Take your focus away from the ongoing ICC 2019 World Cup for a while and you will realize that there’s a lot of value in the Sri Lanka A tour of India, where many of our IPL stars are also in action. So far, we’ve had 2 Tests dominated by India A followed by 2 ODIs dominated by them again, as the home team looks to wrap up the 5-match series today.
After scoring a scintillating 187* in the 1st ODI, CSK’s Ruturaj Gaikwad went on to better his case for national team selection with 125*. How do the Sri Lankan bowlers combat this? Remember, India cruised to a 10-wicket victory in that game, so select fewer Sri Lankan bowlers in your fantasy team. Keep reading for our complete Howzat (sign-up with code “READ1234”) fantasy preview of the IND A vs SL A 3rd ODI…
- Tournament: Sri Lanka A Tour of India 2019.
- Date: 10th June 2019, 9:00am IST
- Venue: KSCA Stadium, Belagavi.
- Capacity: Unknown.
- Series status: India A lead the 5-match series 2-0.
Form (recent first)
- IND-A: W W W W
- SL-A: L L L L
- Sadeera Samarawickrama’s last four innings – 8, 4, 0, 6.
- Ruturaj Gaikwad’s last two innings – 187*, 125*.
- Shehan Jayasuriya’s last two innings – 108*, 101.
- Akila Dananjaya – 1 wicket in 3 matches on this tour.
We told you to pick Ruturaj Gaikwad for the 1st ODI, who won his first IPL contract this year. We also spoke to him about it and you can read about that here. His technique is sublime has two consecutive tons in the series. Honestly speaking, don’t make him your captain or vice-captain as almost every fantasy team will be doing so. Also, skip Shubman Gill for this game as he retired hurt from the last game. Pick Prashant Chopra instead, who also made his IPL debut this year.
There are a couple of all-rounders like Shivam Dubey and Washington Sundar who aren’t really of great value as they aren’t getting to bat. Instead, let’s pick genuine bowlers for this 3rd ODI. With spin historically doing well here and Shreyas Gopal having a stellar IPL 2019, he’s my first-choice while Tushar Deshpande has been pretty impressive thus far. However, if India is following a rotational policy, they might drop him to bring back Sandeep Warrier.
Sri Lanka A
Make a 6-5 of 7-4 team in favour of India A, but remember, your fantasy match winning decisions could come from Sri Lanka A. Niroshan Dickwella and Ishan Kishan and both fabulous strikers of the ball but maybe we could gamble and pick Sadeera Samarawickrama as our wicket-keeper. His last 4 scores on this tour and single digit ones but if he fires, he could bring you a good rank in fantasy grand leagues. Remember, he also has international experience opening for Sri Lanka.
Shehan Jayasuriya is a must-have because he has 2 consecutive tons and since he also bowls a fair bit. However, the real value bomb in this game is Akila Dananjaya, known for his famous 6-fers against India and South Africa. Since he is yet to pick up a wicket in this ODI series, not a lot of fantasy teams will have picked him. Remember to add Dananjaya to your Howzat (sign-up with code “READ1234”) fantasy team today.
IND A vs SL A Betting
IND A vs SL A 3rd ODI betting
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