14Dec2018
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips New Zealand vs Sri Lanka on December 15,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips New Zealand vs Sri Lanka on December 15 On Saturday, New Zealand and Sri Lanka meet at Basin Reserve in Wellington. The match sees Sri Lanka, who is struggling for form and affected by suspensions and retirements, meet a resurgent New Zealand side with no such problems. Sri Lanka faced England at home in the recent series and slipped to defeat in all three Tests. New Zealand, on the other hand, begin their summer of international cricket on the back of an excellent 2-1 series win against Pakistan in the UAE. Sri Lanka’s mission is highlighted by the fact that they have won just two Tests in New Zealand in 17 attempts. Sri Lanka’s away form has been patchy over the last two years but wins in the UAE against Pakistan, Bangladesh and the West Indies will give them heart that they could pull off an upset. The venue for the first Test is Basin Reserve in Wellington. New Zealand have been beaten at the venue, by South Africa in 2017, but resounding wins against Bangladesh and the West Indies demonstrates their ability to dominate sides not at the top of their form. Best economical pick – Henry Nicholls had skated by on a modest average for the first 16 Tests of his career, but 2018 might just be the making of the man. He made 145 not out against England, in Auckland, to begin the year, but it was in the UAE last month that he truly blossomed, making scores of 55 and 77 before his outstanding match-turning second-innings 126 not out in the company of Williamson, in Abu Dhabi. Top captains & vice captains – One of the key clashes between the two sides will be between the captains, Kane Williamson and Dinesh Chandimal. The Sri Lankan captain has a fine batting average of 44.29 but Williamson’s 51.57 is evidence of his batting superiority. In latest ICC rankings the Black Caps captain has become the first New Zealander to achieve over 900 points and he is just seven points below Virat Kohli. Chandimal is ranked 12 but has only scored over 50 once in his last eight innings. Williamson has three including his majestic 139 against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Smart pick – Karunaratne had a good series against England, scoring three half-centuries and will look to continue that form here. On surfaces that are likely to assist bowlers, Karunaratne's presence at the top will do Sri Lanka a world of good. Cautions Pick – New Zealand All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme had a very poor test series against Pakistan recently. Neither he scored runs nor took wickets in the 3 march series against Pakistan. My XI – Kane Williamson (Captain), Dinesh Chandimal (Vice-Captain), Henry Nicholls, Dimuth Karunaratne, BJ Watling, Jeet Raval, Suranga Lakmal, Tim Southee, Lahiru Kumara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva
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13Dec2018
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Bangladesh vs West Indies on December 14,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Bangladesh vs West Indies on December 14 West Indies pulled one back on Tuesday against Bangladesh in the second ODI to level the three-match series in a thrilling encounter at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. Shai Hope struck a magnificent century to beat the hosts by four wickets with just two balls remaining. With the series evenly balanced, the two teams now head to Sylhet International Cricket Stadium for the third and final ODI match of the tournament. The two matches have brought some genuine match-winners from both sides and can make life a little difficult for Fantasy Cricket players across the globe. Best economical pick – Oshane Thomas is a really good player performing in an ordinary team. The seamer showed a lot of potential in West Indies’ tour of India and is now continuing his good form against Bangladesh. Thomas’ spell, where he claimed three wickets, was probably the turning point of the match and helped West Indies restrict Bangladesh to under 260. Top captains & vice captains – If you witnessed Shai Hope’s performance in the second ODI, it will be very difficult to keep him out of your team. The wicketkeeper struck a beautiful unbeaten century and stuck till the very end to guide the Windies home. Hope’s shot selection was thoughtful and perfectly balanced which makes his case for the team in the third ODI. Shakib Al-Hasan showed why experience is one of the most sought-after traits in cricket during his quickfire 62-ball 65. He has been a mainstay in the Bangladesh squad for over a decade and came onto bat when the hosts were struggling. But the all-rounder displayed nerves of steel and built what was a vital partnership along with Rahim. Al-Hasan’s bowling prowess also makes him an extremely resourceful pick for your