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Cricket Free Tips | England vs Sri Lanka, 2021: 3rd ODI

The 3rd One-Day International between England and Sri Lanka will be played at the County Ground in Bristol. England has already secured a series victory with two full performances with both the bat and the ball. While Chris Woakes led the way in the first ODI, Sam Curran hit a five-wicket haul in the second to completely demolish Sri Lanka’s batting line-up. After beating the Lankans 3-0 in the T20I series, England will be eager for a clean sweep in the ODI format as well, with a formidable batting unit to fall back on.

Sri Lanka has struggled with the bat in the ongoing One-Day International series. Apart from Wanindu Hasaranga, none of Sri Lanka’s batsmen has put in any effort, and their top-order has failed to score runs on both occasions. The visitors’ bowling arsenal has performed only marginally better than their batting line, with Dushmantha Chameera standing out.



The third ODI is expected to be ruined by rain, with showers expected throughout the day. The average temp is roughly 17 degrees Celsius.



At the County Ground in Bristol, a high-scoring game awaits, with some assistance for the bowlers. The pacers should like the conditions early on, but the pitch may slow down as the match goes. Some turn off the surface, resulting in an intense battle between the bat and the ball in the middle overs. After winning the toss, both teams will attempt to bat first, with 260 being a reasonable total at the venue.


Playing XIs


Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran

Sri Lanka

Kusal Perera (c&wk), Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Asitha Fernando


England vs Sri Lanka – 3rd ODI, Dream 11:

Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Moeen Ali, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Tom Curran, Binura Fernando



Match winner

  • England 

Winning the toss

  • England

Top Batsman

  • England – Joe Root
  • Sri Lanka – Dhananjaya de Silva

Top Bowler

  • England – David Willey
  • Sri Lanka – Dushmantha Chameera

Most Sixes 

  • England – Jonny Bairstow
  • Sri Lanka – Wanindu Hasaranga

Player of the Match

  • England – Jonny Bairstow

Team Scores Batting First 

  • England – 340+
  • Sri Lanka – 280+


In the second ODI, Sri Lanka showed indications of improvement with the bat, scoring 241-9. We expect another improved performance from Sri Lanka as they become more accustomed to English circumstances, but we will expect an England victory. Let’s enjoy the excitement of cricket with Baji!


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