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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips New Zealand vs Bangladesh on February 16, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips New Zealand vs Bangladesh on February 16 After comfortably taking a 1-0 lead, hosts New Zealand look to clinch the three-match ODI series when they face Bangladesh in the second ODI at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday, February 16. With a lead in the ODI series, New Zealand have the perfect start and would want to wrap up the series in the second ODI. This would allow them to test their bench-strength for the third ODI keeping in mind the Cricket World Cup. Bangladesh on the other hand were confident about their chances of winning in New Zealand for the first time ever. Although they have suffered a setback, they would be keen to bounce back in the series. Best economical pick – Although New Zealand had a couple of spin options for the series, Mitchell Santner was their only spinner for the first ODI. Santner did well as he picked up three wickets to trouble the Bangladesh batting attack in the middle overs. Santner can also be a good option with the bat and available at a salary of just 8.5, hence is an economical pick for New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI.. Top captains & vice captains – While there were doubts about his fitness for the first ODI, Martin Guptill showed us that he is ready and fit for any challenge. Hitting a fine century in the first ODI, Guptill is the first name in our list for the second match. Guptill is a perfect opener who can dictate the game from the very beginning. He is a player who should definitely feature in your Fantasy Cricket team. Yes we agree that he was fairly disappointing in the first ODI, but Tamim Iqbal is a man-in-form and could explode onto the scene at any moment. Iqbal’s batting has been very impressive off late and is Bangladesh’s trump card in the series. Smart pick – New Zealand’s pick among the bowlers in the first ODI, Trent Boult was excellent for the Black Caps in Auckland. He was really effective early on in the innings as he picked up three wickets in quick succession to put pressure on the Bangladesh batsmen. Boult is a very effective player and could be your most bankable pick for the New Zealand vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI. Cautions Pick – The experienced campaigner Mushfiqur Rahim scored a half-century in the warm-up match against New Zealand XI in Lincoln, but couldn’t carry on with his good form in the first game. He looked out of sorts and was cleaned up by Trent Boult after he could score only five off 14 balls. My XI – Martin Guptill (Captain), Tamim Iqbal (Vice-Captain), Trent Boult, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Mahmudullah, Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Mithun
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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips South Africa vs Sri Lanka on February 13, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips South Africa vs Sri Lanka on February 13 Sri Lankan cricket is experiencing a real low at the moment. After losing a home series 0-3 to England, they’ve lost Test series’ in New Zealand and Australia. They’re now in South Africa for a 2-match Test series, which will be followed by 5-ODIs and three T20Is. Durban will host the first Test and while Sri Lanka searches for answers, South Africa is on a high. They absolutely mauled Pakistan on the just-concluded series and their pace-attack is one of the best in world cricket at the moment. The only inspiration for Sri Lanka going into the series opener will be their stunning win over South Africa in the home series last year. South Africa won their last Test at the venue in 2013 and haven’t beaten the visitors as well. Best economical pick – No one can deny that South Africa are a much better team when they have Dale Steyn leading the attack. One of the finest bowlers of the generation, Dale Steyn is still very much a feared bowler for the batsmen. With conditions favoring him, Steyn will be looking to create all sorts of problems for the Sri Lankan batsmen and can get you a lot of points Top captains & vice captains – Kagiso Rabada has been Proteas backbone in all formats of the game. He could destroy any batting line-up in the world with his raw pace. The right-arm pacer is currently the number one bowler in the ICC Test Match Player Rankings. The 23-year-old ended the 2018 year as the leading wicket-taker in Tests with 52 wickets from just 10 games. Dean Elgar puts a price on his wicket and has the ability to bat time and tire the opposition bowlers down. He had form on his side, too, with a fifty in the first game and will look to give South Africa a solid start against a fragile Sri Lankan bowling attack. Smart pick – If opening in Tests overseas wasn’t an easy challenge, Dimuth Karunaratne has an added responsibility of leading a faltering line-up at the moment. It will be interesting to see how he deals with the captaincy and it goes without saying that he needs to lead from the front with the bat. Even on the field, the left-hander will have to make better decisions and also keep the spirits of his team high at a venue where Sri Lanka are yet to lose to South Africa in Tests. Cautions Pick – Faf du Plessis will return after serving a one-match ban for slow over-rate. This means that either Theunis de Bruyn will have to make way for the skipper. Expect the rest of South Africa’s squad to be the same as the one that featured against Pakistan. My XI – Kagiso Rabada (Captain), Dean Elgar (Vice-Captain), Dale Steyn, Dimuth Karunaratne, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Kasun Rajitha, Vernon Philander, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella
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Critical Updates
  • Dale Steyn

    Playing XI : Definitely

    Analysis :Dale Steyn had a brillaint ODI Career so far.He has played 121 ODI and picked up 192 wickets with an impressive average of 25.70 and best figures of 6/39.South Africa and Pakistan ODI series he is return squad of third ODI.

  • Kuldeep Yadav

    Playing XI : Definitely

    Analysis : Kuldeep Yadav was rested in the first ODI and that affected India very badly in the middle overs. He is one of the few bowlers who have the ability to pick up the wickets at a regular interval during the middle overs. Kuldeep Yadav should be back to the playing for the second ODI to contain the Windies batsmen from scoring more runs in the middle overs.

  • Dasun Shanaka
    Playing XI : May be
     
    Analysis : Niroshan Dickwella is expected to come into the side in place of Dasun Shanaka. For all the talent and the skill that he possesses, Shanaka hasn’t been able to deliver either with the bat or the ball. He just bowled three overs and was run out after an extended struggle with the willow against Bangladesh.
  • Akila Dananjaya
    Playing XI : May be
     
    Analysis : The Sri Lankan mystery off-spinner Akila Dananjaya bagged 14 wickets in the recently concluded five-match series against South Africa, claiming six wickets in the final ODI and bamboozling the South African batsmen for a paltry total of 121. Possessing a classic leg-spinner, a carrom ball, and a splendid googly up his sleeve, Akila Dhananjaya is definitely a key player in this Sri Lankan squad for this tournament.
     
    Akila Dananjaya will not be available for the matches between 15th and 17th as his wife is expected to give birth to their first child.
  • Prithvi Shaw
    Playing XI : May be
     
    Analysis : The Indian batting prodigy from Mumbai, Prithvi Shaw, is expected to get his first international game in the fifth Test against England after a dismal show by KL Rahul in the fourth Test. Shaw has been exceptional in the recent scheme of things. Hence, in Shaw, India might look to end their opening woes in the fifth Test.