SL Playing 11: A low-confident Sri Lanka will face the No. 1 team England in the final T20I of the series here at Rose Bowl, Southampton. The visitors’ batting has been disappointing so far in this series which has cost them both the games. With lack of attacking intent, they have failed to put up a fight against this quality England bowling. In 11 head-to-head matches between these two teams, England leads 7-4. The Lankans will look to end the series on a high and take confidence into the ODIs.
There are no injury concerns for SL and all players are available. Pathum Nissanka might replace Avishka Fernando at the top given latter’s low scores this series.
Kusal Perera (C)
Niroshan Dickwella (wk)
The batting has been Sri Lanka’s weakness this series so far. They have lost wickets quickly in the powerplay and haven’t been able to score freely as well. Gunathilaka was a star in the LPL and he will be relied upon to give a good start. The onus will be on experienced batters like Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis to fire. The way Chameera and Fernando started in the last game with the new ball will give SL hope. Hasaranga was also impressive with his variations.
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 3rd T20I match on Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv. The match will be played on 26 June and will start at 7:00 pm (IST).