SL Playing 11: After comprehensively losing the T20 series, Sri Lanka will play England in the first ODI with an aim to get back to winning ways. The visitors have been disappointing to say the least and desperately need a win to gain some confidence. A longer format might be helpful for them as it will allow them to settle down into the game. In 75 matches played between these teams, both teams have won 36 each. Sri Lanka have a tough task on hand against the defending World champions.
Kusal Perera (C) (wk)
Dhananjaya de Silva
Kusal Perera will look to lead the team by intent at the top. If he plays his natural game, he can get SL off to a flyer. With four main batters unavailable, SL will have a relatively inexperienced batting line-up. A lot will depend upon Dhananjaya de Silva and Pathum Nissanka. The bowling will rely upon legspinner Hasaranga and Chameera who had figures of 4-17 in the last match.
Kusal Perera (c), Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya De Silva, Oshada Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Isuru Udana, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Binura Fernando, Shiran Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the England vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI match on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv. The match will be played on 29 June and will start at 3:30 pm (IST).