COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh on April 1
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Riding on Upul Tharanga and Kusal Mendis’ partnership, Sri Lanka managed to set Bangladesh a target of 312. Mendis, became the fourth youngest Sri Lanka batsman to score an ODI hundred while Tharanga’s 65 was his 30th fifty plus score. With the ball, Taskin Ahmed picked up a hat-trick in the final over but it was too late to prevent the hosts from a massive target. At the break, rain came calling and no play was possible in the second innings. Play was eventually called off at 8.45 PM local time. Bangladesh lead the three match series 1-0 and can’t lose from here. Bangladesh could seal a historic series win in the third ODI to be played on Saturday (April 1). They last clinched an ODI series away from home in August 2009 in Zimbabwe.
Best economical pick – The match was sizing up for a good contest after Kusal Mendis’ gritty century powered the hosts to 311 with Taskin Ahmed capping it off with a hat-trick for Bangladesh. Taskin (4-47) became the fifth Bangladeshi bowler to pick up an ODI hat-trick.
Top captains & vice captains –The second ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Dambulla on Tuesday was abandoned due to rain after Sri Lanka posted 311, batting first. Kusal Mendis smashed a maiden century and Upul Tharanga scored a fifty in his 200th ODI as Sri Lanka finished with 311 in 49.5 overs. Sri Lanka had won the toss and opted to bat. The 22-year-old Mendis (102) went in at three, notched his maiden century in the format and stitched up a 111-run stand with skipper Upul Tharanga in the second wicket to raise a solid base for the hosts.
Smart pick – Asela Gunaratne (39) and Milinda Siriwardana (30), however, took little time to pick the pace. They steadied the ship and cropped up 55 runs off 48 balls for the fifth wicket to raise hopes of a 320-run total.
Cautions Pick – Sri Lankan Opener Danushka Gunathilaka’s attempt to give a swift start ended on 9 when he failed to read Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s change-up, thanks to a brilliant effort from Mushfiqur Rahim. He was out for a duck in first ODI too so be careful before picking him in your team.My XI – Kusal Mendis (Captain), Upul Tharanga (Vice-Captain), Taskin Ahmed, Asela Gunaratne, Mehedi Hasan, Suranga Lakmal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mosaddek Hossain, Lahiru Kumara, Soumya Sarkar