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| On Jun 28, 2021 4:32 PM IST

ENG vs SL 1st ODI: Possible Playing 11 of Sri Lanka


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.

Team News:

  1. SLC has suspended Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella after they were found to be breaching the bio-secure bubble.
  2. Avishka Fernando has also been ruled out due to quadriceps injury.

SL Playing 11 (likely)

Oshada Fernando
Kusal Perera (C) (wk)
Pathum Nissanka
Dhananjaya de Silva
Charith Asalanka
Ramesh Mendis
Dasun Shanaka
Wanindu Hasaranga
Isuru Udana
Binura Fernando
Dushmantha Chameera

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.

READ: England Playing 11 for ENG vs SL 1st ODI

Sri Lanka squad for ODI series

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.

Where to Watch England vs Sri Lanka Live?

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).

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Monojit Das

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