ENG vs SL Fantasy Prediction: England vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I – 23 June (Cardiff). Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, and Jonny Bairstow are the players to look out for in this game.
Hosts England will take on Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I match of the three-match T20I series. England would want to continue their domination with the white ball.
England lost their last T20I series in India, and they would want to bounce back. Roy, Buttler, Malan, and Bairstow make a formidable top-4, whereas Morgan and Ali will take care of the lower order. Rashid is the lead spinner of the side, whereas Woakes, Jordan, and Willey will lead the pace attack.
The Sri Lankan team has been struggling, and they would want to start fresh. Kusal Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka are their leading batsmen, whereas the form of Mendis and Avishka will also play a part. Udana and Hasaranga are their lead bowlers, whereas Chameera would want to continue his good form.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the T20I games played here is 150 runs. This pitch should assist the pacers in this game.
Total T20I Games: 6; Bat 1st Won: 2; Bat 2nd Won: 4
We can expect clouds throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
England – Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.
Sri Lanka – Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: England vs Sri Lanka First T20I Match
Date and Time: 23 June, Wednesday – 10:30 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
Where to Watch: Sony Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, and Jonny Bairstow.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, and Kusal Mendis.
Death Over Specialists
- Chris Jordan
- Isuru Udana
ENG vs SL Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Kusal Perera will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Buttler has scored 1723 T20I runs at an average of 30.23, whereas Bairstow has scored 1050 T20I runs at 29.17. Both of them are world-class players. Perera is also an aggressive top-order player, and he has scored 1293 T20I runs at an average of 28.11. All three of them bats at the top-order.
ENG vs SL Fantasy Batsmen
Jason Roy and Dawid Malan will be our batsmen from England. Roy has scored 1034 T20I runs at a strike-rate of 142.23, whereas Malan has scored 1003 T20I runs at 144.32. Both of them are T20 specialists, and they are coming on the back of the T20 Blast experience.
Danushka Gunathilaka will be our batsman from Sri Lanka. Gunathilaka has been the best batsman of Sri Lanka lately, and he was the highest run-scorer of the LPL 2020 with 476 runs at an average of 59.50.
ENG vs SL Fantasy All-Rounders
Wanindu Hasaranga will be our all-rounder from Sri Lanka. Hasaranga has scalped 24 T20I wickets at an economy of 6.77, whereas he has scored 154 runs with the bat. He is a T20 specialist bowler.
Sam Curran will be our all-rounder from England. Curran scored 94 runs in the T20 Blast at a strike-rate of 159.32, whereas he scalped six wickets in bowling. He is in brilliant form with both bat and ball.
ENG vs SL Fantasy Bowlers
From England, the duo of Chris Jordan and David Willey will make it into our team. Willey scalped seven wickets in four games of the T20 Blast, whereas he scored 57 runs with the bat. Jordan has scalped 70 T20I wickets, whereas he can contribute with the bat as well.
Dushmantha Chameera will be our bowler from Sri Lanka. Chameera has scalped 20 T20I wickets at an economy of 8.34, whereas he bowled well on the last West Indies and Bangladesh tour.
Match Prediction: England will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Jos Buttler and Sam Curran
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Jason Roy and Wanindu Hasaranga
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