Angelo Mathews will be my all rounder for this game. His all round abilities have helped Sri Lanka massively in being competitive in this tournament and he should be a big contributor with both these skills in the T20 as well. Get him in!
Suranga Lakmal and Liam Plunkett have carried their respective bowling departments in the ODI series. Lakmal has been brilliant upfront, choking the English batsmen to the best of his abilities and has picked up a bunch of wickets as well. He is the best Sri Lankan bowler at the moment and thus you should get him in!
Liam Plunkett came into the side instead of the injured Steven Finn and how well has he replaced him. He has been the leading wickettaker in this series, troubling the batsmen with his raw pace and bounce.
Chris Jordan has mastered the ‘toe crushers’ and should be leading the death bowling of his side. He is sure to bowl at least two overs at the death which gives him a lot of opportunity to get a lot of cheap wickets.
David Wiley is my flexible player for this game but only if the conditions are conducive for swing bowling. So, do wait for the pitch and ‘conditions’ report before bringing in.
If the conditions are not conducive for swing bowling, Seekuge Prasanna seems a better option as he could be used in the pinch hitters role and could also bamboozle the English batsmen with his wily leg spinners!
Happy team picking!
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