Fantasy team. Smart pick – While Shai Hope has undoubtedly grabbed all the headlines on Tuesday, Bangladesh wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim also had a decent outing. Rahim, who has had quite a year, helped consolidate the Bangladesh innings after a shaky start. Though he couldn’t convert his innings into something special, his knock of 62 took Bangladesh out of trouble temporarily. Cautions Pick – The 29-year-old batsman from Trinidad, Darren Bravo made a return to the ODI team after a gap of two years and the comeback wasn’t a memorable one for him by any means. The southpaw strained with a 51-ball 19 in the first ODI and then played another slow innings of 27 runs off 43 balls. My XI – Shai Hope (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan (Vice-Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Roston Chase, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza, Oshane Thomas, D BIshoo, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan
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13Dec2018
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs India on December 14,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs India on December 14 After the conclusion of the thrilling first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the two teams now head to Perth for the second match. A new stadium at Perth, called the Optus Stadium, will welcome India on Friday. With India winning the first Test match of the series, the pressure is now on the Australians at their home to come back and show the world they can still be competitive without their two batting giants David Warner and Steve Smith. On the other hand, the Indian team is full of confidence ahead of the second match, as their batting as well as bowling are clicking. Best economical pick – Rishabh Pant’s batting may still need some tweaks but there is no doubt about his influence in the match. With some poor shot selection, Pant may have been unlucky getting out. But his contribution mainly comes as a wicketkeeper. Equalling the world record with 11 dismissals, Pant was active and had steady hands behind the stumps. Top captains & vice captains – In what was clearly a bowler’s game, there was only one batsman from both teams that truly stood out in the first test. Already dubbed the new wall of India, Cheteswar Pujara brought back memories of Rahul Dravid’s historic innings at the same ground, 14 years ago. Pujara was truly the gap between the two teams as he scored a century and followed it up with a composed knock of 71 runs. Pujara is in good nick and could get a lot of points for you. He might have missed out on scoring big in the opening game, but Virat Kohli, the captain, created history by becoming the first Asian skipper to win a Test in Australia, South Africa and England in a single year. Given his recent form with the bat and his track record in Australia, Kohli could be expected to do well in Perth. Smart pick – India’s three pacers were at their best in both the innings in the first Test match. Heading into the bowler’s paradise that is WACA, pacers should be the first pick in your team and ensure that you don’t miss this man out. Jasprit Bumrah was excellent hitting all the right blocks and was a constant threat every time he ran to bowl. Cautious Pick – India, after all these overseas matches, still isn't able to find themselves a proper opening pair. They haven't had a great success in South Africa England and failed in 1st test too. Murali Vijay might have scored a century in the practice match but it didn't reflect one bit in this Test match. My XI – Cheteshwar Pujara (Captain), Virat Kohli (Vice-Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Josh Hazlewood, Ishant Sharma, Hanuma Vihari, Travis Head, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaun Marsh, Patrick Cummins
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10Dec2018
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Bangladesh vs West Indies on December 11,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Bangladesh vs West Indies on December 11 With a one-game advantage, Bangladesh are all set to face West Indies in the second ODI at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday, December 11. In the first ODI on Sunday, Bangladesh was hardly troubled as the hosts won the game by five wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. West Indies, who decided to bat first, were restricted to just 195/9 in their innings thanks to some disciplined bowling by Bangladesh’s pacers. During their run chase, the Tigers weathered an early storm to calmly cross the finish line with more than 14 overs to spare. While the action was one-sided on the field, Fantasy Cricket players would have enjoyed some standout performances by a few players, especially on the Bangladesh side. Best economical pick – West Indies had a pretty dismal day against Bangladesh in