SL vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Predictions: The 1st Test of 2-match Test series between Sri Lanka and England will be played at the Galle International Stadium in Galle on Thursday, January 14.
Heading into the series, both the sides have their own issues. While Sri Lanka was plagued by injuries and was thrashed 0-2 in South Africa. England, on the other hand, has suffered a big blow with all-rounder Moeen Ali testing positive for the coronavirus and being ruled out for the first Test.
But it was what it was. Now both the teams would be aiming for a victory in the first Test to dominate the series.
This is the perfect event for the fantasy sports enthusiast to switch on. So here are the match details, pitch report, weather forecast, head to head, top picks, probable playing 11 and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the first Test of the England Tour of Sir Lanka between on January 14.
SL vs ENG 1st Test Match Details
- Match: Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test
- Time: 10:00 AM (IST)
- Date: 14 January 2021
- Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle
SL vs ENG 1st Test Weather & Pitch Report
It will be sunny on the first day of the play. However, for the remaining four days, there are 70-90% chances of precipitation. Hence, it is unlikely that we will get to see full 5 days play.
The Pitch at Galle has historically favoured the batsmen in the first couple of days. Talking about the bowling, the spinners are expected to have an upper hand in the game.
Average First Inning Score
The average first inning score at this venue is 394.
Record of Chasing Team
- Won – 1
- Lost – 4
- Tied – 0
Sri Lanka & England Dream11 Probable Playing 11
Sri Lanka Probable Playing 11
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera (wk), Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Dilruwan Perera, Dasun Shanaka.
England Probable Playing 11
Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Dominic Bess, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
SL vs ENG Top Three Picks For Your Fantasy Team
1. Jos Buttler: He is an experienced Test batsman. He has always marked his presence in the limited-overs format and the longest format of the game. In the last series against Pakistan, he scored 265 runs at an average of nearly 90.
2. Wanindu Hasaranga: He had a brilliant time in South Africa. In the 2 Tests, Hasaranga scored 122 runs and also picked up 4 wickets. He can provide you with good points if picked in your fantasy team.
3. Sam Curran: He is a young talent, filled with experience. He has picked up 41 wickets in just 19 games and has accumulated more than 700 runs.
SL vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Team
- Wicket-Keeper: Kusal Perera, Jos Buttler
- Batsmen: Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow
- All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Sam Curran
- Bowlers: Vishwa Fernando, James Anderson, Stuart Broad
- Captain: Joe Root
- Vice Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga
Sri Lanka & England Squads
Sri Lanka Squad
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Lasith Embuldeniya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dasun Shanaka, Santhush Gunathilake, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka.
Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dom Sibley, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, James Bracey, Mason Crane, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, Ollie Robinson, Amar Virdi.
SL vs ENG 1st Test Broadcasting & Streaming Details:
- Live Streaming: Sony Liv
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.