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England vs Sri Lanka, ICCWCT20 2021, Today Match Prediction

Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Toss Winner - Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first

England beat Sri Lanka by 26 runs

Inconsistent Sri Lanak face stern Test against formidable England

  • Sri Lanka lost their previous match against South Africa played at Sharjah
  • England registered a comprehensive win over Australia played at Dubai
  • Chris Jordan, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes put in excellent performances for England in the previous match.

Expect England to cruise to a comfortable win over Sri Lanka.

Tournament: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates | Toss: To Bowl

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Name
ENG
RSA
AUS
SL
WI
BAN
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
3
3
0
0
0
6
3.948
3
2
1
0
0
4
0.21
3
2
1
0
0
4
-0.627
3
1
2
0
0
2
-0.35
3
1
2
0
0
2
-1.598
3
0
3
0
0
0
-1.069

Sri Lanka will be looking to break their winless streak when they take on England in the 28th match of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday.

In the previous match, Sri Lanka suffered a close defeat at the hands of England. With this result, Sri Lanka are officially out of the playoff race. Captain Dasun Shanaka will be hoping that the side can deliver a strong show against England.

On the other hand, England put in excellent performance against Australia to extend their lead at the top in the Group 1. Captain Eoin Morgan will be hoping that the side can put on a decent show with bat and ball.

England Preview

The team management might make one change to their playing XI as Mark Wood could come in place of Tymal Mills for this game.In the batting department, the onus will be on the in-form opening pair of Jason Roy and Jos Buttler to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Jos Buttler produced a scintillating batting for England and finished the innings with the top-score of 72 not out off just 32 balls with the help of five fours and five sixes.

In the previous match, Jason Roy scored 22 runs off 20 balls with the help of one four and one six, whereas Jonny Bairstow chipped in with 16 runs off 11 balls with the help of two boundaries.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the previous encounter, Chris Jordan was the standout bowler on display for England and claimed 3 for 17 in his four overs. Besides Jordan, Chris Woakes and Tymal Mills claimed two wickets apiece.

England Predicted Playing XI:

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills

England Key Players From Previous Game Of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Buttler
71
32
5
5
221.88
J Roy
22
20
1
1
110
J Bairstow
16
11
0
2
145.45
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
C Jordan
4.0
0
17
3
4.25
C Woakes
4.0
0
23
2
5.75
T Mills
4.0
0
45
2
11.25

England Actual Playing XI:

Chris Jordan, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Jason Roy, AU Rashid, Tymal Mills, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, CR Woakes, Dawid Malan

Sri Lanka Preview

The side will be looking to make one or two changes to their playing XI against England.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka and Avishka Fernando to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous match, Pathum Nissanka played exceedingly well and scored 72 off 58 balls with the help of six boundaries and three sixes. Besides Nissanka, Charith Asalanka scored 21 runs off 14 balls with the help of two fours and one six.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Chamika Karunratne, Mahesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara and Dushmantha Chameera to deliver timely breakthroughs.

In the previous game, Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga continued his excellent form and finished with figures of 3 for 20 in his four overs. Besides Hasaranga, Chameera put in excellent effort with the new-ball and pick two wickets in the initial Powerplay overs.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara.

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game Of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
P Nissanka
72
58
6
3
124.14
C Asalanka
21
14
2
1
150
D Shanaka
11
12
2
0
91.67
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
W Hasaranga
4.0
0
20
3
5
D Chameera
4.0
0
27
2
6.75
M Theekshana
4.0
0
31
0
7.75

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Maheesh Theekshana, Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanidu Hasaranga, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
27
0 mm.
1.55 k/h
From: N
0%
03h
27
0 mm.
0.69 k/h
From: SE
0%
06h
29
0 mm.
2.94 k/h
From: SW
0%
09h
31
0 mm.
5.07 k/h
From: W
0%
12h
31
0 mm.
5.36 k/h
From: WNW
0%
15h
29
0 mm.
3.84 k/h
From: WNW
0%
18h
28
0 mm.
3.07 k/h
From: WNW
0%
21h
28
0 mm.
1.55 k/h
From: NW
0%

Weather Conditions

With Monday forecast being clear skies with no rain, the wicket will offers something for the bowlers. All the matches played at this venue have been won by side bating second.

Venue Details

Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai is going to host the 28th match of 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup between Sri Lanka and England.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be keen to win the all-important toss, bowl first on this surface. Average first innings score at Dubai in this T20 World Cup has been around 145 to 150 runs.

Based on current form, England will be outright favorites to win their game against Sri Lanka. With the bowlers delivering clinical performances in the first three matches, the team management will be hoping for the same in this fixture.

Expect England to cruise to a comfortable win over Sri Lanka.

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