the first ODI. While the batting was poor from the visitors, the bowlers weren’t able to trouble the home side significantly. One player that clearly stood out from the rest of the team was all-rounder Roston Chase. In an innings which saw West Indies’ top order crumble, Roston Chase added some stability and was able to take West Indies to a score close to 200. Top captains & vice captains – If there is one player that Fantasy Cricket players will be thankful for, it is the veteran Shakib Al-Hasan. The all-rounder has been a great contributor and plays a big role in both the innings of the match. Picking up a wicket and scoring 30 runs in the run-chase, Shakib Al-Hasan did have an impact in the match and could get you some points in this match too. Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, who was a star tuner for the Tigers in the Asia Cup, contributed well to the home side’s run chase. Rahim walked onto the pitch at a tricky time in the run chase which required him to stay and build the innings. The wicketkeeper did exactly that as he scored a mature half-century that took Bangladesh to safety. Rahim is a veteran player who knows exactly what to do and is a player who you could bank on. Smart pick – Bangladesh has two really good seamers in their side currently. In the first ODI against West Indies, both the pacers came good picking up three wickets each and completely dismantling the West Indies batting attack. Mashrafe Mortaza, in particular, was incredible, only leaking 30 runs in his 10 overs. Mortaza can also bat if need be and is a player that you can bank on. Cautions Pick – West Indies opener Kieran Powell has been out of form since a long time and he also failed to score some runs in first ODI. So don’t pick him. My XI – Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (Vice-Captain), Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mashrafe Mortaza, Oshane Thomas, D BIshoo, Mehidy Hasan, Darren Bravo
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08Dec2018
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Bangladesh vs West Indies on December 9,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Bangladesh vs West Indies on December 9 Bangladesh were the dominant side in the Test series as Windies kept searching for breathing space. However, ODI cricket is a different ballgame altogether and the visiting team would be looking to make amends. Nevertheless, their form in the 50-overs format has been contrasting as well. The Tigers recently thumped Zimbabwe in the three-match series after an impressive Asia Cup campaign. The Caribbean team lost 3-1 against India and to add to their agony, they also lost the practice match against BCB XI. The first ODI is scheduled to be played tomorrow at the iconic Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur. Both teams have limited cricket ahead of next year’s World Cup and they would be keen to get their combination in place ahead of the mega tournament in England. Best economical pick – One half of Bangladesh’s opening pair, Tamim Iqbal has been very effective for the Tigers of late. Iqbal has played over 183 ODI matches is one of the experienced players in the squad. Batting first, he adds a lot of depth into Bangladesh’s batting prowess and could exploit the struggling West Indies bowling attack. Top captains & vice captains – Shimron Hetymer has become the new sensation of the West Indies cricket. In his two ODIs against India, he scored 200 runs with a strike rate of about 140. He is a fearless cricketer who possesses a solid technique which helps him to score runs aggressively in the subcontinent conditions. Hetmyer was highest run-scorer for West Indies in the Test series. The quintessential all-rounder, Bangladesh is lucky to have had someone like Shakib Al-Hasan in the squad for years. Shakib has been a constant pillar of inspiration for the youngsters and continues to perform like he’s still in his peak. He plays according to the game and can pace his innings or spell accordingly. One of the more stable players that you can bank on. Smart pick – Another player who West Indies can be proud of in the tour against India was Shai Hope. His century almost sneaked a victory for West Indies in the second ODI but followed that up brilliantly with another big knock to help West Indies win the third ODI. Like Hetmyer, even Hop is consistent and can have an impact in the match against Bangladesh. Cautions Pick – The Bangladeshi opening batsman Imrul Kayes would be under tremendous pressure to perform in this series. The hard-hitting veteran failed to score in the test series. My XI – Shimron Hetmyer (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan (Vice-Captain), Shai Hope, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mashrafe Mortaza, Oshane Thomas, Devendra Bishoo, Fabian Allen, Mohammad Mithun, Mehidy Hasan
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05Dec2018
