Sri Lanka head into the ODI series against England on the back of a T20I series loss. They are placed at the bottom of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League points table with just one win in 6 matches. Bangladesh beat them 2-1 in an ODI series before the series against England. To make matters worse, three of their players from the current squad were suspended after they breached the bio-bubble protocols.
The Sri Lankan team is no less than a mess with their players suspended. The series will become all the tougher now with players missing. Meanwhile, the SLC has also started an inquiry on the same. In the meantime, we get down to predicting Sri Lanka‘s playing XI for the first game against England.
England vs Sri Lanka 2021, 1st ODI-Sri Lanka’s Predicted XI
Perera scored 54 runs in the three-match T20I series against England. With his team struggling, all eyes will be on his performance in the first game. The left-hander will also shoulder leadership responsibilities for the three-match series.