England v Sri Lanka -3rd ODI match prediction
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The second ODI between England and Sri Lanka will be played at the Kia Oval on Thursday, July 01. England won the first game and are 1-0 up in the series. Sri Lankans have the tough task of winning the second game to stay alive in the series. If they lose the second game they would lose the series. Sri Lanka lost the T20I series 3-0 before playing the ODI series. 

England, despite the absence of a few key players, put together a match-winning performance. Joe Root and Chris Woakes were the stars of the first game. While Root scored an unbeaten 79 with the bat, Woakes took four wickets for just 18 runs from his spell. England are already missing Jos Buttler who has been ruled out of the series with an injury. Jason Roy who missed the third T20I due to a hamstring injury did not play the first game and is still recovering.

Heading into this ODI series, England lost to India, while Sri Lanka lost to Bangladesh. This series is a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. England are Sri Lanka are sitting polar opposites in the points table at the moment. The three Lions top the table with five wins, while Sri Lanka are languishing at the bottom with just one win. 

England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: Match Prediction

England vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd ODI: Match Prediction
Joe Root. (Credits: Twitter)

England and Sri Lanka have played 76 ODIs ever since their first meeting in 1982. England have won 37 games with the recent one coming in the first ODI. SL have won 36. England’s win in the first ODI was their 37th.

  • Total Matches Played- 76
  • England Won- 37
  • Sri Lanka Won- 36 
  • Tie- 3
  • England Win%- 48.68
  • SL Win%- 48
  • Average First Innings Score- 249
  • Average Second Innings Score- 189

England

Jos Buttler
(Photo by Geoff Caddick / AFP)

Who Will Score Most Runs– Jonny Bairstow/Joe Root

Who Will Take Most Wickets- Chris Woakes/Adil Rashid

Sri Lanka

England vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd ODI: Match Prediction
Kusal Perera. (Credits: Twitter)

Who Will Score Most Runs– Kusal Perera/ Dasun Shanaka

Who Will Take Most Wickets- Dushmanta Chameera/ Akila Dananjaya

Who Will Win The Match: Match Prediction

Though the contest is pretty even based on head to head but on current form England are a much better team than Sri Lanka. The Three Lions to win the match and the series.

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Anshuman Roy

A Cricket And Sports Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.