As a part of World Test Championship (WTC), England are visiting Sri Lanka for a 2 match test series. England won the first match by 7 wickets and the second match starts this Friday.
SL vs ENG Test Series England Tour Of Sri Lanka Match 2 details:
In the second and last test match of the series, Sri Lanka and England will be squaring off against each other from 22nd of January at Galle International Stadium, Galle.
The game is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM IST and the live updates can be viewed live on FanCode and CricketAddictor website.
SL vs ENG Test Series England Tour Of Sri Lanka Match 2 Preview:
England, as expected, won the first match of the series by 7 wickets, Joe root was the man of the match for his double hundred, he scored a record 228 runs and gave his side a huge first innings score.
Sri Lanka were pretty ordinary in the first innings and everyone looked ultra-aggressive, and the entire team folded out for just 135 runs on a day 1 wicket, where there was not much turn and swing. They would like to bounce back from this loss and show a better team performance in the 2nd test.
SL vs ENG Test Series England Tour Of Sri Lanka Match 2 Weather Report:
The weather forecast in this match is not so promising as the sky is forecasted to have some dark clouds in the sky and the temperature is expected to be around 25-28°C on the match day, there may be few rain delays during the course of the test match.
SL vs ENG Test Series England Tour Of Sri Lanka Match 2 Pitch Report:
Pitches at Galle is traditionally a batting-friendly, fast bowlers generally don’t get any help whatsoever but spinners might get turn to start from day 2 onwards. Batting will be easier during the first 2 days of the game.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
60% of the matches have been won while batting first here in recent 5 matches.
SL vs ENG Test Series England Tour Of Sri Lanka Match 2 Injury Update:
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SL vs ENG Test Series England Tour Of Sri Lanka Match 2 Probable XIs:
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Parera, Lahiru Thirimane, Angelo Matthews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Parera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal.
Bench: Oshada Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara.
England: Dom Sibley, Jack Crawley, Jonny Barstow, Joe Root, Dan Lawrence, Josh Butler, Sam Curran, Dom Bess, Jack Leech, Mark Wood, James Anderson.
Bench: Chris Workes, Ben flakes, Moeen Ali, Olly Stone.
SL vs ENG Test Series Top Picks for Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Joe Root showed why his name is taken along Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith, he scored 228 runs on a pitch which started spinning on day 2 itself. He will be an important pick once again.
Angelo Matthews is in top batting form recently, he has the ability to play big innings and make daddy hundreds. He scored 28 runs in first innings and 78 runs in the second innings.
Jonny Bairstow scored 47 runs and 35 not out in first and second innings respectively, he was looking in good touch and can score big in the next match.
Jack Leech took a total of 6 wickets in the match which included a 2nd innings 5 wicket haul, he will be a must-have pick in the boing section.
SL vs ENG Test Series England Tour Of Sri Lanka Match 2 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Angelo Matthews, Joe Root
Vice-Captain – Jonny Bairstow, Jack Leech
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs ENG Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Kusal Parera, Jos Butler
Batsmen – Angelo Matthews (VC), Joe Root (C), Jonny Bairstow, Lahiru Thirimane
All-rounders – Sam Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers – Stuart Broad, Dom Dess, Jack Leech
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs ENG Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Kusal Parera (C), Jos Butler
Batsmen – Angelo Matthews, Jonny Bairstow (VC), Joe Root, Dinesh Chandimal
All-rounder – Sam Curran, Dasun Shanaka
Bowlers – Jack Leech, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad
SL vs ENG Test Series England Tour Of Sri Lanka Match 2 Expert Advice:
The pitch will be batting friendly in first two days hence pick more batsmen from the team batting first, and pick more spinners than fast bowlers for this match as this surface will assist them the more as the game progresses.
SL vs ENG Test Series England Tour Of Sri Lanka Match 2 Probable Winners:
England are expected to win this match and seal the series 2-0.