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Cricket Free Tips | England vs Sri Lanka, 2021: 1st ODI

England vs Sri Lanka ODI series will kick off tomorrow in Chester-le-Street with a match. This series is part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League and consists of three games.

Defending champions England currently hold the second position in the Cricket World Cup Super League standings. Eoin Morgan and his teammates are only one point behind Bangladesh’s cricket team on the points table. Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan team is in 13rd place after two series, with only eight points to its name.

The hosts will start as favourites to win the ODI series against Sri Lanka, but the islanders will be determined to give them a run for their money.

Weather

On the day of the match, the weather should be good, with an average temperature of around 18 degrees Celsius and a slight possibility of rain.

Pitch

It’s a high-scoring location. In three of the last five matches played here, the teams batting first have scored 300 points or more. Whoever wins the toss should bat first, based on the team combinations of both sides.

Playing XIs

England:
Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jason Roy, Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Sam Billings/Liam Livingstone

Sri Lanka:
Kusal Perera (c&wk), Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Isuru Udana, Binura Fernando, Akila Dananjaya/Lakshan Sandakan

 

England vs Sri Lanka – 1st ODI, Dream 11:

Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Kusal Mendis, Sam Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Adil Rashid, Dushmantha Chameera

Prediction

Match winner

  • England 

Winning the toss

  • England

Top Batsman

  • England – Joe Root
  • Sri Lanka – Danushka Gunathilaka

Top Bowler

  • England – Adil Rashid
  • Sri Lanka – Dushmantha Chameera

Most Sixes 

  • England – Adil Rashid
  • Sri Lanka – Danushka Gunathilaka

Player of the Match

  • England – Joe Root

Team Scores Batting First 

  • England – 300+
  • Sri Lanka – 280+

 

Sri Lanka was no match for England in the recent T20 series, and they may find it difficult to compete with the 2019 World Cup Winners in this series. The first ODI is expected to be won by England. 

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