ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction: The 1st T20I of the Sri Lanka Tour of England 2021 will be played between England and Sri Lanka at the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
- 1. ENG vs SL Match Preview
- 2. ENG vs SL Match Details
- 3. ENG vs SL Weather & Pitch Report
- 4. Average First Innings Score
- 5. Record of Chasing Team
- 6. England & Sri Lanka Last 5 Matches
- 7. ENG vs SL Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
- 8. England & Sri Lanka Squads
- 9. ENG vs SL Predicted Playing XI
- 10. ENG vs SL Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- 11. ENG vs SL Probable Winner
ENG vs SL Match Preview
England will take on Sri Lanka in the 1st of the 3-match T20I series, starting from 23rd June. The match will be taking place at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.
The Eoin-Morgan-led Three Lions, being ICC’s no.1 ranked T20I team and playing in home conditions is expected to start as the favourites. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has always faced disastrous situations in T20Is and are languishing at the 8th position.
England’s last T20I series against India saw them lose the series by 3-2. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka lost their last 4 T20Is series and have had a really tough time.
With either side looking to kickstart their preparations for the T20 World Cup with a win, we should be in for an absolute cracker at Sophia Gardens.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st T20I of the Sri Lanka Tour of England 2021 between England and Sri Lanka on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
ENG vs SL Match Details
- Match: England vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I
- Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
- Time: 11:00 PM (IST) & 6:30 PM (Local)
- Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
ENG vs SL Weather & Pitch Report
The weather at Cardiff is ideal for the match as there are no high chances of rain and we can expect a complete 40 overs without interruption. The temperature is expected to hover around 17 to 19 degree Celsius with 55 per cent humidity and wind blowing at 16 Km/hr.
The pitch at Sophia Gardens is a high scoring one with there being help on offer for the bowlers as well. The batsmen will look to attack from ball one, with there being little movement available with the new ball. The highest score at this venue is being 182 by England against Australia in 2015. Both teams will be looking to chase upon winning the toss, with 170 being a good total at this venue.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 155 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- No Result/Abandoned: 0
England & Sri Lanka Last 5 Matches
ENG vs SL Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (T20I Carrer)|
|Dawid Malan||1003 Runs & 1 Wicket|
|Jos Buttler||1723 Runs|
|Danushka Gunathilaka||542 Runs & 6 Wickets|
|Eoin Morgan||2311 Runs|
|Sam Curran||66 Runs & 11 Wickets|
England & Sri Lanka Squads
Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler, David Willey, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Adil Rashid, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Jason Roy.
Sri Lanka Squad
Kusal Perera (C), Danushka Gunathilaka, Ramesh Mendis, Ishan Jayaratne, Dasun Shanaka, Dushmantha Chameera, Asitha Fernando, Isuru Udana, Oshada Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shiran Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Binura Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Akila Dananjaya.
ENG vs SL Predicted Playing XI
Dream11 probable playing XI prediction for 1st T20I of Sri Lanka Tour of England 2021 between England and Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
England Playing XI
Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes / David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow / Liam Livingstone.
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Kusal Perera (C & WK), Dhananjaya De Sliva, Akila Dananjaya, Oshada Fernando / Avishka Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep / Lakshan Sandakan, Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga.
ENG vs SL Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler, Kusal Perera
- Batsmen: Eoin Morgan, Danushka Gunathilaka, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan
- All-Rounders: Sam Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga
- Bowlers: Akila Dananjaya, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood
- Captain: Jason Roy
- Vice-Captain: Dawid Malan
Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler, Kusal Perera, Jonny Bairstow
- Batsmen: Danushka Gunathilaka, Dawid Malan, Pathum Nissanka
- All-Rounders: Sam Curran, Moeen Ali
- Bowlers: Chris Woakes, Dushmantha Chameera, Chris Jordan
- Captain: Jonny Bairstow
- Vice-Captain: Danushka Gunathilaka
ENG vs SL Probable Winner
England is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.