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Sri Lanka A vs Bangladesh A, 2019: 2nd Unofficial ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Afif Hossain will be a safe choice as vice-captain considering his all-round abilities.

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Mohammad Mithun. (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 2nd game of the 3-match Unofficial ODI series between Sri Lanka A and Bangladesh A will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (3:30 AM GMT) (10:00 AM IST).

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Preview:

Bangladesh A had a tough beginning to the unofficial ODI series against Sri Lanka A as they lost the first match by seven wickets. The way they lost the match was a concern for the visiting side. Bangladesh A elected to bat first at the Colombo’s RPS despite there was moisture on the track. Despite struggling in the first half, they reached 102/4 and set towards a respectable total.

However, the Sri Lanka A skipper Ashan Priyanjan took a 4-wicket haul to bundle out the Bangladesh team quickly. Priyanjan had figures of 4/10 in his 4.3 overs as Bangladesh A lost their last six wickets for 14 runs. The target of 117 was chased down in only 25.5 overs by the home side for the loss of three wickets. Priyanjan starred with the bat as well by scoring an unbeaten fifty.


Weather Condition/Report:

A miracle is required to get a full 50-over game on Thursday at the Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium. The venue could get the match resumed quickly after spells of rain. However, the weather forecast indicates there will be more than showers and drizzling.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The RPS Colombo has produced decent tracks for One-Day games. However, the recent most ones have been low-scoring ones. The weather conditions can be considered as a reason for it. The moisture due to continuous rains is one of the reasons.

Average first innings score: 243 (Last five List A matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 2

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Bangladesh A:

Mohammad Naim, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Anamul Haque (WK), Mohammad Mithun (C), Afif Hossain, Ariful Haque, Sunzamul Islam, Abu Hider, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Abu Jayed.

Bench – Nurul Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan, Jahurul Islam, Mominul Haque, Ebadat Hossain, Rishad Hossain, Salauddin Sakil.

Sri Lanka A:

Sandun Weerakkody (WK), Pathum Nissanka, Priyamal Perera, Ashan Priyanjan (C), Kamindu Mendis, Ashen Bandara, Chamika Karunaratne, Amila Aponso, Ramesh Mendis, Vishwa Fernando, Shiran Fernando.

Bench – Lahiru Udara, Shammu Ashan, Asela Gunaratne, Ishan Jayaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Asitha Fernando.


Top Picks:

Saif Hassan and Pathum Nissanka are reliable top-order batsmen in the respective teams. The duo has produced good scores while playing for Emerging, ‘A’ and Under-23 teams. Mohammad Naim also has a good record in List A cricket. He has scored four hundreds and nine fifties at an average of 48.21 in 33 matches.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Kamindu Mendis, Saif Hassan, Afif Hossain, Ashan Priyanjan

Vice-Captain – Anamul Haque, Pathum Nissanka, Priyamal Perera, Najmul Hossain Shanto

Afif Hossain will be a safe choice as vice-captain considering his all-round abilities.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sandun Weerakkody

Batsmen – Pathum Nissanka, Saif Hassan (VC), Priyamal Perera, Najmul Hossain Shanto

All-Rounders – Ashan Priyanjan (C), Kamindu Mendis, Afif Hossain

Bowlers – Chamika Karunaratne, Mehedi Hasan Rana, Abu Jayed

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sandun Weerakkody

Batsmen – Pathum Nissanka (VC), Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque

All-Rounders – Afif Hossain (C), Ariful Haque, Kamindu Mendis

Bowlers – Chamika Karunaratne, Shiran Fernando, Abu Hider, Sunzamul Islam


Expert Advice:

There is uncertainty over Bangladesh A line-up with five players joining the initially announced squad for this tour. Hence, we have picked the teams based on the XI which played the first ODI.

Probable Winners:

Bangladesh A side are expected to bounce back and level the series.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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