Sri Lanka vs India Women 2nd T20I Dream11 Daily Fantasy Tips

Fantasy Insights for the 2nd match of the 3-match T20I series between Sri Lanka Women and India Women, at the Ranagiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla.

Final Fantasy XI

Base Team

Wicketkeeper: Anushka Sanjeewani

Batters: Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana, Smriti Mandhana

Allrounders: Chamari Athapaththu, Harmanpreet Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma

Bowlers: Inoka Ranaweera, Radha Yadav, Oshadi Ranasinghe

C/VC: Harmanpreet Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar

Base Team

Wicketkeeper: Yet to be decided

Batters: Shafali Verma, Sabbhineni Meghana

Allrounders: Chamari Athapaththu, Harmanpreet Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma

Bowlers: Inoka Ranaweera, Radha Yadav

The final Team with C/VC picks will be given after the toss.

Wicketkeepers – Fantasy Angles and Stats:

Richa Ghosh is clearly the better option here, but she doesn’t seem to be in form and picking her would block you from getting an Indian batter/all-rounder/bowler who could be more useful in the grand scheme of things. 

Richa Ghosh’s last 10 innings: 1, 0, 5, 33, 8, 26, 8, 2, 1*, 11

The smarter option, therefore, is to pick Anushka Sanjeewani and hope she gets a couple of catches or stumpings to negate the potential impact of Ghosh from a fantasy point of view. It will also help you meet the minimum quota of 4 players required from a team on most platforms. 

But if you are playing on fantasy platforms that don’t require you to pick a minimum of 4 players from one side, Ghosh becomes a no-brainer. 

Batters – Fantasy Angles and Stats:

Smriti Mandhana:

  • vs Sri Lanka: 155 runs in 13 innings at 13/97
  • In Sri Lanka: 12 runs in 5 innings
  • Last 5 innings vs Sri Lanka: 1(6), 17(12), 0(2), 5(3), 6(9)

Smriti Mandhana averages only 13 runs per wicket against Sri Lanka in her T20I career, her lowest against any major cricketing nation in the format. The left-hander also failed to make an impact in the last game, getting dismissed for just one run. As we discussed in the last piece, she struggles playing on slow decks.

A batter of her quality is never too far away from a big score, though. Just make sure you don’t bet too big by C/VC-ing her.

Jemimah Rodriguez:

  • vs Sri Lanka: 242 runs in 6 innings at 81/146
  • In Sri Lanka: 227 runs in 5 innings at 76/151

As we predicted, Jemimah Rodrigues turned out to be the biggest differential in the last game, despite playing on a tricky pitch and not batting in the top order. But considering her ownership has increased now to 70% after the POTM performance in the last game, you could bank on the 21-year-old batting lower down the order and consider leaving her out of the XI. 

This could work in your favour if India chase in particular.

Shafali Verma: Shafali Verma did her primary role well in the last game, scoring 31 runs to end up as the second-highest scorer for India. While she also rolled her arm over to bowl a couple of overs and return us bonus points via wicket and economy rate, we don’t expect India to always rely on her with the ball. The 18-year-old was most likely given a chance in the last game because the game was dead long back.  

India will stick with their main bowlers if the game is alive, which will almost always be the case when Sri Lanka bat first. 

Sabbhineni Meghana: Owned by less than 10% of fantasy managers, the 26-year-old right-hander is our biggest differential for the day. In form and exceptionally skilful with the bat, Meghana’s attacking batting style can take the game away from the opposition in a matter of 4-5 overs. 

Meghana’s scores in the last 4 games: 49, 61, 73, 0

All-rounders – Fantasy Angles and Stats:

Chamari Athapaththu:

  • vs India: 366 runs in 18 innings at 20/92 & 8 wickets in 31 overs.
  • In Sri Lanka: 428 runs in 30 innings at 15/91 & 7 wickets in 31 overs.

Chamari Athapaththu opens the innings and bowls a couple of overs; while slow decks do her batting style no good, much like Mandhana, the 32-year-old is still one of the most destructive batters in the world on potential. Just get her in! 

Harmanpreet Kaur:

  • vs Sri Lanka: 255 runs in 17 innings at 23/111 & 5 wickets in 9.3 overs.
  • In Sri Lanka: 135 runs in 10 innings at 19/118 & 4 wickets in 6.3 overs.

The Indian Captain has been one of the most in-form batters in the format since last year’s WBBL, scoring 557 runs in 16 innings at an average of 50 runs per wicket. Her bowling has also become more versatile of late. 

And by those standards, she had a poor outing last game, scoring only 22 runs and conceding 17 runs in 2 overs with the ball. She would want to correct that today, making her one of the top C/VC options. 

Deepti Sharma: Scored a quickfire 17*(8) in the last game, taking her team to a par score. She was even better with the ball, bowling all her 3 overs in the powerplay and returning figures of 3-1-9-1. We see no reason why the 24-year-old can’t replicate the last game’s performance today. 

Pooja Vastrakar: Bowls her full quota of overs, bats at No.7, and is in top form currently, especially with the ball. Vastrakar is one of the default picks for the game.

Kavisha Dilhari showed why we had her as one of our top differentials for the last game, scoring an unbeaten 47. But, more importantly, she also bowled a couple of overs at the death. While Sri Lanka might not want to repeat that as the Indian batters took her down for 28 runs in two overs, she should still bowl an over or two at some point in the innings. 

The young all-rounder is still only taken by 40% of fantasy managers, but getting her into your XI today with so many quality all-round options available for the game is tricky. Worth a shot in mega leagues, however, in place of Athapaththu or Deepti Sharma.

Bowlers – Fantasy Angles and Stats:

Inoka Ranaweera: The left-arm spinner was impressive with the ball in the last game, wrecking the Indian middle order by picking up three wickets. Ranaweera bowls a stump-to-stump line, which results in better chances of getting LBW/bowled mode of dismissals and, in turn, extra points. 

Oshadi Ranasinghe: The off-spinner took two big scalps in one over in the last game, sending back Smriti Mandhana and S Meghana. The 36-year-old has a good record in home conditions; therefore, it doesn’t make much sense to leave her out on a challenging batting deck. 

  • vs India: 9 wickets in 10 innings at the strike rate of 18
  • In Sri Lanka: 15 wickets in 11 innings at the strike rate of 12.4

Radha Yadav:

  • In Sri Lanka: 8 wickets in 6 innings at the strike rate of 13.4
  • vs Sri Lanka: 12 wickets in 7 innings at the strike rate of 10.9

Radha Yadav bowled well in the last game, picking up two Sri Lankan wickets in her first over; the left-arm spinner has a good record vs Sri Lanka, too, making her a default selection.

Predicted Playing XI

India: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Sabbhineni Meghana, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Jemimah Rodriguez, Richa Ghosh(wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad/Poonam Yadav, Renuka Singh

Rajeshwari Gayakwad bowled only one over in the last game. If there’s an injury concern, expect Poonam Yadav to replace her.

Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu(c), Vishmi Gunaratne, Harshitha Samarwickrama, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Ama Kanchana, Anushka Sanjeewani(wk), Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sugandika Kumari, Udeshika Prabhodani

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