Bangladesh will be eager to secure their maiden series whitewash over Sri Lanka when the teams reconvene for the third and final ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Friday, May 28.
The Bangladesh cricket team has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, and are coming off a 103-run victory in the rain-marred second ODI. The victory meant the Tigers moved to the summit of the ICC Cricket World Cup’s Super League.
The Sri Lanka cricket team, meanwhile, faltered yet again as it couldn’t sustain on the sluggish pitch at Dhaka. The Lankan Lions are likely to test their bench strength and field a changed playing XI, given they have already lost the series.
BAN vs SL fantasy team picks for the third ODI
Top tip: Best batsmen
Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim’s exploits in the second ODI make him an easy choice as a top batsman for the third BAN vs SL ODI. The 34-year-old has aggregated 209 runs at an average of 104.50 and has been rewarded with 295 fantasy points.
Kusal Perera is favoured as Sri Lanka’s best batsman for the dead rubber on Friday. Despite scoring just 44 runs, the Lankan ODI captain has earned 67 fantasy points and could be a decent pick for fantasy cricket players.
Top tip: Best bowlers
It is a no-brainer why Mustafizur Rahman is the highly-rated bowler for the third BAN vs SL game on Friday. Fantasy cricket owners ought to be aware that ‘Fizz’ has been rewarded with 437 fantasy points, and he will be eager to consolidate his tally of six wickets which have come at the cost of 3.33 runs per over.
Sri Lanka’s Dushmantha Chameera has scalped four wickets in the ongoing ODI series and is rated as the top Lankan bowler to watch out in the third ODI. The 29-year-old, with 25 wickets in 27 ODI games, has earned 141 fantasy points and should be a safe option to consider in your fantasy cricket team.
Top tip: All-rounder
Isuru Udana is pegged as the top all-rounder for this fixture and is one of the players with the most fantasy points to his name. Udana has registered 39 runs and two wickets in the ongoing series and will need to showcase his all-round skills that can propel Sri Lanka to claim a consolation win.
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