England have exhibited sensational performances in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 so far. With three wins in three matches, they are currently sitting at the top of the points table in Group1.
They began their campaign with an 8-wicket win over West Indies and it was followed by two clinical wins against Sri Lanka and Australia.
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An impressive performance from the bowlers helped the team bundle out Australia for just 125 runs against England. Jos Buttler’s carnage in the second innings meant England chased down the score in just 11.4 overs.
Ahead of the 29th match between Sri Lanka and England on Monday, here’s a look at our predicted playing eleven of England.
ENG vs SL: England’s (ENG) Predicted Playing XI Against Sri Lanka (SL) – ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 29
Jason Roy and Jos Buttler
England’s destructive opening pair gave a powerful start to the team against Australia on Saturday. The duo added 66 runs in just 6.1 overs before Jason Roy got out after scoring 22 off 20 deliveries.
However, Jos Buttler carried on and went on to score a blistering knock of 71 runs off 32 deliveries, including 5 fours and as many sixes. The duo is integral to England’s fortune in the tournament and you expect them to open the innings once again on Monday.
Middle-order: Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan
There is no doubt that England have a solid middle-order at their disposal. In Jonny Bairstow, they have a man in form. He hit two gigantic sixes in his 11-ball unbeaten 16-run knock against Australia. Expect him to continue his good form on Monday.
Dawid Malan has terrific numbers in T20 cricket, however, his form has seen a dip in the recent past. Malan would be hoping that he gets a good amount of runs under his belt before England play the knockouts. Skipper Eoin Morgan should bat at number five.
All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes
The presence of Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes makes England a formidable batting unit. The trio provides depth in the batting. Though, they haven’t got to bat a lot in the tournament. With the ball, all three have been sensational. They have picked wickets consistently and have also been economical with the ball.
Bowlers: Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid and Tymal Mills
Chris Jordan exhibited a sensational spell of bowling in the last game. He bowled well both in the powerplay as well as in death overs. He finished with figures of 1 for 17 in 3 overs.
He will be supported by Tymal Mills in the fast bowling department. Mills proved expensive in the last game but overall has bowled well in the tournament. Adil Rashid will continue to lead the spin attack.