Shikhar Dhawan Won Hearts With His Compassionate Speech To Sri Lankan Cricketers

Shikhar Dhawan won hearts with his compassionate speech to SL cricketers at Colombo on Thursday (July 29) after India was thrashed by Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I. Shikhar Dhawan-led India was completely outplayed by Dasun Shanaka’s Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I as the hosts won their first-ever series in the shortest format over the Men in Blue. On Thursday (July 29), both sides met for the tour finale as India continued to miss Covid-positive Krunal Pandya and 8 of his close contacts to lose the game by 7 wickets. Shikhar Dhawan Fell For A

Shikhar Dhawan Won Hearts With His Compassionate Speech To Sri Lankan Cricketers

Shikhar Dhawan won hearts with his compassionate speech to SL cricketers at Colombo on Thursday (July 29) after India was thrashed by Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I.

Shikhar Dhawan-led India was completely outplayed by Dasun Shanaka’s Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I as the hosts won their first-ever series in the shortest format over the Men in Blue. On Thursday (July 29), both sides met for the tour finale as India continued to miss Covid-positive Krunal Pandya and 8 of his close contacts to lose the game by 7 wickets.

Krunal Pandya. (Photo: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan Fell For A Golden Duck As India Recorded Their 2nd Lowest T20I Score To Lose The Match And Series

Opting to bat first, Shikhar Dhawan-led India got off to a poor start as the captain fell for a golden duck. Birthday boy Wanindu Hasaranga’s 4 for 9 and SL skipper Dasun Shanaka’s brilliant athleticism and 2/20 restricted India’s inexperienced batting line-up for 81/9 in 20 overs.

Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

In reply, Dhananjaya de Silva and Wanindu Hasaranga remained unbeaten and guided the home side to a convincing 7-wicket win, with 33 balls to spare, to take the T20Is 2-1 and gain much-needed confidence before the forthcoming T20 World Cup.

Legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga terrorized batters right through his four overs, while Dasun Shanaka picked up two wickets through the early middle overs, and pacer Dushmantha Chameera kept the pressure on with the new ball and at the death, to reduce a severely depleted India batting order to 81 for 8 in their 20 overs.

Against the worst XI India fielded (they were forced to dip into their net-bowling reserves in this game after Navdeep Saini was injured in the last match), Sri Lanka produced perhaps their best bowling and fielding performance of the series. This was a worn, turning, surface, so 81 wasn’t as modest a total as it might read.
Still, Sri Lanka’s batters chased it comfortably, getting home with 33 balls and seven wickets to spare. This was their first T20I series victory since 2019, and their first-ever against India in a bilateral series.

Shikhar Dhawan Interacted With Sri Lankan Cricketers After The Match

After the encounter, opposition captain Shikhar Dhawan took out some time to interact with a young and inexperienced SL camp, who showed a lot of fights throughout the series and shared a heartwarming speech. The 34-year-old Shikhar Dhawan spoke at length on how when one reaches a  certain level, it becomes most difficult to maintain that position. He advised the team to remain humble and never give up.

The way the young Dasun Shanaka-led SL camp is keenly listening to Shikhar Dhawan shows how much they want to learn and are eager to take the currently low-lying Sri Lankan team, across formats, back to the top.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan (Getty Images)(HT_PRINT)

At the post-match presentation, after India conceded the third T20I to Sri Lanka, Shikhar Dhawan defended his young team and lauded their fighting spirit.

“It was a difficult situation for us. As a team, we decided to stay and play these games. Really proud of the boys as well. They showed great character in the last two games. Their attitude was tremendous. We wanted to win as well, in every game you learn,” he said.

India will, however, take a lot of pride from the fight they showed despite missing the majority of their key players in the last two T20Is post-Krunal Pandya’s Covid-19 Tests.

Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, , Ishan Kishan, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Gowtham, and Deepak Chahar were the eight players identified as close contacts of Krunal Pandya, who tested positive for Covid-19 and were ruled out from participating in the last two T20Is as a precautionary measure.

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PF vs ALZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, and Injury Update of FanCode ECS T10 Sweden match between Pakistanska Forening and Alby Zalmi CF. PF vs ALZ ECS T10 Sweden Preview: Pakistanska Forening will take on Alby Zalmi CF in the 3rd quarterfinal of ECS T10 Sweden, at the Norsborg cricket Ground, Stockholm, on Friday. Pakistanska Forening progressed to seven wins out of eight to top Group A, but it’s fair to say the reigning champions did not always convince during the round-robin stage. Pakistanska Forening will look to up their game during the

PF vs ALZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- ECS T10 Sweden 2021

PF vs ALZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, and Injury Update of FanCode ECS T10 Sweden match between Pakistanska Forening and Alby Zalmi CF.

PF vs ALZ ECS T10 Sweden Preview:

Pakistanska Forening will take on Alby Zalmi CF in the 3rd quarterfinal of , at the Norsborg cricket Ground, Stockholm, on Friday.

