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| On Jun 29, 2021 10:15 AM IST

ENG vs SL Dream11 Team: Top 5 Fantasy Cricket Picks for England vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI


ENG vs SL Dream11: England are all set to take on Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series starting with the 1st ODI on 29 June at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Hosts England registered an amazing 3-0 series whitewash during the recent three T20I matches and will be looking to maintain the winning momentum. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be eyeing to put up an improved performance in the ODIs.

England vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Fantasy Picks

1. Jonny Bairstow

England’s opener Jonny Bairstow who will also be taking care of the wicket-keeping duties due to Jos Buttler’s injury, has been in a tremendous form in 50-overs cricket. Bairstow was the Player of the Series in England’s last ODI assignment against India. The right-hander hammered a total of 219 runs in 3 matches at an average of 79. Overall, in 86 ODIs, Bairstow has scored 3426 runs at an average of 48.25 that includes 14 fifties and 11 hundreds.

Jonny Bairstow (Last 3 ODIs)
Runs: 219
Avg: 79
50: 1
100: 1

2. Joe Root

Joe Root is all set to make his ODI return as he was not part of the England limited-overs side that toured India recently. Root is undoubtedly rated as one of England’s finest batsmen in 50-overs cricket. In 149 ODIs, he has composed a fabulous tally of 5962 runs at an impressive average of 50.1. Root has scored 33 half-centuries and 16 hundreds. The right-hander will certainly be a key player for England in this match as he forms the backbone of this rather explosive batting line-up.

Joe Root in ODIs
Matches: 149
Runs: 5962
Avg: 50.1
50: 33
100: 16

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3. Kusal Perera

Sri Lanka captain Kusal Perera will surely want to lead his team from the front during these three ODI matches. He scored a brilliant match-winning knock of 120 runs during Sri Lanka’s last ODI match against Bangladesh. The left-hander also has a formidable one-day international record having scored 2989 runs from 104 ODIs at an average of 31.46 that includes 14 fifties and 6 hundreds.

Kusal Perera (Last 3 ODIs)
Runs: 164
Avg: 54.67
100: 1

4. Dhananjaya de Silva

Sri Lanka all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva has performed amazingly well for his team in the recent while. He has delivered crucial performances both with the bat and ball lately in white-ball cricket. In 48 ODIs, de Silva has scored 969 runs that includes 6 fifties. He has also picked up 25 wickets at an economy of 5.14. He will certainly be a key player to watch out for in this match.

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Dhananjaya de Silva in ODIs
Matches: 48
Runs: 969
50: 6
Wickets: 25
Eco: 5.14

5. Mark Wood

Mark Wood has definitely been one of England’s most threatening and impressive bowlers in limited-overs cricket recently. He was the leading wicket-taker for England during the ODIs and T20Is in England having picked up 10 wickets in 6 white-ball games. With his lethal pace, Wood has taken a total of 69 wickets from 55 ODIs at an economy of 5.55. He will be a top-performer with the ball for England in the first ODI against Sri Lanka.

Mark Wood in ODIs
Matches: 55
Wickets: 69
Avg: 37.52
Eco: 5.55

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Where to Watch England vs Sri Lanka Live?

The ENG vs SL 1st ODI live score and streaming will be available on the Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV app. The first ball of the match will be bowled at 3:30 PM IST.

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Kuljyot Singh

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