ENG vs SL Prediction: There were one-sided affairs in the T20 World Cup yesterday. Afghanistan blew away Namibia by 62 runs in the day game. They have a real chance of qualifying now if they beat New Zealand in the final fixture. New Zealand made short work of India in the second game. The Men in Blue couldn’t get going with the bat and posted a paltry 110. The Kiwis got across the line in just 14 overs to leave India’s hopes of qualifying hanging by a thread.
England and Sri Lanka go head to head tonight in Sharjah. England look like favorites for the trophy along with Pakistan. They have won all their three games convincingly. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have lost two games narrowly and are expected to give a good fight to Eoin Morgan and Co.
ENG vs SL Cricket Betting Tips
England vs Sri Lanka
Match 29, T20 World Cup
1 November 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split into four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
ENG vs SL Head to Head: England have dominated this fixture with 8 wins compared to Sri Lanka’s 4 wins.
ENG – 60%
SL – 40%
England have been going strong and firing in every department. They have shown great depth without the likes of Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes. Sri Lanka has played well but none of their batters are playing the long innings. We expect England to complete a routine victory today.
Bet365: ENG: 1.20; SL: 4.50
Dawid Malan is one of the best and most consistent batsmen in the world. He has 1159 runs in 32 innings including 11 fifties and a hundred.
Adil Rashid is always amongst the wickets regardless of the format and conditions. He has 72 wickets in 62 innings at an economy of 7.4.
Charita Asalanka has been a great find for Sri Lanka. He is not afraid to play his shots and takes little time to settle down. He has 211 runs in 8 innings at a strike rate of 125.
ENG Playing XI
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (WK), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (C), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills.
SL Playing XI
Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga,Lahiru Kumara.
Sharjah’s wicket is slow and low. The pacers will have to rely on their variations while the spinners will have plenty of help. On this ground, 150-160 should be a winning total. As chasing has proved easier, the team that wins the toss may choose to bat second. The chasing team has won all but one of the games so far.
If ENG bats first: 150-160
If SL bats first: 140-150
The temperatures in the morning hours at Sharjah have dropped a few notches to 24 degrees Celsius. However, with the sun shining brightly, the maximum temperature will reach 33 degrees by mid-day. As the match begins the temperature will be the same and will reduce to 30 degrees by the end. Humidity will be in the seventies. It will feel like 35-36 degrees as the winds will be light.
WICKET-KEEPERS: J Buttler
BATSMEN: J Roy, D Malan, C Asalanka, P Nissanka
ALL-ROUNDERS: M Ali, W Hasaranga
BOWLERS: A Rashid, C Woakes, C Jordan, M Theekshana
Captain choices: J Buttler/ A Rashid
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