SL vs ENG Fantasy Prediction: Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test – 22 January (Galle). The English side would aim for 60 big points in the World Test Championship.
Hosts Sri Lanka will take on England in the 2nd test match of the two matches series. The English side would want to seal the series and take 60 World Test Championship points.
Sri Lanka lost the first game of the series, and they would want to avoid the series loss. Dimuth Karunaratne has been ruled out due to an injury, whereas Kusal Mendis is dropped. Kusal Perera is batting well, whereas Mathews & Chandimal need to step up. The spinners of the side will play a huge role in this game.
England performed brilliantly in the last game, whereas they need to win this game too. Jake Leach and Dom Bess were brilliant in the last game, whereas Joe Root batted exceptionally. However, the team is set to make three changes in the team. Broad, Curran, and Wood are set to miss the game, whereas Anderson, Woakes, and Stone will take their place.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 154 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track. Spinners will enjoy bowling on this track.
We can expect dark clouds in the game throughout.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Sri Lanka – Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Roshen Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal.
England – Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Olly Stone, Dominic Bess, Jake Leach, James Anderson.
Two Match Test Series
Match: Sri Lanka vs England Second Test Match
Date and Time: 22 January, Friday – 10:00 am IST
Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle
Where to Watch: Live on Sony Sports Network
Top 4 Batting Order
- Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Roshen Silva, and Dinesh Chandimal.
- Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Jonny Bairstow, and Joe Root.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Lasith Embuldeniya and Dilruwan Perera
- Jake Leach and Dom Bess.
SL vs ENG Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Kusal Perera will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Perera has settled himself well in the test cricket. He scored 141 runs in two games on the last Proteas tour, whereas he scored a half-century in the last game as well.
SL vs ENG Fantasy Batsmen
Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, and Daniel Lawrence will be our batsmen from England. Root has scored 8052 test runs at an average of 48.51, whereas he scored a wonderful double-century in the last game. Lawrence has scored almost 4000 runs in first-class cricket, whereas he batted beautifully in his debut game. Bairstow has scored 4112 runs at an average of 35.15. Daniel Lawrence and Joe Root are expected to bowl a fair bit of overs as well.
Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal will be our batsmen from Sri Lanka. Mathews has scored 1342 runs on this ground, whereas his average has been 47.93. Chandimal has scored 769 runs in Galle, whereas his average has been 51.27. Both of them love batting on this track of Galle.
SL vs ENG Fantasy All-Rounders
Wanindu Hasaranga will be our all-rounder from Sri Lanka. Hasaranga scalped four wickets in South Africa, whereas his batting average was 30.50. He is a wicket-taking spinner and will be handy on this wicket.
[You can also pick Chris Woakes instead of Hasaranga]
SL vs ENG Fantasy Bowlers
From England, Jack Leach and Dominic Bess will make it into our team. Bess scalped eight wickets in the last game, whereas Leach scalped six. Both of them have decent records in County Cricket, and this pitch supports them.
Dilruwan Perera and Lasith Embuldeniya will be our bowlers from Sri Lanka. Perera has scalped 56 wickets on this very ground, whereas he scalped four wickets in the previous game. Embuldeniya bowls very long spells, whereas he scalped five wickets in the last game. Both of them are wicket-taking spinners.
Match Prediction: England are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Joe Root and Dominic Bess
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Jack Leach and Dilruwan Perera
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