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs India on December 6,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs India on December 6 The Border-Gavaskar Trophy between Australia, who are running behind restoring their pride and India, who are hoping to create history down under, will start on December 6. The Aussies, who are yet to win any International series since the ball-tampering saga, will be hoping to give a tough fight for the No.1 ranked Test side. The visitors, on the other hand, will be eyeing to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy that too with their maiden Test series win in Australia. The duo has battled it out on a total of 94 occasions in red-ball cricket, with India acquiring a victory on 26 occasions, Australia on 41 occasions and the remaining 27 ending as a draw for both the units. Best economical pick – In a Test match that consists of five days and two innings per side, it is imperative to have at least one wicket-keeper in your Fantasy Cricket side. Dismissals that involve the keeper are common and will accumulate a lot of points for your team. Between Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant, our choice is Pant only because of the versatility he brings to India’s middle-order. Top captains & vice captains – Virat Kohli, who grabbed all the headlines for his on-field shenanigans the last time he toured Down Under, is now back as the captain with the spotlight on him. Kohli has had an amazing couple of years in Tests and has played exceptionally well for India in overseas conditions. Even though India lost the Test series 1-4 against England earlier this year, there was a sea change between the form Kohli was in and the rest of the batsmen on that tour. When Ricky Ponting was asked about his pick for the series, Ponting chose Usman Khawaja over Kohli. Ponting said in an interview with cricket.com.au that Khawaja will outscore Kohli and will be the player of the series. With an average of over 43, Khawaja is definitely one of the players to look out for and could have a career-defining series this month. Smart pick – Although there has been much talk about India’s bowling unit, the bottom-line is that Australia has Mitchell Starc among their ranks. Starc has the ability to single-handedly rip apart opposition and will be India’s most dangerous threat among bowlers. Starc alongside Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins form a lethal combination and can dictate matches. Cautious Pick – The super talented and a legend in the making as far the limited overs cricket is concerned Rohit Sharma has had a start-stop career so far in the Test arena. There is no dearth of talent or technique in Rohit to not perform in the red ball cricket but so far the real Rohit Sharma has not arrived in the Test stage. My XI – VIrat Kohli (Captain), Usman Khawaja (Vice-Captain), Mitchell Starc, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Lokesh Rahul, Josh Hazlewood, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris
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02Dec2018
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Pakistan vs New Zealand on December 3,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Pakistan vs New Zealand on December 3 This series is finely poised with one win each coming into this deciding test in Abu Dhabi. The tourists will have to come to terms with Yasir Shah’s leg spin if they want to succeed but they do have the batsmen to do so if they can maintain their concentration and bat for long spells. That was the key for Pakistan in the second Test and they patiently built a big first innings total. They have the bit between their teeth right now and Yasir Shah especially looks to be the decisive player in the series so far with little sign of New Zealand being able to hold him out for long enough. Shah could just about spin it into Pakistan’s favor once again. New Zealand’s innings defeat to Pakistan in the second Test of their three-game series came after a nail-biting four-run win in their first encounter. Despite the Black Caps’ collapse in their first innings in the second test, there were signs of a fightback in their second innings, with Tom Latham, Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls all scoring half-centuries. Best economical pick – With Jeet Raval and Latham at the top, and Williamson and Taylor next in, Henry Nicholls might have been expected to play a lesser role than he has. But he has stood out with half-centuries in the second innings in both Tests, 55 in Abu Dhabi and 77 in Dubai. He’d want to get to three-digits next, and looking at his form, it could well happen. Top captains & vice captains – The bowling for Pakistan holds its shape well with Yasir Shah leading the pack along with Hasan Ali. The 32-year-old leg-spinner has 195 wickets in 32 Tests and needs just five more to become the quickest bowler to reach 200 Test