Date & Time: Friday, June 07, 15:00 IST
Venue: County Ground, Bristol, England
Batting in focus as Pakistan and Sri Lanka hope to build on winning momentum
Pakistan must be relieved side as they ended their losing streak against England with a spirited performance after being thrashed in the hands of West Indies in their first game. On the other hand, Sri Lanka may have won against Afghanistan but it wasn’t a complete performance from them. The batting struggles are still evident in the victory and on Friday it will be tested once again against Pakistan, in overcast conditions. The good thing for both sides is that they have their bowling, which has come alive, but on Friday the team that bats well will be on the winning side.
Pakistan is unlikely to change their winning combination. On the other side, Sri Lanka might also go the same way if they won’t ponder bringing in Jeevan Mendis in place of Pradeep or Lakmal.
The County Ground has been a high scoring venue in recent times and there were also a few moderate scores recorded in between. On Friday as there is a 100% chance of perception, it could well be on the low side as far as scoring is considered and it might bring pacers into play.
He holds the key for Pakistan batting at No.3 with complementing both openers and the middle order batsmen. He scored 392 runs in the last 5 matches which includes 112 against Afghanistan in the warm-up fixture at the very venue. The above factors make him a must-have batsman in the Dream11 fantasy cricket team as he will be eager to continue the good form.
He may have looked rusty against the West Indies, but he proved that’s just one odd game as he provided the team with a good a start against England in the last game. On Friday he will be confident when coming to the venue where he scored 151 in the recent series against England.
He is showcasing the way for other Lankan batsmen with his fighting spirit. He may not be fluent but he is getting into some sort of starts in every game since he came back into the format. He is the top run-scorer for the side in the last 5 matches where he scored 262 runs. So that makes him worthy for Dream11 fantasy cricket players in today’s match.
If the first two matches of the world cup are anything to go by, it seems like Amir has found his lost mojo. He picket 5 crucial wickets in the last two games, which is certainly a sign of relief for Pakistan as he struggled to pick wickets prior to the tournament in the format. On Friday, if conditions hold true to the forecast he can be a pivotal gamer of Dream11 fantasy cricket team.
He is the perfect big bet player to have in at least one of the Dream11 fantasy cricket teams. He can change the course of a match irrespective of the conditions on offer on any given day. The last match is a prime example of the same where he took Afghanistan bowlers to the cleaners in bowling friendly conditions.