Sri Lanka Vs. England, 1st Test, 06-10 Nov, Sat: Fantasy Cricket Tips

Sri Lankan cricket has been on the downward spiral and the recently concluded ODI series proved to be yet another grim reminder. With the scoreline reading 4-1, England trounced the hapless Lankans in the ODI series in their own backyard emphatically, thanks to some lackluster performance from the hosts. Now, both teams are gearing up to face each other in a three test match series getting underway on November 06, at Galle International Stadium, Galle.

The visitors have stamped their authority in the ODIs but test cricket is a different ball game altogether. England will love to get the better of the weak opponent and keep the winning streak intact while, on the other hand, Lankans will try to bounce back and give their fans something to cheer about. The newly appointed skipper, Dinesh Chandimal, has a herculean task of putting the act together, lifting the sagging team spirit and leading by example.

The Lankan captain will be relying heavily on openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva for a solid start and expecting the middle order constituted by Kusal Mendis, Roshen Silva and Niroshan Dickwella to show some spine. Angelo Mathews and Dhananjaya De Silva will have to contribute with both bat and ball to see their side through. The bowlers, particularly Akila Dananjaya and Suranga Lakmal, are likely to come up trumps in tailor-made conditions.

England, on the other hand, looks an accomplished side with the meat in all departments. The batting is led by the skipper, Joe Root, and includes the likes of Keaton Jennings, Jos Buttler, Ollie Popeand Jonny Bairstow while bowling department is well served by Stuart Broad, Adil Rashid and James Anderson. The English team has a long list of genuine all-rounders like Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran and more, each with abilities and experience.

England will start the first test as the favorites but Lankans can pull off an upset, especially in their home conditions. Weather can play the spoilsport.

Below is the list of batsmen for this match who should be part of your fantasy cricket team.

PLAYERS TO WATCH – BATSMEN
TeamsPlayersMAT-RUNS-AVG-SR
SLLD Chandimal7-712-59.33-47.88
SLBKG Mendis7-619-47.61-57.85
ENGJE Root10-719-42.29-49.24
ENGJC Buttler7-510-46.36-66.31

Below is the list of bowlers for this match who should be part of your fantasy cricket team. 

PLAYERS TO WATCH – BOWLERS
TeamsPlayersMAT-W-ECO-SR
SLMDK Perera9-32-3.38-60.4
SLRAS Lakmal10-29-2.86-56.9
ENGJM Anderson10-42-2.46-50.0
ENGSCJ Broad10-35-2.96-54.4

You can also check details for last few Sri Lanka vs. England Africa matches to get an idea which team would be the winner in this upcoming match.

SERIES/TOURNAMENT

DATE

     LAST FIVE MATCHES

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2016

9-Jun-16

SL Vs ENG(Drew)

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2016

27-May-16

SL Vs ENG(Winner)

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2016

19-May-16

SL Vs ENG(Winner)

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2014

20-Jun-16

SL(Winner) Vs ENG

Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland 2014

12-Jun-16

SL Vs ENG(Drew)

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