Sri Lanka and New Zealand will lock horns in the 1st Test match of New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka, 2019 on August 14- August 18 at Galle International Stadium, Galle. Keep reading to find out Dream 11 fantasy cricket tips and SL vs NZ Dream 11 team for the 1st Test.
The runners up of the World Cup have made their way to Sri Lanka. But on this tour, there will be no ODIs. Sri Lanka can be a tough nut to crack at home in the longest format of the game. But the Kiwis are known to be the fighters. It’s all the making of a tight contest. Check out my best dream 11 tips for SL vs NZ 1st Test.
Squads of both teams
Sri Lanka Squad:
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando
New Zealand Squad:
Kane Williamson (C), Jeet Raval, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Todd Astle, William Somerville, Mitchell Santner, Tom Blundell, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Trent Boult, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner
Let’s find out the SL vs NZ Dream 11 team tips for the 1st Test match, which will help you to make the perfect dream 11 team for today’s match.
Dream 11 Fantasy cricket tips for Sri Lanka vs New Zealand
Wicketkeeper for SL vs NZ Dream 11 Team
Niroshan Dickwella has proved his skills behind the stumps keeping to the spinners. Also, he can be devastating with the bat if he stays for a while. BJ Watling has the technique and the mental ability to tackle the Sri Lankan spinners.
Captain / Vice-Captain for SL vs NZ Dream 11 Team
Kane Williamson has been in a terrific form of late irrespective of the format. He remains the premier candidate to score the most number of runs. Now that the World Cup is over, Dimuth Karunaratne returns to the format he flourishes the most in. He will be the key batsman for the hosts.
Batsmen for SL vs NZ Dream 11 Team
Angelo Mathews is going to be a crucial part of the Sri Lankan batting line-up for his experience at the big stage. Talking about the experience, Ross Taylor is another guy who is right up there alongside Mathews.
All-rounders for SL vs NZ Dream 11 Team
Spin to win will be the mantra in the Test series. So, Dhananjaya de Silva will be a handy all-rounder. Similarly, Mitchell Santner’s worth increases when the pitch offers turn.
Bowlers for SL vs NZ Dream 11 Team
Akila Dananjaya, if he gets a chance in the xi, could be a threatening bowler with his mystery spin. Suranga Lakmal can be effective with the new ball. Ajaz Patel was impressive in the warm-up game before the series where he took 5 wickets. New Zealand will rely on him to do the bulk of the bowling.
Here is the Best Dream 11 Team for Today SL vs NZ 1st Test Match
Captain: Kane Williamson
Vice-Captain: Dimuth Karunaratne
Wicketkeeper: Niroshan Dickwella, BJ Watling
Batsmen: Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor
All-Rounders: Dhananjaya de Silva, Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Ajaz Patel
Also, once the toss takes place, we might modify the Dream Team as per the playing XIs. Please check this blog after the toss for the updated Dream 11.
Sri Lanka Playing XI:
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara
New Zealand Playing XI:
Jeet Raval, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (C), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling (wk), Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, William Somerville, Trent Boult, Ajaz Patel
New Zealand Won the Toss and Opt to Bat!!!
Here is how the Best Playing XI of Today Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Dream 11 Team looks like
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