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2nd Semi-Final of the European Cricket Series Cyprus, 2024 has Sri Lankan Lions taking on Black Caps. The match will be played at the Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol on 28th January at 02:30 PM IST.

SLL vs BCP (Sri Lankan Lions vs Black Caps), 2nd Semi-Final - Match Information

Match: Sri Lankan Lions vs Black Caps, 2nd Semi-Final
Date: 28th January, 2024
Time: 02:30 PM IST
Venue: Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol

SLL vs BCP (Sri Lankan Lions vs Black Caps), 2nd Semi-Final Preview

Sri Lankan Lions have played 8 matches in the series and will be looking to strengthen their hold of the top spot, while Black Caps have played 9 matches in the series and they are currently ranked second on the points table.

European Cricket Series Cyprus, 2024 Points Table

The points table of European Cricket Series Cyprus, 2024. Detailed table of matches played, matches won, matches lost and Net run-rate.

Team P W L Pts. NRR
SLL 8 8 0 26 +4.696
PNL 8 7 1 26 +4.017
BCP 8 6 2 24 +3.037
LQ 8 4 4 17 -0.398
BFC 8 3 5 14 -0.736
ROY 8 4 4 15 -1.401
MAR 8 3 5 12 -2.181
AMD 8 3 5 12 -1.043
NCT 8 2 6 11 -1.452
NFCC 8 0 8 3 -4.484

Both teams last played against each other in Match 34 of the FanCode ECS Cyprus, 2023 where

In the last match played by Sri Lankan Lions against Nicosia Tigers, Sri Lankan Lions beat Nicosia Tigers by 93 runs. The top fantasy player for Sri Lankan Lions was Akila Kalugala who scored 145 fantasy points.

In their last match in this series against BF Cyprus, Black Caps beat BF Cyprus by 8 wickets. The top fantasy player for Black Caps was Lovedeep Sandhu who scored 115 fantasy points.

SLL vs BCP, Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 110 runs.

Weather Report for Ypsonas Cricket Ground, Limassol

The temperature is expected to be around 14°C and humidity is expected to be around 50%. 1.66 m/s winds are expected.

Pace or Spin?

The pacers have been very successful at this venue. They have taken 100% of the total wickets at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team. 

SLL vs BCP, Head-to-Head

In the 6 matches played between these 2 teams, Black Caps do not have a good record against Sri Lankan Lions. Based on our analysis and trends, we predict that Sri Lankan Lions will win this match. Sri Lankan Lions' all-rounders have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while the bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for Black Caps.

SLL vs BCP Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Akila Kalugala 4 188 37.6 2 0.4 9, 0, 101, 24, 54 0, 2, 0, 0, 0
Pawandeep 5 108 21.6 0 0 14, 9, 36, 26, 23 -
Sameera Madushan 2 0 0 3 1.5 - 1, 2
  1. Akila Udesh Kumara De Silva Kalugala

    Akila Kalugala is a batter with an average of 71 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He is a top-order, left-handed batter. In the last 4 matches, this player has scored 9, 0, 101, 24 and 54 runs at an average of 37.6 per match.

  2. Pawandeep

    Pawandeep is a wicket-keeper with an average of 50 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Pawandeep is a top-order, right-handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the recent 5 matches, he has scored 14, 9, 36, 26 and 23 runs averaging 21.6 per match.

  3. Sameera Madushan Rodrigo

    Sameera Madushan can be a differential pick for your Dream11 Team. This player has an average of 37 match fantasy points in the last 3 games and a fantasy rating of 8.1. Sameera Madushan is a batter who bats right-handed. He is also a handy bowler, bowling right-arm medium and in recent matches, he has taken 3 wickets at an average of 1.5 per match. This player has been very successful at this venue as in the last 2 matches Sameera Madushan played here, he has taken 1 and 2 wickets.

SLL vs BCP Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Tirupathi Sandireddy 4 5 1 4 0.8 0, 0, 0, 0, 5 1, 1, 0, 2, 0
Waqar Ali 4 1 0.2 1 0.2 1, 0, 0, 0, 0 0, 1, 0, 0, 0
Ravindu Asanka 5 0 0 5 1 - 1, 1, 2, 0, 1
  1. Tirupathy Sandireddy

    Tirupathi Sandireddy can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 25 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.6. This player bowls right-arm fast and in the recent 4 matches, Tirupathi Sandireddy has taken 1, 1, 0, 2 and 0 wickets at an average of 0.8.

  2. Waqar Ali

    Waqar Ali is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 29 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.4. This player bowls right-arm medium-fast and in the last 4 matches, Waqar Ali has taken 0, 1, 0, 0 and 0 wickets at an average of 0.2.

  3. Ravindu Asanka

    Ravindu Asanka is a bowler with an average of 23 match fantasy points in the last 8 games, a fantasy rating of 7.2 and is a very inconsistent player in terms of fantasy points and can be a punt pick in your team. He is a left-arm fast bowler and in the recently played 5 matches, this player has taken 1, 1, 2, 0 and 1 wickets at an average of 1.

