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| On Jul 4, 2021 12:03 PM IST

England vs Sri Lanka Dream11: Top 5 Fantasy Cricket Picks for 3rd ODI


England vs Sri Lanka Dream11: England will be locking horns with Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI of the three-match ODI series. The World Champions England have yet again imposed their authority on the Lankans by claiming the series 2-0 in comprehensive manner, and will be eying a whitewash as well. As for Sri Lanka, it has been a tour to forget, as they also lost 3-0 in the T20I Series prior to this. The visitors will be desperate to end the campaign on a positive note, and it won’t be an easy task by any means. That being said, here are a few key players who can have a major say in the game.

England vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Fantasy Picks

  1. Joe Root

Joe Root has been one of the standout figures with the bat for England in the ongoing series. The star batsman remained unbeaten in both games, while, scoring knocks of 79 as well as 68. With the Sri Lankan bowlers struggling to get Root back into the hut in both ODIs, we can expect him to continue with his good run of form.

Joe Root in ODIs

Runs: 6109
Avg: 51.3
50s: 35
100s: 16

2. Dhannjaya de Silva

Dhananjaya de Silva displayed great mental fortitude in the 2nd ODI versus England. At one stage, Sri Lanka were toiling at 21/4, but a well compiled knock of 91 from de Silva got his side to a respectable first innings total of 241 by the end of 50 overs.

Dhananjaya de Silva in ODIs

Runs: 1060
Avg: 27.9
50s: 7

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3. David Willey

David Willey has bothered the Sri Lankan batsman quite significantly, and is the leading wicket taker of the ongoing series. Willey has scalped seven wickets from the two games, which includes spells of 3/44 in the first ODI, followed up by 4/64 in the second ODI.  Although, Willey has featured in 51 ODIs for England, his knack of picking up wickets turns him into an absolute asset for the long run.

David Willey in ODIs

Wickets: 67
4 Wicket-Hauls: 3
5 Wicket Hauls: 1


4. Wanindu Hasaranga

Although Sri Lanka as a unit has lacked character in the ongoing series, it’s Wanindu Hasaranga who has displayed some resilience at the middle order. Hasaranga scored a knock of 54 in the first ODI, which was followed up by a 26 in the second game. The 23-year-old can also contribute with the ball in hand and will be keen on putting in a shift in the final ODI.

Wanindu Hasaranga in ODIs

Runs: 498
Avg: 29.3
50S: 3
Wickets: 22

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5. Jonny Bairstow

Regarded as one of the most lethal opening batsman in the limited over format, it absolutely necessary to have Jonny Bairstow in the Fantasy Team. Bairstow got good starts in both ODIs through knocks of 43 and 29 respectively, and also has the capability of going big in the third and final match of the series. Bairstow averages close to 50, and bats with a strike rate of over a 100, which the Sri Lankan bowlers are aware of.

Jonny Bairstow in ODIs

Runs: 4197
Avg: 47.9
S.R: 105
50s: 14
100s: 11

Additional Options: Kusal Perera, Dushmanta Chameera, Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy and Sam Curran

Where to Watch ENG vs SA Live?

The 3rd and final ODI between England and Sri Lanka can be watched live on the Sony Sports Network.

Walli Siddiqui

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