Sri Lanka Women vs England Women, 1st ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Lauren Winfield scored 80 in the warm-up game against Sri Lanka Women Emerging squad.
Published - Mar 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Updated - Mar 15, 2019 10:03 pm
England Women will be facing Sri Lanka Women in a 3-match ODI series starting on Saturday. The England Women’s tour of Sri Lanka comprises of a 3-match ODI and T20I series that lasts over two weeks. This ODI series will be a crucial one for England Women who have underperformed in the ICC Women’s ODI Championship. England is currently placed at 5th position in the points table with six wins and six losses from 12 games.
The Heather Knight-led team will be hoping to continue their winning streak in Sri Lanka and move up in the Championship table. They won seven out of eight ODIs played in Sri Lanka with another game ending without a result. In fact, Sri Lanka has defeated England only once in Women’s ODI cricket. The Lankan Women sneaked through a 1-wicket win during the 2013 World Cup game which was played in India.
The first game of the 3-match ODI series between Sri Lanka Women and England Women will be hosted by the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.
The match starts at 9:50 AM local time (9:50 AM IST) (4:20 AM GMT).
There is no live streaming or broadcast planned for this game.
Last five completed ODI matches:
Sri Lanka Women: L, L, L, W, L.
England Women: W, L, L, L, W.
Hambantota will be hosting a Women’s game for the first time. Generally, this venue is a high-scoring one during the Men’s one-day games. Totals over 240 can be expected if England bat first and around 200 if the Lankans bat first.
Average first innings total: N/A
Record of chasing teams: N/A
Probable Playing XI:
Sri Lanka Women:
Chamari Atapattu (C), Prasadani Weerakkody (WK), Anushka Sanjeewani, Harshitha Madavi, Hasini Perera, Shashikala Siriwardena, Nilakshi De Silva, Kaveesha Dilhari, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya, Oshadi Ranasinghe.
Bench: Udeshika Probadhani, Hansima Karunaratne, Sugandika Kumari, Inoshi Fernando.
Tammy Beaumont, Amy Ellen Jones (WK), Lauren Winfield, Heather Knight (C), Natalie Sciver, Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley Brown, Kate Cross, Anya Shrubsole, Laura Marsh, Alex Hartley.
Bench: Freya Davies, Linsey Smith, Fran Wilson.
Lauren Winfield’s career has been upside down since being part of the England Women’s CWC winning team in 2017. She lost her opening spot and also been out of the team for a while. Sarah Taylor’s absence will give her a go at the No.3 position. Winfield had a couple of good knocks against India recently and scored an 82-ball 80 in the warm-up against Sri Lanka Emerging Women’s team.
Team & Injury News:
(Will be added when there is an update.)
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Chamari Atapattu, Shashikala Siriwardena, Harshitha Madavi, Tammy Beaumont
Vice-captain options – Anya Shrubsole, Inoka Ranaweera, Laura Marsh, Lauren Winfield, Nilakshi De Silva, Oshadi Ranasinghe
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Prasadani Weerakkody
Batters – Harshitha Madavi, Hasini Perera, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield
All-Rounders – Chamari Atapattu, Heather Knight (C), Natalie Sciver (VC)
Bowlers – Inoka Ranaweera, Kate Cross, Laura Marsh
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Amy Ellen Jones
Batters – Tammy Beaumont (C), Lauren Winfield, Harshitha Madavi, Nilakshi De Silva
All-Rounders – Chamari Atapattu (VC), Shashikala Siriwardena, Heather Knight
Bowlers – Inoka Ranaweera, Anya Shrubsole, Kate Cross
The all-rounders category consists of Heather Knight, Natalie Sciver, Chamari Atapattu and Shashikala Siriwardena. Knight’s consistency makes her a certain pick while Shashikala always contributes with both bat and ball. Atapattu, if scores, she scores big and also bowls a good amount of overs. Sciver does well in both departments or fails in both during the same game.
England Women are expected to take a 1-0 lead in the ODI series with a comfortable win over Sri Lanka Women.
*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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