World Cup 2019; BAN vs SL Dream11 Captain: Why are Tamim, Karunaratne, Shakib the best choices?

By Chaitanya Laxman

Sri Lanka is going through a tough time in the ICC World Cup 2019 and now they have a chance to find their mojo back as they clash with Bangladesh on Tuesday. However, this won’t be an easy challenge for them as Bangladesh have already mauled South Africa and are in prime form.

The win is critical for both teams to keep their semi-final goals alive and hence expect an enthralling encounter. For the Dream11 captain, there are plenty of choices but these three players have compelling stats which make them impossible to ignore.

#3. Dimuth karunaratne:

The Sri Lanka skipper is having an impressive 2019 and has scored plenty of runs. His good form is one of the rare shinning lights of Sri Lanka’s abysmal performance in ODIs in the recent times.

He has the technique to handle the swinging and pacy deliveries and can neutralise the spin with ease too.

Batting average in England: 43.00

No. of fifties in England: 1

Batting average in 2019: 79.50

No. of fifties in 2019: 2

Overall ODI batting average: 24.92

Overall fifties  in ODIs: 2

#2. Tamim Iqbal:

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The Bangladesh opener had a sedate start to the World Cup so far but considering his temperament and potential he is sure to fire sooner than later.

Tamim’s aggression at the top of the order makes him ideal to exploit the Powerplays and he will be eager to do that against the Sri Lankan bowlers who are already under the pump.

Batting average in England: 41.40

No. of hundreds in England: 1

Batting average in 2019: 24.50

No. of fifties in 2019: 2

Batting average against Sri Lanka: 33.95

No. of hundreds against Sri Lanka: 2

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#1. Shakib Al Hasan:

A fantastic hundred in the previous game has stamped Shakib’s value in the Bangladesh team. He is batting at number three position which gives him more chances to make an impact and play a bigger innings.

At the same time he will be an asset with the ball as his left-arm spin is accurate and lethal.

Batting average in England: 45.50

No. of hundreds in England: 2

Batting average in 2019: 100

No. of hundreds in 2019: 1

Batting average against Sri Lanka: 33.72

Total no. of wickets against Sri Lanka: 15

Total no. of wickets in England: 7

Total No.  of wickets in 2019: 5

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.