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Cricket Free Tips | England vs Sri Lanka, 2021: 3rd T20I

England has taken control of the T20I series against Sri Lanka. They have won both T20Is so far in this series, demonstrating that they are superior. The Eoin Morgan-led side easily defeated Sri Lanka in the second T20I, winning by 5 wickets.

Sri Lanka, on the other side, will play the third T20I to reclaim some pride. The team had been outplayed in the first two games and would wish to finish the series on a high note.

 

Weather

Showery skies will give way to clear sunny skies in the afternoon, just in time for the game.

 

Pitch

Although the Rose Bowl pitch is supposed to favour batsmen, the bowlers should benefit from the surface as well. The pacers will face swing and seam movements in the middle overs, while the spinners will face the same. With either side attempting to chase after winning the toss, having wickets in hand will be crucial. With the pitch unlikely to vary much over the game, 150-160 should be a fair total.

 

Playing XIs

England

Eoin Morgan(C), Jonny Bairstow(wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood

Sri Lanka

Kusal Perera (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Binura Fernando, Isuru Udana, Akila Dhananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera

 

England vs Sri Lanka – 3rd T20I, Dream 11

Jason Roy(c), Jos Buttler (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Dawid Malan, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sam Curran, Wanidu Hasaranga, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Dushmantha Chameera, Chris Jordan

 

Prediction

Match winner

  • England 

Winning the toss

  • England

Top Batsman

  • England – Jason Roy
  • Sri Lanka – Avishka Fernando

Top Bowler

  • England – David Willey
  • Sri Lanka – Wanindu Hasaranga

Most Sixes 

  • England – Jonny Bairstow
  • Sri Lanka – Kusal Mendis

Player of the Match

  • England – Jason Roy

Team Scores Batting First 

  • England – 180+
  • Sri Lanka – 150+

 

Even early wickets in England’s innings were not enough to topple the global number one team on Thursday. They have demonstrated in both games that they have great international players and squad depth. To wrap out the series, we will expect another England victory. 

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