After a tough time in South Africa, the Sri Lankan lions will now be back in their den to take on the famous Three Lions. Sri Lanka lost both of their Tests against South Africa. In the 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship rankings, they are currently ranked in 7th position.
After August, England will be wearing the Whites, where they played three Tests against Pakistan. They won one of those matches, while they drew the other two. Although the Test Championship standings will mean a victory for England, they have a long list of essential absentees. This game can also be much more exciting than what could be indicated by the tables and form-books.
This is where a toss goes for excitement. While the first day of the test is all set to be sunny, the next 4 days have a 70-90% chance of precipitation. It is also questionable that we will be able to see 5 full days of riveting cricket.
As is the case with most Sri Lanka pitches, the spin will play a crucial role with either side pondering a spin-heavy attack ahead of this fixture. Early on, while there will be some swing on offer, the spinners can get the ball to turn the surface off, holding the batsmen in check.
Although it could go either way, the batsmen could benefit from taking a careful approach against the spinners. On Day 4 or Day 5, neither side would be too keen on batting, which may force their hand to bat first upon winning the toss.
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suranga Lakmal, Dasun Shanaka, Dilruwan Perera, Vishwa Fernando
Joe Root (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Zac Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Dom Sibley, Dom Bess, Daniel Lawrence, James Anderson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach
Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test Dream 11:
Jos Buttler (c&wk), Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Joe Root, Zak Crawley, Dilruwan Perera, Sam Curran, Vishwa Fernando, Dom Bess, James Anderson
Their batting lacks consistency when you look at England, as many of their batsmen are inexperienced in these circumstances. Sri Lanka has three good spinners that we believe will cause the English batsmen a lot of trouble. In this game, my favourite is Sri Lanka. Let’s bet at baji.live now to win big!