Pakistanska Forening progressed to seven wins out of eight to top Group A, but it’s fair to say the reigning champions did not always convince during the round-robin stage. Pakistanska Forening will look to up their game during the business end of the competition, in a similar fashion to last season when beating Alby Zalmi on the way to the title. Alby Zalmi lost four of their first five games before recovering to finish fourth, ahead of previous winners Nacka.

PF vs ALZ ECS T10 Sweden Match Details:

Venue: Norsborg Cricket Ground, Stockholm

Date & Time: 30th July, at 04:30 PM IST 

Live Score:  

PF vs ALZ ECS T10 Sweden Pitch Report:

Both batters and bowlers had ups and downs in this tournament. Going with the recent results the batters have found more success. The team batting first has won the majority of the matches, and hence, whoever wins the toss should bat first.

PF vs ALZ ECS T10 Sweden Probable Playing XIs:

Pakistanska Forening: Faraan Chaudhry, Sameer Ali Khan, Muhammad Vajjih Ali ,Shari Shaji, Waqar Hassan, Usama Chaudhry, Zubair Aslam, Abdullah Khalil, Kamran Zia (wk), Bilal Muhammad (c), Hammad Iftikhar

ALZ:  Ismaeel Zia(WK), Rahel Khan(C), Shahed Ali, Azam Khalil, Aman Zahid, Qudratullah Mir Afzal, Tas Qureshi, Taj Hussain, Sami Khalil, Usman Iftikar, Zia Alozai

Top Picks for PF vs ALZ ECS T10 Sweden Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

PF

Sameer Ali Khan, MVP last term, is the top scorer for Pakistanska Forening racking up 149 runs in eight games, and has picked up FIVE wickets as well.

Bilal Muhammad, captain, medium-pacer, has scalped EIGHT wickets at an economy of 6.15 and the best return of 2-5.

Faraan Chaudhry has been selected for the Swedish U19 team. Is currently the second-highest run-scorer for Pakistanska Forening with 93 runs from seven innings and has picked up a couple of wickets.

Zubair Aslam, the right arm pacer is leading the wicket-taking charts in Group A with 10 scalps from seven games at an impressive economy of 4.53 and boasts tournament best figures of 4-11.

ALZ

Azam Khalilall-rounder,second-highest run-scorer for Alby Zalmi with 120 runs from eight games. He is also a joint wicket-taker for Alby Zalmi picking up 10 wickets. Awarded man of the match for his all-round performance vs Nacka on Tuesday.

Rahel Khan, a solid top-order batsman and a good leg spinner was recently selected for the Swedish national team. Toun scorer and joint top wicket-taker for Alby Zalmi scoring 134 runs and picking up 10 wickets. Was awarded man of the match vs DIF for his all-round show scoring 32 off 14 and picking up 2-14.

Qudratullah Mir Afzal is a talented middle-order batsman and opens the bowling for Alby Zalmi, has good control over the new ball. Has scored 100 runs and picked up a couple of wickets as well.

Zia Alozai, the all-rounder returned figures of 3-19 in his very first game of the series vs Marsta. He has also racked up 72 runs in four games.

Ismaeel Zia, the wicket-keeper batsman scored 32 off 18 balls against Huddinge on Thursday to bag his first man of the match award this season.

PF vs ALZ ECS T10 Sweden Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistics (Last 5 matches) Dream 11 Points
Sameer Ali Khan 113 runs + 4 wickets  44, 53, 109, 21, 93
Faraan Chaudhry  56 runs + 2 wickets  25, 19, 8, 70, 6
Zubair Aslam 27 runs + 4 wickets  142, 84, 75, 48, 18
Azam Khalil 65 runs + 6 wicket 85, 25, 72, 46, 67
Rahel Khan 103 runs + 6 wicket 2, 85, 123, 119, 49
Zia Alozai 83 runs +5 wickets 55, 106, 59, 72, 45

PF vs ALZ ECS T10 Sweden Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain – Azam Khalil, Rahel Khan

Vice-Captain – Sameer Ali Khan, Zubair Aslam

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PF vs ALZ Dream11 Team:

Wicketkeeper– Usama Chaudhry, Ismaeel Zia

Batsmen– Faraan Chaudhry, Sami Khalil,  Mohammad Vajjih Ali

All RoundersSameer Ali Khan(vc), Azam Khalil(c), Rahel Khan

Bowlers–  Zubair Aslam, Bilal Muhammad, Abdullah Khalil

PF vs ALZ Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PF vs ALZ Dream11 Team:

Wicketkeeper– Usama Chaudhry, Ismaeel Zia

Batsmen– Faraan Chaudhry, Sami Khalil,  Mohammad Vajjih Ali

All Rounders-Sameer Ali Khan Zia Alozai, Rahel Khan(c)

Bowlers–  Zubair Aslam(vc), Bilal Muhammad, Abdullah Khalil

PF vs ALZ Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream XI Team, ECS T10 Sweden 2021
PF vs ALZ Dream11 Prediction

PF vs ALZ ECS T10 Sweden Probable Winner:

 Alby Zalmi CF is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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