ENG vs SL Fantasy Prediction: England vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI – 29 June (Chester-le-Street). Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Dushmantha Chameera, and Sam Curran are the players to look out for in this game.
Hosts England will take on Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI match of the three-match ODI series. England would want to continue their domination.
England would want to repeat the T20I series success, whereas Sri Lanka needs to step up. Joe Root will be back in the English side, whereas Roy and Bairstow will support him at the top. Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood make a brilliant bowling quartet. For Sri Lanka, Dushmantha Chameera and Hasaranga are brilliant bowlers, whereas the batting is in desperate need to improve. Kusal Mendis, Dnaushka Gunathilaka, and Niroshan Dickwella will miss the series due to a bio-bubble breach.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the ODI games played here is 246 runs. This pitch should assist the pacers in this game.
Total ODI Games: 17; Bat 1st Won: 7; Bat 2nd Won: 10
We can expect clouds throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
England – Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid.
Sri Lanka – Kusal Perera, Pathum Nisanka, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan.
Three Match ODI Series
Match: England vs Sri Lanka First ODI Match
Date and Time: 29 June, Tuesday – 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.
Where to Watch: Sony Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, and Eoin Morgan.
Kusal Perera, Pathum Nisanka, Oshada Fernando, and Dhananjaya de Silva.
Death Over Specialists
- Mark Wood
- Isuru Udana
ENG vs SL Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Jonny Bairstow and Kusal Perera will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Bairstow scored 219 runs at an average of 73.00 in the Indian ODI series, whereas Perera has scored 2989 ODI runs at an average of 31.46. Both of them are top-order players.
[If England bats first, pick Eoin Morgan instead of Chris Woakes]
ENG vs SL Fantasy Batsmen
Joe Root and Jason Roy will be our batsmen from England. Roy scored 115 runs at an average of 38.33 in the Indian ODI series, whereas Root has scored 5962 ODI runs at 50.10. Both of them are excellent white-ball players.
Dasun Shanaka will be our batsman from Sri Lanka. Shanaka has scored 515 ODI runs at an average of 24.52, whereas he has scalped ten wickets in bowling. He is a decent all-rounder.
ENG vs SL Fantasy All-Rounders
Wanindu Hasaranga will be our all-rounder from Sri Lanka. Hasaranga has scalped 21 ODI wickets at an economy of 5.08, whereas he has scored 418 runs with the bat. He is a wicket-taking bowler.
Sam Curran and Chris Woakes will be our all-rounders from England. Woakes has scalped 149 ODI wickets at an economy of 5.54, whereas he has scored 1315 runs with the bat. Curran has not played many ODI games, but he has been excellent with the white-ball. Both of them are brilliant all-rounders.
[You can take Adil Rashid instead of Sam Curran or Woakes]
ENG vs SL Fantasy Bowlers
From England, the duo of Mark Wood and David Willey will make it into our team. Woakes has scalped 69 ODI wickets, whereas Willey has scalped 60 wickets. Both of them are wicket-takers, and they bowled well in the T20I series.
Dushmantha Chameera will be our bowler from Sri Lanka. Chameera has scalped 30 ODI wickets at an economy of 5.12, whereas he scalped six wickets in the T20I series. He has been the best pacer of Sri Lanka in recent times.
Match Prediction: England will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Jason Roy and Sam Curran
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