23 Jan 2019, 11:19 IST
With the cricketing summer time nonetheless underway, Australia now tackle Sri Lanka within the longer format as they try to salvage pleasure after a disappointing run towards India within the check and ODI collection.
Whereas Australia are on the mend themselves with as many as three younger gamers able to make a mark in worldwide cricket, Sri Lanka have so much to ponder themselves with an eventful check collection towards New Zealand proving that they’re nonetheless a way off the charts.
With the match set to be held at The Gabba, the primary check match between Sri Lanka and Australia ought to be capable of present the leisure which the check format has been providing off late.
Squads to select from:
Tim Paine (c/wk), Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Kurtis Patterson, Will Pucovski, Matt Renshaw, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc
Dinesh Chandimal (c), Dimuth Karunaratne (vc), Dushmantha Chameera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Perera, Kasun Rajitha, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lakshan Sandakan, Roshen Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne
Taking part in XI Updates:
Joe Burns is again and Kurtis Patterson is about to make his debut. Travis Head ought to bat at quantity six with Tim Paine main the facet and batting at quantity seven. With Josh Hazelwood’s harm, Jhye Richardson is about to get play.
Australia XI: Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Tim Paine (c/wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon.
Whereas Sri Lanka did lose the check collection towards New Zealand, the combat Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis put up within the first check was batting of the very best order and proves that Sri Lanka are not any pushovers by any means.
With Angelo Mathews unavailable, Lahiru Thirimanne is about to make a comeback to the facet after a short hiatus. Danushka Gunathilaka has been sacked after a disastrous tour of New Zealand and ought to be changed by Thirimanne on the prime of the order.
The bowling unit ought to comprise of Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera with Dilruwan Perera taking part in because the lone spinner.
Doable XI: Karunaratne, Thirimanne, Chandimal(C), Mendis, de Silva, Roshen Silva, Dickwella(WK), Perera, Lakmal, Kumara and Chameera
Fantasy Ideas and Strategies:
Wicket-keeper: Whereas each keepers are slated to bat deep down the order, which is not a problem in check cricket, Niroshan Dickwella ought to be the popular alternative over Tim Paine with the Sri Lankan in good contact all through the New Zealand tour. His flamboyant model of batting is simple on the attention and is efficient too.
Batsmen: Usman Khawaja and Marcus Harris have been good towards India however their incapability to attain huge runs went towards the staff and they might be desirous to rectify the error.
Massive runs are anticipated of the 2 and they need to be included within the fantasy groups as properly together with star batsman, Kusal Mendis. Both of Karunaratne or Roshen Silva would even be a useful choice to go by.
All-rounders: Pat Cummins‘ expertise with ball is well-known to every body, however it has been his batting that has taken the cricketing world without warning.
The New South Wales pacer has been exemplary with the bat and has put in important contributions from the decrease center order place. He ought to be within the fantasy staff simply on the premise of bowling itself with batting raking in useful factors too.
Bowling: Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Kumara are the perfect set of gamers to pick out in your fantasy sides.
Lyon is in the very best wicket-taking type of his life and can’t be dropped. Equally, Lakmal too has been in good kind with the Sri Lankan even wreaking havoc by means of New Zealand’s prime order within the second check.
Captain: Usman Khawaja is the prime candidate for captain along with his penchant for runs at The Gabba well-known to the cricketing viewers.
Both of Pat Cummins or Marcus Harris would additionally match the invoice with each in-form gamers able to feast on a reasonably depleted Sri Lankan facet.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Usman Khawaja, Marcus Harris, Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kurtis Patterson, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Lahiru Kumara and Suranga Lakmal. Captain: Usman Khawaja
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Usman Khawaja, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Lahiru Kumara. Captain: Pat Cummins.
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