Colombo, December 15, Monday at 09:45 AM IST
India and Sri Lanka will finally lock horns for the title clash of ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Saturday morning.
Continuing their unbeaten run, India won the toss and opted to bowl first in the first semi-final against Pakistan. Batting first, Pakistan faced two major blows in the third over when Ankit Rajput sent back Shahibzada Farhana and Hussain Talat on the duck. Soon, Pakistan were reduced to 42-4. However, M Rizwan (67 of 95) and Saud Shakeel (62 of 72) resurrected the innings to 172-10 in 44.4 overs.
Mayank Markande was the pick of bowlers for India returning with four for 38.
Coming to bat, India chased down the target in 27.3 overs with the help of the fifties from Himmat Singh (59* of 58) and Nitish Rana (60* of 60).
In the second semi-final, Sri Lanka chased down the 237 runs target set by Bangladesh with 4 wickets in hand. Put into bat, Bangladesh posted 237-10 in 49.1 overs, courtesy Mizanur Rahman (72 of 95) and Yasir Ali (66 of 72).
Chamika Karunaratne was the pick of the bowler for Sri Lanka finishing with 4 for 31 in 8.1 overs.
In response, Sri Lanka chased down the target in 48 .2 overs with the help of stellar knock of unbeaten 91 from Kamindu Mendis. Wicketkeeper batter S Weerakkody (47 of 37) also played a crucial knock at the top.
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for-
IN-U23 Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – PrabhSimran Singh
Batsmen – Ankush Bains, Himmat Singh, Deepak Hooda, Ruturaj Gaikwad
All-rounder – Jayant Yadav (c), Nitish Rana
Bowlers – Ankit Rajpoot, Mayank Markande, Shams Mulani, Atit Sheth
SL-U23 Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Sandun Weerakkody
Batsmen – Asela Gunaratne, Hasitha Boyagoda, Shammu Ashan (c), Avishka Fernando
All-rounder – Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamika Karunaratne, Kamindu Mendis
Bowlers – Jeffrey Vandersay/Lasith Ambuldeniya, Asitha Fernando, Shehan Madushanka
Sri Lanka- Shammu Ashan, Jeffrey Vandersay, Hasitha Boyagoda, Sandun Weerakkody (wk), Jehan Daniel, Asitha Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Nishan Madushka, Charith Asalanka (c), Lasith Ambuldeniya, Avishka Fernando, Shehan Madushanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Nishan Peiris
India – Siddharth Desai, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Himmat Singh, Ankush Bains (wk), Deepak Hooda, Jayant Yadav (c), Ankit Rajpoot, Nitish Rana, Atit Sheth, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mayank Markande, Shams Mulani, Atharwa Taide, PrabhSimran Singh
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Fantasy picks from India-
Himmat Singh- 207 runs in 3 innings || D Hooda – 131 runs in 2 innings
M Markande – 11 wickets in 3 innings || J Yadav – 6 wickets in 2 innings
Fantasy picks from Sri Lanka –
Kamindu Mendis- 174 runs in 3 innings || A Gunaratne – 123 runs in 3 innings || A Fernando – 121 runs in 3 innings
Asitha Fernando – 5 wickets in 3 innings || C Karunaratne & L Ambuldeniya – 4 wickets
In wicketkeeper, pick anyone from S Weerakkody or Ankush Bains.
Note: This IN-U23 VS SL-U23 Dream11 Prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis IN-U23 VS SL-U23 team news. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update of the IN-U23 VS SL-U23 Dream11 Prediction. Also, hit the bell icon on the bottom right side of your screen to get all the latest Dream11 Prediction updates.