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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Sri Lanka vs South Africa on August 14, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Sri Lanka vs South Africa on August 14 After a dominating performance in the Test series, Sri Lanka couldn’t replicate their form in the five-match ODI series against South Africa. Albeit they won the last two matches, they eventually lost the series 2-3. Angelo Mathews and Co would now love to win the one-off T20I and end their campaign on a high. In the meantime, the visitors won’t have Faf du Plessis as their captain and JP Duminy will have the responsibility. The team lost their erstwhile T20I series against India earlier this year, however, will start the encounter the favourites for the reason that they are ranked sixth compared to Lanka’s ninth. After defeats in the last two One Dayers, South Africa will want to bow out on a positive note. Best economical pick – Akila Dananjaya finished as the leading wicket-taker in the ODIs with 14 wickets in five matches. The off-spinner played a key role to demolish the South African batting line-up with his six-wicket haul in the last game. He can pose a threat to the visitors in this match. Top captains & vice captains – It is indeed very good to see the talented all-rounder JP Duminy find good match-winning form in the ODIs against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka haven’t been able to get the measure of JP Duminy as yet in the ODI series. They need to find ways of keeping him quiet in the one-off T20I in order to stand a good chance of winning the game. Having scored 1822 runs in 76 T20Is at an average of 37.96 at a strike rate of 124.79, there is proven match-winning talent in this fine all-rounder. Angelo Mathews will be the key for Sri Lanka. Mathews has scored the most runs for the side in the 20-overs format and the skipper also topped the runs charts in the ODI series and is coming off an unbeaten 97 in the fifth ODI. Smart pick – This year Thisara Perera seems to be a new man. In seven T20 internationals this year, he has struck at 179 with the bat, with an average of 45.20, and though he hasn't quite turned it around with the ball in T20s, he has generally been good in ODIs. Cautious Pick – This Sri Lankan tour has been a disaster tour for Aiden Markram so far. He failed to play spin in the test series and then in the ODI series he scored only 23 runs in three matches. It is highly unlikable that he will get a place in the playing XI for this game, so don’t pick him in your Fantasy team for this match. My XI – JP Duminy (Captain) Angelo Mathews (Vice-Captain), Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Quinton de Kock, Dhananjaya de Silva, Reeza Hendricks, Kusal Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Sri Lanka vs South Africa on August 12, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Sri Lanka vs South Africa on August 12 Sri Lanka will play for pride once again when they take on South Africa in the fifth ODI at Colombo on Sunday. Sri Lanka pulled things back in the fourth ODI as they won the match by 3 runs. A 3-2 loss is always better than a 4-1 loss. And Sri Lanka would go all guns blazing to do so. South Africa would come hard at Sri Lanka after suffering a narrow loss in the fourth ODI. Sri Lanka showed they would not go down fighting and put up a brave show in the fourth ODI. They eked out a win by 3 runs in the fourth ODI and would look to finish off the ODI series on a high with another win in the fifth ODI. The win in fourth ODI would have given a new lifeline to Sri Lanka who would go all out to bag another match to make it 3-2 series loss. South Africa, however, would like to end it as 4-1 win. Best economical pick – All-rounder Dasun Shanaka was the star of the show for Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI with a rapid half-century with the bat along with the vital wicket of Reeza Hendricks with the ball. He is available at a salary of just 8.5, so you can buy a big fish with cheap rate. Top captains & vice captains – The cheeky South African middle order batsman JP Duminy is without a doubt a hero for his side in this series so far. He is the highest run getter for South Africa in this series so far with 215 runs in just four matches with an astonishing average of 71.67. If he maintains his form of play then it will be very difficult for Sri Lanka to win the last match of this 5 match ODI Series. The 29-year-old Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera will be key to Sri Lanka's performance in the final ODI. He has been performing well with both bat and ball in this ODI series. Perera scored a half century and picked up two crucial wickets at the end of innings in last match. Thisara Perera bowled a terrific penultimate over which fetched only eight runs along with a wicket. He will look to continue his good form in the final ODI too. Smart pick – In the fourth ODI Sri Lanka were helped by a collective batting display led by Kusal Perera (to score their first 300 in this series) who went on a boundary-hitting spree, first bringing up his 2000 ODI runs before scoring a fifty off just 28 balls. Cautious Pick – It there was something bothering the home side most was their top order. In the first 3 ODIs they had opening partnerships of 2, 13 and 20. Upul Tharanga’s form was a worry as he is their best batsmen and failed totally in this series so far. My XI – JP Duminy (Captain) Thisara Perera (Vice-Captain), Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks, Suranga Lakmal, Lungi Ngidi, Akila Dananjaya, Quinton de Kock, Dhananjaya de Silva
Critical Updates
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
    Playing XI - May be
    Analysis : India dropped their first choice number three batsman in Cheteshwar Pujara for the more flamboyant KL Rahul for the first test. The move backfired spectacularly with both Dhawan and Rahul failing with the bat and the former spilling catches at crucial stages of the match. Pujara who is known for playing the waiting game early into his innings and capitalising later on in the day will come into reckoning if the Kohli decides to drop either Dhawan or Rahul for more stability.
  • Chris Woakes

    Playing XI - May be

    Analysis - England will be missing their premier all-rounder, Ben Stokes, in the Lord's Test. England has drafted Chris Woakes in the squad for the second Test. Chris Woakes can turn out be a resolute batsman at number 8, which just about sets him in the list of all-rounders.

  • Sam Curran
    Playing XI : Definitely
    Analysis : Sam Curran, the Man of the Match in the previous Test against India, arrived at the international stage with an all-round performance in the first Test. His knock of 63 in the second innings of the first Test proved to be crucial for England. Besides his handy knock in both the innings, Curran also shone in the bowling department with 4-for in the first innings.
  • Kuldeep Yadav

    Playing XI : Definitely

    Analysis : This 23 year old Left arm Chainaman bowler has been a sensation in Indian Cricket. Kuldeep Yadav was in top form in the limited-overs leg of the tour. However, the English batsmen seemed to figured him out at the end of the ODI series. So it will be interesting to see whether Kuldeep will be in the playing XI. India also have experienced spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

  • Jasprit Bumrah

    Playing XI - May be

    Analysis - Jasprit Bumrah made his Test debut in January this year against South Africa. He immediately impressed everybody, taking 14 wickets in 3 games which included a 5 wicket haul. He got AB De Villiers bowled as his maiden Test wicket. He has the ability to swing the ball and his extra pace can trouble a few. Many England Test specialists will be facing him for the first time and might find it difficult to score against him. He may miss the first test due to injury.

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