Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka are coming on the back of different results in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023. While Pakistan fought back valiantly and notched up a 81-run victory against Netherlands in Match 2, Sri Lanka lost by a heavy margin of 102 runs versus New Zealand in Match 4.
But when they face off against each other on 10th October 2023, things will again start from scratch. Both the teams are bitter rivals from Asia and have played a lot of cricket together in these sub-continent conditions.
Most recently, the duo met in the Asia Cup 2023 and the Lankans defeated Pakistan by 2 wickets. Revenge would be on the minds of Pakistan and more importantly, they would want to keep their winning momentum in-tact.
In this article, we take a look at 3 players who can be vice-captains in your fantasy team for PAK vs SL game in Hyderabad:
1. Dunith Wellalage (Sri Lanka)
Despite having a bad day in the office in the game versus South Africa, Dunith Wellalage will be hopeful of making a strong comeback. The 20-year-old all-rounder has a big job at hand and would be hoping that his riposte works in favour of him, especially as he is filling in the shoes of Wanindu Hasaranga, who missed out on the World Cup because of a hamstring issue.
We can certainly expect him to work his magic in this game versus Pakistan in the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
2. Saud Shakeel (Pakistan)
People were in awe of Saud Shakeel’s batting when he rescued Pakistan from a troubled situation in the game versus Netherlands. The southpaw notched up a knock of 68 runs in 52 balls and also won the player of the match award.
Shakeel timed the ball beautifully and scored 9 boundaries and 1 six. You can expect him to perform well in this game and thereby, you can make him the vice-captain of your fantasy team.
3. Muhammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
A synonym for consistency, Muhammad Rizwan has batted himself back to form. Ater a lull period prior to the World Cup, Rizwan has managed to get back into the groove. The wicket-keeper batter smashed a century against New Zealand in the warm-up game and scored 68 runs in 75 balls in the game versus Netherlands on Friday.
You can definitely make him the vice-captain of your fantasy team as he is sure to muster a truckload of fantasy points.