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Cricket Free Tips | England vs Sri Lanka, 2021: 1st T20I

The first of a three-match T20I series between England and Sri Lanka will begin on June 23. England’s most recent T20I series was against India, which they lost 3-2. However, they are an entirely different team on home soil, and they will start as favourites in this match.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has lost their previous four T20I series and will find it extremely difficult to defeat England. Kusal Perera will lead the Lankan Lions on this tour. They’ve only won one of their last five head-to-head meetings with England, so it’ll be intriguing to see how they do in this encounter.



The weather in Cardiff will be cloudy but not rainy, with a high of 18 degrees.



Even though the bowlers will be assisted, a relatively high-scoring game is expected at Sophia Gardens. With minimal movement available with the new ball, the batsmen will attempt to attack from the first ball. However, as the game progresses, the pitch should slow down, allowing the spinners to come into action. After winning the toss, both teams will ideally try to chase, with 170 being a reasonable total at this stadium.


Playing XIs


Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings/Liam Livingstone

Sri Lanka

Kusal Perera (c&wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dhananjaya, Asitha Fernando


England vs Sri Lanka – 1st T20I, Dream 11

Jason Roy (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Danushka Gunathilaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Akila Dananjaya, Chris Woakes



Match winner

  • England 

Winning the toss

  • England

Top Batsman

  • England – Dawid Malan
  • Sri Lanka – Danushka Gunathilaka

Top Bowler

  • England – Chris Jordan
  • Sri Lanka – Akila Dananjaya

Most Sixes 

  • England – Dawid Malan
  • Sri Lanka – Danushka Gunathilaka

Player of the Match

  • England – Dawid Malan

Team Scores Batting First 

  • England – 180+
  • Sri Lanka – 170+


Sri Lanka may find the pitch conditions in Cardiff to be familiar, but this England team will have no trouble playing on a spinning wicket. We expect England to play aggressively in this match and take a 1-0 lead in the series. So let’s enjoy the excitement of cricket with now!

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