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| On Jun 28, 2021 2:52 PM IST

ENG vs SL 1st ODI: Possible Playing 11 of England

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ENG Playing 11: After a one-sided T20I series, England will face Sri Lanka in the first match of ODI series here at Chester-le-Street in Durham. The hosts are in superb white-ball form at the moment and look very strong on paper. Led by Eoin Morgan, they have one of the best strategic captains in the world. His impact on this team has been huge. In overall head-to-head record, both teams have 36 wins apiece in a total of 75 matches. England are No. 4 in the ODI Rankings while Sri Lanka are at No. 9.

Team News

  1. Jos Buttler’s calf injury means Dawid Malan gets his chance in ODIs.
  2. Joe Root also returns to the ODI set-up after a long time and is likely to feature at No. 3.
  3. Dawid Malan is likely to play in this match given Jason Roy’s tight hamstring.

ENG Playing 11 (likely)

Dawid Malan
Jonny Bairstow
Joe Root
Eoin Morgan (C)
Sam Billings
Liam Livingstone
Sam Curran
Chris Woakes
David Willey
Adil Rashid
Mark Wood

Despite missing Roy, England have a decent replacement in form of Dawid Malan at the top. Joe Root has been providing a steady ship at No. 3 and it will be interesting to see how he performs on his return to white-ball cricket. The presence of all-rounders lower down the order makes their batting deep and gives them plenty of options in bowling too. Adil Rashid has been an underrated bowler but he has been superb for England in the middle overs.

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England squad for ODI series

Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Sam Billings, Dawid Malan, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.


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).

READ: Sri Lanka Playing XI, Team News