England and Sri Lanka are set to lock horns in the upcoming match of the ODI World Cup 2023. The ENG vs SL clash is scheduled for October 26th at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Both teams have shown glimpses of their potential but have been inconsistent, with each winning just one of their four games in the tournament.
As cricket fans gear up for this encounter, fantasy cricket enthusiasts are faced with the delightful dilemma of selecting their team captains. Check the top three captain picks for the England vs. Sri Lanka fantasy team.
Dawid Malan (ENG)
Dawid Malan has been a standout performer in the tournament. His consistency and ability to anchor the innings make him a prime choice for your fantasy cricket team’s captaincy role.
In the four games he has played so far, Malan has amassed a total of 192 runs at an impressive average of 48. His strike rate of 106.07 indicates his capacity to accelerate when needed.
Malan is a dependable option to lead your fantasy team due to his proven ability to accumulate runs and his potential to be the anchor in England’s batting lineup.
Kusal Mendis (SL)
Kusal Mendis has been setting the World Cup ablaze with his scintillating performances. In his four appearances, Mendis has managed to score a century and a half-century, making him a powerful candidate for the captain’s role.
He has scored a total of 218 runs in the tournament at an astounding average of 54.50 and a remarkable strike rate of 146.30.
His ability to accelerate the scoring rate makes him a dynamic choice for your fantasy team’s captaincy, as he can single-handedly turn the game in Sri Lanka’s favor.
Sadeera Samarawickrama (SL)
Sadeera Samarawickrama has emerged as the leading run-scorer for Sri Lanka in the 2023 ODI World Cup. His consistent performances have earned him a reputation as a reliable top-order batsman.
In the four matches he’s played, Samarawickrama has scored 230 runs at a remarkable average of 76.66.
While he may not have the same explosive strike rate as Kusal Mendis, his strike rate of 103.13 is still very respectable.
Sadeera provides stability to the Sri Lankan batting order and is known for building solid partnerships.