The Kia Oval in London will host the second One-Day International between England and Sri Lanka. England went all over Sri Lanka in the first ODI, winning handily by 5 wickets thanks to some superb fielding and bowling efforts. They took a 1-0 lead in the series with this victory, with two games remaining.
Meanwhile, nobody was going to save the visitors except skipper Kusal Perera and all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga. As a result, Sri Lanka was bowled out for just 185 runs in the first ODI, losing their fourth match on tour. They’ll now try to prevent yet another humiliating series defeat.
It should be a wonderful day for a cricket match in London. On a partly cloudy day, the temperature should be around 22 degrees Celsius. There’s a slight risk that rain will interrupt your plans.
Although a high-scoring game is expected, the bowlers should receive some assistance. The pacers will generate some movement off the pitch, while the batsmen will have to wait in the middle. As the game progresses, the spinners may be called upon to provide some turn. Wickets in hand will be crucial in the last ten overs. After winning the toss, both teams will try to chase, with 270 being the average at the site.
Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Kusal Perera (c&wk), Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama
England vs Sri Lanka – 2nd ODI, Dream 11:
Jonny Bairstow (c&wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Dasun Shanaka, Chris Woakes, Wanindu Hasaranga, Moeen Ali, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, David Willey
Winning the toss
- England – Joe Root
- Sri Lanka – Kusal Perera
- England – Adil Rashid
- Sri Lanka – Dushmantha Chameera
- England – Jonny Bairstow
- Sri Lanka – Wanindu Hasaranga
Player of the Match
- England – Joe Root
Team Scores Batting First
- England – 340+
- Sri Lanka – 280+
In the first ODI, Sri Lanka had their moments but was outplayed by Eoin Morgan’s team despite excellent batting from Perera and Hasaranga. It isn’t easy to presume any other outcome in this game than another huge England victory. Let’s enjoy the excitement of cricket with Baji now!