ICC World Cup 2019: Match 44, India vs Sri Lanka – Dream11 Fantasy League Tips, Predicted XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
The penultimate group stage game of the ICC World Cup 2019 will see India go up against Sri Lanka on July 6 (Saturday) at Headingley in Leeds. While the Men In Blues will look to keep the momentum running ahead of the knockouts, Sri Lanka will aim to bow out with a win.
Sri Lanka’s batting has been the area of concern for them in the World Cup. Although they have improved a lot from their first game against New Zealand, the openers have struggled mostly in the tournament which resulted in a premature end to their campaign. Indian bowlers will aim to exploit that area to secure another win before the semifinals. However, Sri Lankan bowlers have done a decent job with Lasith Malinga leading the pack. He will be playing his last World Cup game and will look to end on a positive note.
India, on the other hand, will look to fine-tune their skills ahead of the semifinals where they are likely to face England or New Zealand. Virat Kohli & Co will have the luxury to try new combinations with Mayank Agarwal and Ravindra Jadeja yet to get a game. The Men in Blues will be keen to add one more win under their belt with the whole team coming out good under the leadership of Kohli. Meanwhile, all eyes will be on MS Dhoni who will look to get some runs after struggled to score quick runs in the last few games.
Here are Dream11 Fantasy League Tips:
First of all, it is crucial to select a team which has players who will surely play in the game. As they say in cricket, you don’t score any runs in the dressing room. Similarly, a player who is not playing cannot score points for you. In fact, Dream11 has brought a change in its rule by which you can alter your team even after the toss. Thus, you can pick your team according to the playing XI of both sides.
Secondly, it is pivotal to pick the right combination of captain and vice-captain. A captain gets twice the points whereas the deputy of the team will 1.5 times the points. Thus, it is imperative to select the big in-form players as your respective captain and vice-captain.
It is also crucial to get top order batsmen in the team as they are likely to score the major chunk of the score. Furthermore, it is pivotal to check the pitch conditions and select the team accordingly.
Predicted Playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lahiru Thirrimanne, Isuru Udana, Vandersay, Lasith Malinga and Kasun Rajitha.
India: Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar have been ruled out of the ICC World Cup 2019 due to respective injuries.
Sri Lanka: There is no injury update from the Sri Lanka camp.
Headingley have produced batting wickets so far in the World Cup. The last game between West Indies and Afghanistan saw almost 600 runs scored. The deck will remain the same throughout the game but the team winning the toss will like to bat first and defend the target later on.