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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Sri Lanka vs England on October 23, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Sri Lanka vs England on October 23 Sri Lanka performed their best of the series till now in the 4th ODI. Batsmen Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera helped the team post an above par total on a tricky pitch. Although Jason Roy showed a lot of intent to begin with, the game was almost even-steven before rain decided to play spoilsport. It is very unfortunate that both the teams have not been tested as much as they would have liked in the series. Most of the matches have been curtailed due to rain and cricket has not been the only deciding factor. England have momentum on their side and it would be very tough for Sri Lanka to top that. Now that the series has already been decided, Sri Lanka will play for pride. Best economical pick – Although Moeen Ali picked up more wickets against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI, Adil Rashid was exceptionally economical during his spell. Not only did he restrict the Sri Lankan batting but also picked up a crucial wicket to apply brakes to the innings. Adil Rashid has backed his selection ever since he made a comeback earlier this year and is one of the mainstays in the English team. Top captains & vice captains – Eoin Morgan is slowly finding the devastating form he once used to have at the best possible time. With just months to go for the ICC Cricket World Cup, Morgan’s form is good news for the English batting attack that already has the likes of Jos Buttler and Joe Root. Morgan did his job in the 4th ODI beautifully where he remained unbeaten till the end and kept the scoreboard ticking. Joe Root has been phenomenal so far this year. His performances have been consistent, making him one of the batsmen that England rely on heavily. Root, in his tour to Sri Lanka, has adapted really well to the sub-continent conditions and looks extremely stable every time he is on the crease. He was unbeaten in the last match where he ensured that England crossed the line and sealed the series. Smart pick – Sri Lanka has been disappointing in the series so far. After getting knocked out in the Asia Cup in September, Sri Lanka has lost a home ODI series against England. While there are a lot of things not working for Sri Lanka, Thisara Perera’s form isn’t one of them. Perera has been exceptional with the bat and ball consistently now. Cautious Pick – Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal has been out of form in the ODI format since a long time. Since March 2017, he has scored at a strike rate of 62 and with average also just 22 and being Captain. One of the reasons for SL downfall, he brings run rate down quite considerably if they have a good start. My XI – Eoin Morgan (Captain), Joe Root (Vice-Captain), Jason Roy, Thisara Perera, Adil Rashid, Akila Dananjaya, Jos Buttler, Niroshan Dickwella, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Dasun Shanaka
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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe on October 21, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe on October 21 Bangladesh will host Zimbabwe for a 3-match ODI series which will be the sixteenth bilateral ODI series between the two countries. The first match of the series is scheduled to be held on the 21st of October at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur. Despite the absence of the star-studded duo of Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh team will be high on confidence given their performance in recently concluded Asia Cup. On the other hand, Zimbabwe is having a terrible run in ODIs in recent times. Pakistan thrashed them 5-0 at their home earlier this year. In their last series too, South Africa whitewashed them by 3-0. Overall, they have lost 17 out of 23 games played in 2018. Best economical pick – With the experience of 83 ODIs, Craig Ervine has been one of the finest batsmen for Zimbabwe over the years. Batting at number three, he should look to hold the innings together and play out the new ball to make it easy for the more experienced and talented middle-order to come. A lot will depend on how the Men in Red fare in this tour. Top captains & vice captains – Mushfiqur Rahim played a pivotal role during Bangladesh's Asia Cup campaign, where the Tigers finished as runners-up. He struck a match-winning ton against Sri Lanka in the event opener, and he played another watchful knock of 99 against Pakistan. On both occasions, Bangladesh's top-order failed and Mushfiqur helped them in achieving a challenging total. He would love to continue his good form in this series too. Liton Das, the new batting sensation of Bangladesh, played an excellent knock in the Asia Cup final as he hit his maiden ODI ton. The right-handed batsman smashed 121 off 117 balls stunning India in the final. He will look to do the same against Zimbabwe in this series. Smart pick – Since coming out of retirement, Brendan Taylor has been doing a decent job for his country, but a lot more is expected of him. Not many are unaware of his ODI exploits and he certainly packs a punch. If the Bangla bowlers get a little carried away and give him some freedom to work with, we could see the old Brendan Taylor in action. Cautions Pick – What has happened to Solomon Mire? He has been totally out of form now a days. Not long ago, he had almost hit a century against Pakistan in the T20I tri-series back home. Then he managed to score only 9 runs in the 3 match ODI series South Africa. My XI – Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Liton Das (Vice-Captain), Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Mohammad Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Kyle Jarvis, Nazmul Islam, Sikandar Raza, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto
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Critical Updates
  • Dasun Shanaka
    Playing XI : May be
     
    Analysis : Niroshan Dickwella is expected to come into the side in place of Dasun Shanaka. For all the talent and the skill that he possesses, Shanaka hasn’t been able to deliver either with the bat or the ball. He just bowled three overs and was run out after an extended struggle with the willow against Bangladesh.
  • Akila Dananjaya
    Playing XI : May be
     
    Analysis : The Sri Lankan mystery off-spinner Akila Dananjaya bagged 14 wickets in the recently concluded five-match series against South Africa, claiming six wickets in the final ODI and bamboozling the South African batsmen for a paltry total of 121. Possessing a classic leg-spinner, a carrom ball, and a splendid googly up his sleeve, Akila Dhananjaya is definitely a key player in this Sri Lankan squad for this tournament.
     
    Akila Dananjaya will not be available for the matches between 15th and 17th as his wife is expected to give birth to their first child.
  • Prithvi Shaw
    Playing XI : May be
     
    Analysis : The Indian batting prodigy from Mumbai, Prithvi Shaw, is expected to get his first international game in the fifth Test against England after a dismal show by KL Rahul in the fourth Test. Shaw has been exceptional in the recent scheme of things. Hence, in Shaw, India might look to end their opening woes in the fifth Test.
  • Alastair Cook

    Playing XI - Definitely

    Analysis : Alastair Cook has not been in good form for England for almost a year now. In the three Test matches against India, he has scored just 80 runs in five innings at an average of 16. He hasn't used his feet at all to the Indian pacers and hence has nicked the ball a couple of times. Being a good player of spin bowling, he has surprisingly got out to Ashwin twice in the three Test matches so far. Hence, England should consider the option of dropping Alastair Cook in the remaining two matches.

  • Adil Rashid

    Playing XI : May be

    Analysis : England's front-line spinner Adil Rashid has been rarely given the ball in this Test series so far. Despite playing all the three matches, he didn't ball at all in the Lord's Test due to the overhead conditions and bowled just 48 overs in the other two Test matches. Hence, he has just picked up 7 wickets at an average of 26.71. Hence, England should look at picking up a spin all-rounder like Moeen Ali who has troubled the Indian batsmen in the past.

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