wickets. Yasir, in fact, can take it anytime in the next three Tests as former Australian, Clarrie Grimmett, who took his 200th wicket in his 36th Test against South Africa in 1936. Babar Azam registered his maiden Test Ton (127) for Pakistan, and along with Haris Sohail (147) forged a formidable partnership in the middle which eventually resulted into a colossal total of 418 being put up by the Pakistani unit. Smart pick – Skipper Kane Williamson has been New Zealand’s most consistent batsman of the series and scored 100 and 58 runs in two Tests respectively. While Opener Tom Latham is coming off a 50 in last game. Cautions Pick – New Zealand All-rounder Colin de Grandhomme will be hoping to have more of an impact in the third Test having scored just 17 runs in four innings and taking just four wickets in three innings, and his place could well be under threat after struggling to come to terms with conditions and Pakistan’s bowling attack. My XI – Yasir Shah (Captain), Babar Azam (Vice-Captain), Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Hasan Ali, Haris Sohail, BJ Watling, Jeet Raval, Mohammad Hafeez, Ross Taylor
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23Nov2018
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Pakistan vs New Zealand on November 24,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Pakistan vs New Zealand on November 24 New Zealand defeated Pakistan by four runs in the opening Test at Abu Dhabi to take the early honors. The visitors will now aim to seal series when they face Pakistan in the second Test. Pakistan made a blunder of what was sought to be a pretty comfortable chase, and they would have been very disappointed with themselves after the unexpected self-made mess in the first Test. At 130-4, chasing a target of 176, with two experienced campaigners on the crease, no one would have dared to see them on losing side. But a late-order collapse saw them fall four runs short. The New Zealanders have played three Test matches this year. Of those, they have won two, while sharing the honours on one occasion. After being completely outplayed in the first innings, Williamson's men gave the hosts a good run for their money in the first Test. The visitors held on to their nerves in the fourth inning and won the match by 4 runs. Best economical pick – Debutant Ajaz Patel starred with the ball in second innings, his five-wicket haul proves to be a match-turner for the Kiwis and they will expect these two to replicate their heroics in the second Test too. Top captains & vice captains – New Zealand Skipper Kane Williamson looked to be the most fluent of the Kiwis batsmen in the first test. Being a good player of spin is a great advantage for him and he has enough experience of playing in these conditions. Williamson could be the perfect man for New Zealand in the middle-order to anchor the innings while the other batsmen, bat around him. The biggest disappointment for Pakistan from the first game will be the rash shots that cost them wickets and ultimately the game. Only Azhar Ali displayed the resilience to stay on till the very end with a dogged 65 although he came into the game with patchy form. He will draw a lot of confidence from that knock, and will hope to impart solidity to the line-up. Smart pick – Neil Wagner has shaped into New Zealand's go-to man regardless of conditions. His ability to force out wickets against the run of play came to the fore when he snapped an 82-run stand between Asad Shafiq and Ali, opening the gates for the collapse. His nagging short bowling tactics can be a little expensive sometimes, but it almost always brings him crucial wickets. Cautions Pick – After scoring a magnificent century in his comeback match against Australia, Mohammad Hafeez has be blown hot and cold in test matches. Hafeez has not been scored a single fifty after the century against Australia. He might be dropped from team for the second test so be careful before trading him in your fantasy team. My XI – Kane Williamson (Captain), Azhar Ali (Vice-Captain), Ajaz Patel, Neil Wagner, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, BJ Watling, Jeet Raval, Yasir Shah, Imam-ul-Haq, Colin de Grandhomme
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22Nov2018
