ICC World Cup 2019: SL vs WI Dream11 Captain; Why watch out for Cottrell, Hope and Malinga?

By Chaitanya Laxman

Both Windies and Sri Lanka have had a disappointing World Cup so far. Windies are already crashed out of the showpiece tournament while Sri Lanka are holding on to a tiny skimmer of hope.

But that doesn’t make the contest between Windies and Sri Lanka a boring affair. Loaded with some white ball stalwarts both teams can deliver a stunning performance and this face-off  will be worth waiting for.

For the Dream11 captain watch out for these three players as they will be holding the keys for this match.

#3. Sheldon Cottrell:

Picture Source: Sky Sports

The Cottrell salute is already making headlines in the World Cup and the man behind it is in red hot form.

Cottrell has bowled with pace and has been consistent. He has proved that he can inflict some damage with the new ball and can also wreck havoc in the death overs.

His pace has already troubled many batsmen in this tournament. Can the Sri Lankan batsmen find an answer against him?

Bowling average in 2019: 29.90

Total number of wickets in 2019: 20

Bowling average in England: 25.45

Total number of wickets in England: 11

ODI career bowling average: 30.96

ODI career total wickets: 28

#2. Shai Hope:

The Windies number three had two back to back failures in the last two innings and he will be itching to make up for that. He is a solid batsman with an effective technique. Hence expect him to make good use of the surface against Sri Lanka.

Batting average in 2019: 51.80

Total number of hundreds in 2019: 2

Batting average in England: 33

Total number of fifties in England: 3

Batting average against Sri Lanka: 63.71

#1. Lasith Malinga:

The Sri Lankan legend may be featuring a fat belly and he may have some fitness issues, but he certainly hasn’t lost his venom.

His yorkers are still lethal and he still has the ability to outfaux the batsman. And against the big-hitters of Sri Lanka Malinga’s abilities will be crucial for Sri Lanka’s success.

Bowling average in 2019: 32.80

Total number of wickets in 2019: 20

Bowling average in England: 28.33

Total number of wickets in England: 45

Bowling average against Windies: 20.18

Total number of wickets against Windies: 16

Chaitanya Laxman

Smitten by cricket, green mountains, and written words, Chaitanya is engrossed with cricket stats and analysis. But cricket commentary is what he savors the most.