain), Dinesh Chandimal (Vice-Captain), Dilruwan Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Tamim Iqbal, Suranga Lakmal,Abdur Razzak, Niroshan Dickwella, Mominul Haque, Dhananjaya de Silva, Imrul Kayes