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ENG vs SL T20 World Cup 2021: Possible Playing 11 of Sri Lanka

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SL Playing 11:  The Sri Lanka team will lock horns against the England team in the Match 29 of T20 World Cup 2021. It will be a must win game for the Sri Lanka team to keep their hopes alive to reach the playoffs.

The Sri Lanka team failed to win their last league game against South Africa and have to come up with better plans and execution against England. They posted a par total of 142 on the board, with the key contribution of 72 from Pathum Nissanka, and Asalanka being a good support. Then, the bowlers kept it tight, with Hasaranga even picking up a hat-trick. While the other bowlers like Theekshana and Kumara could not deliver fine performances.


Team News

  • They have 1 victory in 3 fixtures of T20 World Cup 2021.
  • 3 changes are expected in Sri Lanka’s Playing for their fixture against England.

SL Playing 11 (likely)

The Sri Lanka team have been impressive performers in the tournament, but couldn’t close the game in their favour against South Africa. They need that confidence back, especially in the bowling unit to defend the totals, and will look to learn it quick to apply them against England team. The batters have been impressive in the tournament with their contributions and would look to maintain the same form. But 3 changes are expected in the Playing 11 of Sri Lanka’s team for the fixture against England. The likes of De Silva, Akila, and Binuru can replace Avishka, Theekshana, and Kumara in the Playing 11.

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SL Playing 11 (likely)

1. Kusal Perera (wk)
2. Pathum Nissanka
3. Charith Asalanka
4. Dhananjaya De Silva
5. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
6. Dasun Shanaka (c)
7. Chamika Karunaratne
8. Wanindu Hasaranga
9. Dushmantha Chameera
10. Akila Dananjaya
11. Binura Fernando

Sri Lanka Squad

Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando.


Where to Watch ENG vs SL Live T20 World Cup 2021

WATCH ENG vs SL T20 World Cup 2021 LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar. The Sri Lanka team will hope to forget the loss against South Africa and make a fitting comeback against a top team like England, which is likely to boost their confidence. The batters have been impressive in the tournament and have got contributions from almost all the players, but the bowlers will be disappointed after the effort in the last match. But, they are quite talented and are expected to offer great entertainment to the fans watching England vs Sri Lanka on Star Sports 1 or Disney+Hotstar platform.


4 Fantasy picks for England vs Sri Lanka from SL

1. Charith Asalanka

The top order batsman has fine ball striking capabilities and can rotate the strike well to keep the scoreboard ticking. He has been the backbone for few times in times of collapse, and can be a trusted pick. In 4 matches of the tournament, Asalanka has 142 runs at an average of 47.33.

Name Matches Runs Average
Charith Asalanka 4 142 47.33

Wanindu Hasaranga Hat-trick in T20 World Cup 2021 – WATCH

2. Pathum Nissanka

The opener of the Sri Lankan team has scored most runs for Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup 2021. Ahead of the World Cup as well, Pathum was looked upon as the bright talent and has justified with his performances. In 6 matches, Pathum has amassed 169 runs at an average of 28.16.

Name Matches Runs Average
Pathum Nissanka 6 169 28.16

3. Wanindu Hasaranga

The spinner has been the best performing bowler in the tournament and will be upbeat after taking a hat-trick in the last game. In 6 matches, Hasaranga has picked up 11 wickets at a fine average of 10.54 and has been accurate with his lengths.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Wanindu Hasaranga 6 11 10.54

4. Bhanuka Rajapaksa

The reliable middle order player has been consistent with his contribution in crucial situations. In the tournament, Bhanuka has contributed 129 runs in 6 matches and would look to keep playing well to keep the team in hunt for the semis.

Name Matches Runs Average
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 6 129 43

 

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