T20 World Cup 2024 - 3 Sri Lanka Players You Must Pick In Your Dream11 Teams

Pathum Nissanka and Matheesha Pathirana will be important for Sri Lanka in the tournament [X]Pathum Nissanka and Matheesha Pathirana will be important for Sri Lanka in the tournament [X]

The ninth edition of the T20 World Cup 2024 is about to get underway. All the participating teams are in the final stages of preparation. The tournament will be of real interest to fantasy players, who will be looking to make the most of these 55 matches to increase their winnings.

To do well in fantasy contests, you need to have a good idea of the teams playing in a match. We at OneCricket have tried to determine the three most important players from the fantasy point of view of each team for you. In this article, we will take a look at the Sri Lankan team.

Three Bankable Sri Lankan Players for T20 World Cup 2024

Pathum Nissanka

As a stable opening batter, Sri Lanka will depend greatly on Pathum Nissanka for solid starts during the tournament. Nissanka can adjust to the playing conditions and then gradually increase his scoring rate as per the match situations.

Why pick Pathum Nissanka?

  • Pathum Nissanka has been a consistent run-scorer for Sri Lanka at the top of the order. He has been particularly good for them in the ODI format. However, his consistency is something that Sri Lanka will need in the tournament. If he can deliver that, Nissanka will be your regular steady point earner in the tournament.

Wanindu Hasaranga

The spin-bowling all-rounder will be leading the Sri Lankan team in the tournament. Wanindu Hasaranga's ability to pick up wickets in the middle overs and contribute with the bat whenever needed by the team makes him a vital cog in Sri Lanka's mechanism.

Why pick Wanindu Hasaranga?

  • Wanindu Hasaranaga has proven himself as a match-winning bowler in the T20 format. He will be particularly difficult for batters from the Netherlands and Nepal sides. Hasaranga will be a great choice as the C or VC in these matches. Barring these games, Hasaranga will also be a significant pick for the other games.
  • Besides his super efficient bowling, Hasaranga uses himself as a floater in the batting line-up. So, coming up the order, Hasaranga can make valuable contributions with the bat, giving you essential points in the fantasy contests. 

Matheesha Pathirana

Sri Lanka's death-over specialist, Matheesha Pathirana, can change the match's complexion in the final overs with the ball in hand. His ability to pick up wickets in the death overs will be crucial for the team and the fantasy players. 

Why pick Matheesha Pathirana?

  • Wickets give you the most points in the fantasy contests. Matheesha Pathirana thrives in the death overs when the batters try to hit him. It will often be the case that Pathirana will pick up 2-3 wickets in the death overs and give you the decisive points in the fantasy contests.