England vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, and Injury Update of 1st T20I.
After visiting Bangladesh a few weeks back, Sri Lanka are now on a tour to England for a 3-match T20I and ODI series. They recently lost to Bangladesh by 1-2 and now they are up against one of the top teams going around in the world cricket. Although the shorter format will decrease the gap between the two sides but to win against the top-ranked team in the T20I that too at their home will be a seemingly difficult task.
The 1st match of the T20I series between Sri Lanka and England will be played on 23rd June at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
The game is scheduled to begin at 10:30 PM IST and the live feed can be viewed on FanCode and the CricketAddictor website.
The weather is England is unpredictable although as per AccuWeather, there will be a few dark clouds during the game but the game should proceed as scheduled. The temperature is expected to be around 17°C with a little breeze blowing across the ground.
The pitch at Sophia Gardens Cardiff is generally a batting-friendly wicket that assists stroke-making and spinners to get some help if the conditions are dry. But with the overcast conditions, swing bowlers like Sam Curran and Chris Woakes can turn out to be lethal.
50% of the matches have been won while batting first here in recent 5 matches.
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Srilanka: Kusal Perera (c), Kusal Mendis (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Ashen Bandara, Pathum Nissanka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana
Bench: Niroshan Dickwella, Ramesh Mendis, Shiran Fernando
England: Josh Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood.
Bench: Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Tom Curran, David Willey.
Jos Buttler will open the innings and will also have the responsibilities with the gloves behind the wicket so his fantasy potential is high and his recent form in T20I is good too, he has 12 half-centuries with an average of 31 runs per innings in T20I but these records are when he bats at number 6.
Dawid Malan is the current world rank number 1 batsman in T20I, he is averaging more than 50 in T20I. In 25 innings, he has 1003 runs with 10 half-centuries and a century to his name. He is the safest captaincy pick in this match.
Mark Wood is one of the fastest bowlers in the International circuit, he has 23 wickets in 15 innings with the best figures of 3/9 at a strike rate of 14 balls per wicket and an average of 21 runs per wicket.
Kusal Parera was in top form in the recent series against Bangladesh, he was the Sri Lankan top-scorer with 164 runs in 3 innings at an average of 54 runs per innings.
Captain – Dawid Malan, Mark Wood
Vice-Captain – Jos Buttler, Kusal Parera
Keeper – Jos Buttler, Kusal Parera
Batsmen – Dawid Malan (C), Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Jason Roy
All-rounders – Sam Curran
Bowlers – Mark Wood (VC), Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Dushmantha Chameera, Isuru Udana
Keeper – Kusal Perera (VC), Jos Buttler (C), Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Avishka Fernando
All-rounders – Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers – Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Isuru Udana, Adil Rashid
Sri Lankan batsmen were struggling against the Bangladeshi bowlers and the English Bowlers are having a good match practice in the county cricket, so make a team heavily in favor of England and prefer picking all the important bowlers from England and all-rounders from Sri Lanka as they can provide fantasy points from multiple disciplines.
England playing at their home with their full squad will be too much to handle for inexperienced Sri Lanka, so we expect England to win this match.
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