ENG vs SL Fantasy Prediction: England vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I – 26 June (Southampton). Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Sam Curran are the players to look out for in this game.
Hosts England will take on Sri Lanka in the 3rd T20I match of the three-match T20I series. England would want to complete the whitewash.
England have already won the series, whereas Sri Lanka will play for respect in this game. The English bowlers are on fire, whereas the batsmen have not been tested yet. The Sri Lankan team has been struggling in the series, and only Wanindu Hasaranga has been a consistent performer. Jos Buttler will miss this game due to an injury.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the T20I games played here is 166 runs. This pitch should assist the pacers in this game.
Total T20I Games: 8; Bat 1st Won: 4; Bat 2nd Won: 4
We can expect clouds throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
England – Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.
Sri Lanka – Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dhananjaya.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: England vs Sri Lanka Third T20I Match
Date and Time: 26 June, Saturday – 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton.
Where to Watch: Sony Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, and Eoin Morgan.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, and Kusal Mendis.
Death Over Specialists
- Chris Jordan
- Isuru Udana
ENG vs SL Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Jonny Bairstow and Kusal Perera will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Bairstow has scored 1063 T20I runs at an average of 28.73, whereas Perera has scored 1344 T20I runs at an average of 28.99. Both of them are top-order players.
[If England bats first, pick Eoin Morgan instead of Adil Rashid]
ENG vs SL Fantasy Batsmen
Jason Roy and Dawid Malan will be our batsmen from England. Roy has scored 1087 T20I runs at a strike-rate of 141.91, whereas Malan has scored 1014 T20I runs at 142.02. 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. He is not in great form, but he is a reliable player.
ENG vs SL Fantasy All-Rounders
Wanindu Hasaranga will be our all-rounder from Sri Lanka. Hasaranga has scalped 26 T20I wickets at an economy of 6.38, whereas he has scored 162 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, and he has scalped three wickets in the series so far.
ENG vs SL Fantasy Bowlers
From England, the trio of Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, and Mark Wood will make it into our team. Jordan has scalped 72 T20I wickets, whereas Rashid has scalped 59 wickets. Wood was brilliant on the last Indian tour, and he has scalped 26 T20I wickets in 17 games. All three of them are wicket-takers.
Dushmantha Chameera will be our bowler from Sri Lanka. Chameera has scalped 22 T20I wickets at an economy of 8.26, 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:-
Jason Roy and Sam Curran
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Jonny Bairstow and Wanindu Hasaranga
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