Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga. (Photo: Twitter)

The 29th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will have England take on Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday. England have been one of the best sides in the competition so far. They haven’t lost a single game in the tournament.

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They began their campaign against West Indies, followed by the matches against Bangladesh and Australia. England have managed to beat all three teams and would look to extend their winning run on Monday.

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Eoin Morgan and Co. played their last game against Australia on Saturday. A collective bowling effort from the team helped them bundle out Australia for just 125 runs in 20 overs. Chris Jordan was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed 3 for 17 in 4 overs. Besides Tymal Mills and Chris Woakes picked two wickets each.

Jos Buttler played one of the best knocks of his T20 career in the second innings. He put an exhibition of the sixes against a powerful Australian bowling unit. He gave no respect to any bowler who bowled to him. Buttler hit 5 fours and 5 sixes en-route to his match-winning 71 off 32 deliveries. His knock helped the team chase down the score in 11. 4 overs.

Prathum Nissanka
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Facing them are Sri Lanka, who are coming into this game on the back of two consecutive losses against Australia and South Africa. As a result that, they are currently sitting at number four on the Group 1 Point Table. Sri Lanka played their last game against South Africa on Saturday.

They exhibited a dismal performance with the bat. None of the batsmen got going against a solid South African bowling attack. Pathum Nissanka, however, held firm and singlehandedly took Sri Lanka to 142 in the first innings. He played an outstanding 72-run knock of just 58 balls, including 6 four and 3 sixes.

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However, his knock went in vain as South Africa chased down the target in 19.5 overs. Sri Lanka bowled pretty well in the entire innings. D Chameera sent both the openers back to the hut inside the power play to leave South Africa in trouble at 26 for 2. Temba Bavuma (46 off46) and Aiden Markram (19 off 20) made a great recovery as they added 47 runs for the fourth wicket.

However, Wanindu Hasaranga’s hat-trick turned the table once again in the favour of Sri Lanka. But unfortunately, Lahiru Kumara couldn’t defend 15 runs off the last over as Sri Lanka lost the game by 4 wickets.

ENG vs SL: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Sharjah Cricket Stadium- ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 29

Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan (Image: Twitter)

Sharjah Cricket Stadium will play host to the 29th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Monday. The pitch is expected to be on the slower side, making it difficult for the batsmen to play their shots.

The pacers need to bowl more cutters and hit the hard lengths to fetch wickets on this surface. Besides, there will be some help for the spinners as well. Both teams should look to bowl first upon winning the toss. Anything between 140 and 150 is a par score here.

Average 1st Inns scores 144
Average 2nd Inns scores 126

The temperature here will be hot and humid. The conditions here should suggest that there is no possibility of rain. One could expect a good game of cricket. The average temperature will hover around 42-degree Celsius.