Match Prediction

Match  Details:

Date: 23/06/2021                                                        

Time: 11.00PM                                                                                                

Venue: Spohia Gardens Carshi, Cardiff                   



Sri Lanka


This is the 1st T20 match of the tournament between England and Sri Lanka. England ready with their full squad but Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer will not be there, Jos Buttler is back, who was rested for the New-Zealand series. England played the last time T20 series against India in India which they lost by 2-3, Jos Buttler was the highest run-scorer from the England team, he has scored 172 runs in 5 innings while Mark Wood took 5 wickets in 4 innings.

Sri Lanka is recently played a 3-match ODI series with Bangladesh in which they lost 1-2. Sri Lanka is giving opportunities to young players to play and prepare them for the upcoming T20 World Cup, the likes of Pathum Nisanka and Ashen Bhandara. Kusal Parera was the top run-scorer in the Bangladesh ODI series, he smashed 164 runs in 3 innings while Dushmantha Chameera performance very well in the Bangladesh ODI series, he took 9 wickets in 3 innings and highest wicket-taker of the series.

ENG vs SL Head-to-Head


Played – 9 | England – 5 | Sri Lanka – 4 | N/R – 0

In England

Played – 4 | England – 1 | Sri Lanka – 3 | Draw – 0

 Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Sophia Gardens is a balanced one and Follow good for both batsmen and bowlers on it.

Pace bowlers will get surely help with the new ball here.

Pitch creates Little doubt about Spinner, there is little spin too but batsman can easily hit the spinner on this pitch.

Average 1st innings score: 155

Record of chasing teams: 50% of the matches have been won while batting first here in recent 5 matches.

 Squad and Playing Xi:

England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow/Sam Billings, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (C), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran/Mark Wood, Tom Curran/Mark Wood,David Willey , Sam Billings/Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson.

Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (C and WK), Kusal Mendis, Oshada Fernando/Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep , Ramesh Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ishan Jayaratne, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Asitha Fernando, Binura Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Praveen Jayawickrama, Niroshan Dickwella, Niroshan Dickwella, Shiran Fernando,

Oshada Fernando/Pathum Nissanka.

England Playing XI :

  1. Josh Buttler
  2. Jonny Bairstow
  3. Dawid Malan
  4. Eoin Morgan
  5. Jason Roy
  6. Sam Billings
  7. Sam Curran
  8. Adil Rashid
  9. Chris Woakes
  10. Chris Jordan
  11. Mark Wood

Sri Lanka Playing XI :

  1. Kusal Parera©
  2. Kusal Mendis (WK)
  3. Danushka Gunathilaka
  4. Shananjaya de Silva
  5. Dasun Shanaka
  6. Ashen Bhandara
  7. Pathum Nissanka
  8. Wanidu Hasaranga
  9. Dushmantha Chameera
  10. Lakshan Sandakan
  11. Isusu Udana

Top Picks For Dream 11 Fantasy Team

Josh Buttler : Josh Buttler will open the innings and his recent form in T20I is good too, he has 12 half centuries when he bat at 6 number.

David Malan : David Malan is the world number 1 batsmen in T20I, he has 1003 runs with 10 half centuries in 25 innings.

Mark Wood : Mark Wood is one of the best fast bowler of England team , he has scalped 23 wickets in 15 innings.

Kusal Parera : Kusal Parera was the top run scorer in the recent series against Bangladesh , he has scored 164 runs in 3 innings.


Captain- J Buttler

Vice-Captain- K Parers

Wicket Keeper-J Buttler(C), K Parera(WK) , J Bairstow

Batsmen-D Gunathilaka, K Mendis, D Malan

All-Rounder-  S Curran , W Hasaranga

Bowlers- A Rashid , D Chameera , M Wood

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