COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh on March 15
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Bangladesh, who lost the first Test in Galle by 259 runs, will be aiming to put on a great show in their 100th Test match as they prepare to take on Sri Lanka in the second Test starting in Colombo. Bangladesh will be looking to overcome their recent dismal form as the perennial minnows try to make their 100th Test appearance an occasion to celebrate against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Test cricket’s newest entrants have showed occasional promise since they were drafted into the elite cricket competition in 2000 but have mostly embarrassed their loyal fans with a series of below-par performances in the game’s most enduring format. They go into Wednesday’s Test at the P Saravanamuttu Stadium trailing the two-match series 0-1 after last week’s crushing 259-run loss at Galle -- their 76th defeat and the fourth in a row in 99 Test matches. No other Test-playing country has lost so many times in their first 100 Test matches and the dubious honor highlights Bangladesh’s struggle in the five-day format over the past 17 years.
Best economical pick – Sri Lanka posted 494 in the first innings. Kusal Mendis was the star batsman for the Lankans scoring 194 runs. Kusal Mendis’s scores of 194 and 19, which earned him the player of the match award in Galle.
Top captains & vice captains – Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath became the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket on Saturday, claiming six for 59 to bowl his team to an emphatic 259-run victory against Bangladesh in the first Test at the Galle International Stadium. Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim (34) joined forces with Liton Das (35) to hold off Sri Lanka's victory charge for 19-odd overs before the wheels came off. Mushfiqur's average in Tests this year, 407 runs in 5 inns. He scored 159 & 13* in Wellington, 127 & 23 in Hyderabad and 85 & 35 in Galle - all outside Bangladesh.
Smart pick – Bangladesh began the final day needing 390 runs for an improbable win at a ground where no team has scored more than 300 in the fourth innings. Soumya Sarkar could not add to his overnight score of 53 and was bowled by Asela Gunaratne.
Cautions Pick – Mominul Haque has enough experience to steer the team through a difficult final day, having done so against Sri Lanka in the last Test between the two sides. But that was three years ago, when he was in good form and regularly playing international cricket. Now, he is going through his first trough since his debut at this venue in 2013, so his dual lbw dismissals should not be seen as a long-term issue.My XI – Rangana Herath (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (Vice-Captain), Kusal Mendis, Soumya Sarkar, Asela Gunaratne, Lakshan Sandakan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan,Mehedi Hasan, Dilruwan Perera