COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka on February 18
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Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will face off for one final time on this tour on Sunday in the second and final T20 International of the series in Sylhet. The first match of the series was all about displaying the batting prowess from both the sides as there was nothing for the bowlers. The visitors proved too good for the Tigers as they gunned down their highest chase in the format ever. However, this is the last chance for Bangladesh to eke out something of this tour which has dominated completely by Sri Lanka. The pitch in Sylhet is expected to be full of runs and another high-scoring encounter like Dhaka is on the cards. All the 6 T20Is played at the venue has been won by the teams chasing and the trend seems to continue on Sunday as well.
Best economical pick – Soumya Sarkar looked in his groove in the last game but failed to continue and post a big score for his team after reaching his half-century. If Tamim fails to recover from his injury, it becomes imperative that Soumya Sarkar takes up the responsibility and look to play throughout the innings.
Top captains & vice captains – Very few would’ve expected Kusal Mendis to play the last game as he was only drafted into the squad at the eleventh hour. But since the arrival of the new coach Chandika Hathurusingha, he has regained his form. Mendis has been timing the ball sweetly as ever. His knock was clearly an indication of his return to form which should be a huge relief for Sri Lankan supporters and the team management. He would love to back it up with another blistering performance and leave the country with some unforgettable memories. Thisara Perera has found his mojo big time on this whole tour and his resurgence along with Kusal Mendis’ form are the biggest positives for the visitors so far.
Smart pick – Bangladesh registered their highest total in T20Is in the first T20I thanks to the trio of Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim and Sarkar. Like Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur also scored a half century in the first T20I.
Cautious Pick – The likes of Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman need to step up to the plate as they were at the receiving end in the last game. Rubel Hossain went expensive for 52 runs off his 3.4 overs in the last T20I against Sri Lanka.
My XI – Kusal Mendis (Captain), Thisara Perera (Vice-Captain), Niroshan Dickwella, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Danushka Gunathilaka, Akila Dananjaya, Shehan Madushanka, Mustafizur Rahman, Mahmudullah, Dinesh Chandimal, Upul Tharangat