SLL vs BCP Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Srinath Rajith 3 142 28.4 3 0.6 54, 0, 49, 0, 39 0, 2, 0, 1, 0
Manpreet Sandhu 3 173 34.6 3 0.6 0, 18, 62, 0, 93 1, 0, 0, 2, 0
Chamal Sadun 3 30 6 1 0.2 12, 0, 14, 0, 4 0, 1, 0, 0, 0
  1. Manikka Arachchige Srinath Rajith

    Srinath Rajith is an all-rounder with an average of 108 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. Srinath Rajith is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 3 matches, he has scored 142 runs at an average of 28.4 per match.

  2. Manpreet Singh Sandhu

    Manpreet Sandhu is an all-rounder with an average of 91 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a very inconsistent player in terms of fantasy points and can be a differential pick in your team. This player is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 3 matches, Manpreet Sandhu has scored 0, 18, 62, 0 and 93 runs averaging 34.6 per match.

  3. Sadun Chamal Priyankara Perera Mahamalage

    Chamal Sadun is an all-rounder with an average of 59 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the last 3 matches, this player has scored 30 runs averaging 6 per match.

SLL vs BCP Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Chamal Sadun 3 30 6 1 0.2 12, 0, 14, 0, 4 0, 1, 0, 0, 0
Akila Kalugala 4 188 37.6 2 0.4 9, 0, 101, 24, 54 0, 2, 0, 0, 0
Manpreet Sandhu 3 173 34.6 3 0.6 0, 18, 62, 0, 93 1, 0, 0, 2, 0
Pawandeep 5 108 21.6 0 0 14, 9, 36, 26, 23 -
Roshan Siriwardana 3 145 29 1 0.2 60, 0, 0, 85, 0 0, 0, 0, 0, 1
  1. Sadun Chamal Priyankara Perera Mahamalage

    Chamal Sadun is an all-rounder with an average of 59 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Chamal Sadun is a top-order, left-handed batter. In the recently played 3 matches, he has scored 30 runs at an average of 6 per match.

  2. Akila Udesh Kumara De Silva Kalugala

    Akila Kalugala is a batter with an average of 71 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player is a top-order, left-handed batter. In the last 4 matches, Akila Kalugala has scored 188 runs averaging 37.6 per match.

  3. Manpreet Singh Sandhu

    Manpreet Sandhu is an all-rounder with an average of 91 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a very inconsistent player in terms of fantasy points and can be a high-risk, high-returns pick in your team. He is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the recent 3 matches, this player has scored 173 runs at an average of 34.6 per match.

  4. Pawandeep

    Pawandeep is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Pawandeep has an average of 50 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 10. He is a top-order, right-handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the recent 5 matches, this player has scored 14, 9, 36, 26 and 23 runs averaging 21.6 per match.

  5. Edirsinghe Siriwardanage Roshan Lakmal

    Roshan Siriwardana is an all-rounder with an average of 71 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Roshan Siriwardana is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the last 3 matches, he has scored 60, 0, 0, 85 and 0 runs at an average of 29 per match.

SLL vs BCP Squad Information

Sri Lankan Lions (SLL) Squad: Charan Nalluri, Tirupathi Sandireddy, Chamal Sadun, Damith Priyantha, Susantha Ananda, Nalin Sampath, Nalin Pathirana, Ruwan Manawasinha, Saman Kumara, Kamal Raiz, Akila Kalugala, Suresh Nadeeshan, Roshan Siriwardana, Lahiru Udayanga, Kelum Sanjaya, Dinesh Mendis, Siva Patti, Subbareddy Alavala, Srinath Rajith, Samira Akalanka, Ashan Chanaka, Kavindu Madhuranga, Dharshana Olahamage, Jeevan Wanigasekara, Dilan Chameera, Ravindu Asanka, Sameera Madushan and Shantha Indrajith.

Black Caps (BCP) Squad: Lakhwinder Singh, Zeeshan Ahmad, Waqar Ali, Manpreet Sandhu, Rajwinder Brar, Pawandeep, Resham Singh, Rajesh Kumar, Ankit Kumar, Rauf Zaman, Sukhwinder Singh, Jot Gill, Sukhjinder Singh, Saganpreet Chahal, Bhupinder Singh, Ranjodh Singh, Lovedeep Sandhu, Jeet Devgan, Ravinder Singh, Roshan Singh, Zahoor Ahmed, Mandeep Khan, Rajveer Singh, Ravi, Muhammad Khaliq and Akashdeep Singh.

SLL vs BCP Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keepers: Pawandeep and Nalin Pathirana

Batter: Kavindu Madhuranga

All-Rounders: Akila Kalugala, Chamal Sadun, Manpreet Sandhu, Roshan Siriwardana, Srinath Rajith and Lovedeep Sandhu

Bowlers: Tirupathi Sandireddy and Kamal Raiz

Captain: Lovedeep Sandhu

Vice-Captain: Kavindu Madhuranga

Photo credit: Alamy

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