First of the three mactch T20 serias starts on 19th March at Nealands, match will be live on Sky sports cricket channel from 15:55 UK time. The coverage will be available on Sky sports main event channel also in UK. With IPL likely to be telecasted only in Hotstar UK, this is the main cricketing event on Sky sports UK this week. This will be the first time that Indian Premier League is not telecasted in a TV channel in UK. Hotstar UK is available on online platform at uk.hotstar.com
South Africans are favourites in a cloudy Nealands, Key performers in the cricket fantasy team will be Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis , Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kamindu Mendis, Thisara Perera and Imran Tahir, JP Duminy may also be considered as he has good batting record in this ground, but if the openers and Faf du Plessis bat majoriy of the overs against a ordinary Srilankan bowling, JP Duminy may not have a significant contribution with the bat. The wicket is expected to be on slower side, but the overcast conditions may help new ball bowlers.
Post match Review Australia won by 35 runs with an all round performance to win the series. It was a remarkable achievement to win the series after loosing the first two matches in an away series played in India. Aussies will be very happy to find form in preperation for the world cup. Australia start their final preperation for the world cup in a series against Pakistan on Friday 22nd March 2019 at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, UAE. Indian players head in to the IPL which starts on March 23. Their next 50 over match wil be the warm up fixture in the ICC World cup tournament in England. The first of India’s warm up world cu cricket fixture 2019 will be played in the Kia Oval against New Zealand on 25th Monday Saturday. India experimented too much ahead of world cup, it was better to focus on the series win as there is a gap which will feel as even bigger due to the IPL season. Also, the conditions in England are totally different and the team combinations needs to be formed based on the form and conditions of each day.
The key performers in todays fantasy XI were Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Jhye Richardson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar,Rohit Sharma and Adam Zampa.
Innings Break At half stage Aaustralia made 272 /9 in 5o overs with a brilliant hundred from Usman Khawaja. At this stage fantasy teams with Khawaja as captain and Indian openers as vice captain is leading the game. Other key contributors to this fantasy cricket game are Peter Hhandscomb, Ravindra Jadeja, M Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Jhye Richardsonand Pat Ccummins had a late surge in their little partnership until Cummins was caught by Bbhuvi on his own bowling, the ball rebounded from Cummins boot.
Pre match Fantasy Preview With series tied at 2-2 , fifth ODI will provide last chance for some of the young stars to showcase their talent before the world cup in England. This is likely to be a low scoring match and team batting first have more chances of winning. The bowlers will have a major role in this match and we will not be surprised if new stars are born. Our fantasy XI for this match include Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson , Pat Cummins from Aussies side . The Indian players in the fantasy XI are Rishabh Pant (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
With series tied at 2-2 , fifth ODI will provide last chance for some of the young stars to showcase their talent before the world cup in England. This is likely to be a low scoring match and team batting first have more chances of winning. The bowlers will have a major role in this match and we will not be surprised if new stars are born. Our fantasy XI for this match include Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Jhye Richardson , Pat Cummins from Aussies side . The Indian players in the fantasy XI are Rishabh Pant (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
Windies have the opportunity to save their face after a poor performnce of 45 all out in the last match at St Kitts today. They had a great series until T20 s, having won the Test series 2-1 and tied the ODIs 2-2 . We think this match will be dominated by England and probable line up is as below Probable XI: Shai Hope(w), Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder(c), Devendra Bishoo, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell Probable XI: Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow(w), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), David Malan, Sam Billings, David Willey, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid Our top fantasy pick are Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Tom Curran, Jonny Bairstow.
A great knock by Shikhar Dhawan who regained form at Mohali see India getting a great foundation in the 4th ODI at Mohali. Dhawan is batting on 86 with Rohit on 73 and India is set to make a big score in this important match. Australia has to win this to keep their hopes alive. Indian Innings so far have 15 fours and 3 sixes. India’s best opening stand against Aussies is by the same pair , 178 at Nagpur in 2013.
Sri Lanka invite South Africa to bat in overcast conditions in Durban . Sri Lanka won the toss and put the opposition in to bat in the third Momentum ODI at Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday 1oth March. South africans were 149 for 2 after 23 overs with an excellant knock by Quinton de Kock who is batting on 95. Even with overcast conditions, south africans were able to make a steady start, but De Kock , the favourite pick for any fantasy game, showed his class and set to make another excellant hundred.