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs India on November 23,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Australia vs India on November 23 The T20I series between Australia and India couldn’t have got off to a better start with the first match going down the wire at The Gabba in Brisbane. Moreover, the hosts winning the series opener has set up the series beautifully and has given a wake-up call to India who were the overwhelming favourites to win the contest in the shortest format. Aaron Finch and his men walked the talk of turning it around after a loss against South Africa. They came out with a plan the other day and executed those perfectly. India didn’t have a good day on the field and they will definitely want to make amends quickly to make a comeback. Virat Kohli himself wasn’t up to the mark with the bat as well and dropping once catch. The must-win scenario might spur the best out of him and the other players which will make the contest interesting. Best economical pick – Adam Zampa, the Man of the Match, was effortlessly Australia’s best bowler in the first T20I. Rahul became his first victim and he also accounted for the prized scalp of Indian captain Virat Kohli in the 11th over when the Aussies needed some quick wickets. The leg-break bowler finished with jaw-dropping figures of 4-0-22-2 on a strip which didn’t have much to offer for the bowlers. Top captains & vice captains – Rohit Sharma scored his fourth T20I century earlier, but apart from that, he has been a tad indifferent. Even in the last match, he didn’t look at ease before being dismissed by left-armer Jason Behrendroff. India would be looking up to the seasoned campaigner to deliver the goods. Rohit undoubtedly has the ability to win matches single-handedly for the national team. Rohit’s opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan was at his absolute best in the first T20I as he smashed 76 runs in just 42 balls. It looked as if India might win the game on a canter with Dhawan out there. Shikhar is a definite pick for the Second T20I. Smart pick – Glenn Maxwell hasn’t had the best of times of late. But he was in a different zone in the 1st T20i with the willow in hand. He came to bat after Finch’s dismissal and raced away to 46 runs from 24 balls with four sixes. The right-hander smacked Krunal for three sixes in the bowler’s final over. Cautious Pick – Krunal Pandya had a horrible time at the Gabba. He was hammered by Glenn Maxwell all over the park as he didn't vary his pace against him and ended up bowling in the all-rounder's arc. In 4 overs, Pandya gave away 55 runs at an economy rate of 13.75. Krunal also couldn't contribute anything with the bat when the team needed him to step up in those crucial last two overs of the match. My XI – Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (Vice-Captain), Marcus Stoinis, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Chris Lynn, Lokesh Rahul
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22Nov2018
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Sri Lanka vs England on November 23,
CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips Sri Lanka vs England on November 23 England’s 2-0 triumph amidst the Sri Lankan conditions in what was presumably the home team’s conquest was almost a revelation for the fans of English cricket. The victory in the Test at Pallekele led to Root & Co. acquiring their first ever overseas triumph under the leadership of the 27-year-old, which could also turn up as his first ever white-wash win against any competing unit. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, would aim for a compensatory win in the final conquest to render some respect form the eyes of the home audience. Best economical pick – Well as Moeen Ali has bowled, landing the ball exactly where he has wanted to, 23 runs from four innings is well below what the team expects from him. He’ll hope to add to his tally of wickets, sure, but will also want to take his series aggregate with the bat up to a respectable number. Top captains & vice captains – England Captain Joe Root smashed his 15th test century in the second innings of second test. None of Joe Root’s 15 Test centuries been in a losing cause. Root’s 11 centuries resulted in England’s wins while other four coming in draws. His 120-ball century in the second innings is the fastest known Test century by an England captain. Sri Lanka opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne was in prolific form during the second test with the bat and he will be the key man for hosts in the third and final test as well. Smart pick – Angelo Mathews will be the key man for Sri Lanka for the upcoming game. He is the senior-most and will have to take more responsibility with Dinesh Chandimal not around. Mathews scored fifties in both the innings of the first Test and second innings of second Test but failed to convert them into big ones. The onus will be on this all-rounder to score the big runs and help his team challenge the opposition. Cautious Pick – James Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, has bowled only 41 overs across the two matches so far on pitches more suited to spinners. Anderson have taken a wicket since the first innings of the first Test, and in the second match in Pallekele none of Sri Lanka's 20 wickets fell to an England seamer. My XI – Joe Root (Captain), Dimuth Karunaratne (Vice-Captain), Ben Foakes, Adil Rashid, Dilruwan Perera, Moeen Ali, Jack Leach, Angelo Mathews, Jos Buttler, Malinda Pushpakumara, Dhananjaya de Silva
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