Scotland vs. Sri Lanka: First ODI Preview
Scotland vs. Sri Lanka: First ODI Preview

As part of their final preparations for the World Cup, Sri Lanka are touring Scotland for two ODIs, the first of which will be played at the Grange Cricket Club. The wicket should be good for batting but the bowlers will also get some help, with the seamers coming into play in the first innings.

Both Scotland and Sri Lanka are struggling in the format, with the visitors having lost their last eight One Day matches on the trot. The hosts too have not fared well, having lost three of their last four games. However, they will have the home advantage in their favour, and the fact that they have won five of the last seven games here should give them confidence. One of those wins came against England last year in June, which should motivate them to do well. However, despite their weaknesses, Sri Lanka are still a stronger unit and have experienced campaigners, which means they walk into the game as favourites. 

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Wicket-keeper: Kusal Perera (9 credits) 

The Sri Lankan has played 88 ODIs and has scored 2283 runs at an average of just below 30. The 28-year old will be expected to take advantage of a relatively weaker bowling attack and be the anchor for his team. He is more experienced than his counterpart too, which sees him edge ahead in the Dream11 team. 

Batsman: Calum MacLeod (10 credits) 

The batter scored an unbeaten 140 against England last year, which helped his side put up

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