Sri Lanka against Scotland, 1st ODI 2019: Squad News and Playing XI

Sri Lanka, has been scheduled to visit Scotland for a two-match ODI series before the World Cup 2019. Scotland is seeing this series as a significant opportunity to push for a full membership at the international stage. Both the crew will face each other Today on 18th May 2019, 3:30 PM IST at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh.

Sri Lanka have a major summer in front of them as they aim to make a mark on the showpiece event. Their opponents, Scotland have done well against Test playing countries in the past with commendable performances against England, Afghanistan and Ireland.

Squad News

Scotland:

Scotland’s batting will rely upon their top-order batsmen, such as Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod and Matthew Cross. Scotland will likewise count on their most dependable seamers Alasdair Evans and Safyaan Sharif to convey conventionally for them.

Players to choose over

Kyle Coetzer (C), Dylan Budge, Scott Cameron, George Munsey, Matthew Cross (W), Alasdair Evans, Michael Jones, Tom Sole, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, Safyaan Sharif, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt and Brad Wheal

Sri Lanka:

Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera and Angelo Mathews are the titans in the Sri Lankan batting line-up and the Sri Lankan fans are anticipating real contributions from them. Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga and Suranga Lakmal are strong Sri Lankan pace assault.

Players to choose from

Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (W), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana and Jeffrey Vandersay

Past Playing Records

The Sri Lankans have faced the Scotts multiple times and hold the benefit of two successes in those two games.

Scotland – Players to Watch

Calum MacLeod and Safyaan Sharif

Sri Lanka – Players to Watch

Kusal Mendis and Suranga Lakmal

Playing XI

Wicket Keeper – Kusal Perera

Batsmen – Kusal Mendis, Calum MacLeod, Kyle Coetzer,

All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, Angelo Mathews, Michael Leask

Bowlers – Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif

Captain – Kusal Mendis

Vice-Captain – Calum MacLeod

12th Man – Avishka Fernando

Match Preview:

Scotland has the home advantage and they have won five of their last seven finished ODIs at this ground.

Sri Lanka has won both their ODI matches against Scotland at this ground with massive margins.

Sri Lanka has more quality and experience players in their side.

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