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| On Jul 1, 2021 10:43 AM IST

England vs Sri Lanka Dream11: Top 5 Fantasy Cricket Picks for 2nd ODI


England vs Sri Lanka Dream11: Hosts England registered a comprehensive 5-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Earlier, the Eoin Morgan-led side completed a sensational 3-0 whitewash in the three-match T20I series against the same opposition. There will be some exciting players in action as England get ready to face Sri Lanka in the second ODI on 1 July at the Kennington Oval.

England vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Fantasy Picks

1. Joe Root

England’s best bet across formats with the bat, Joe Root, showed his class in the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka where he played a brilliant match-winning knock of 79 runs. England kept on losing wickets at regular intervals but Root kept his patience and played his natural game to take his team safely home. In his last 6 ODI matches, the right-hander has scored 185 runs at an average of 37. While, overall, Root has composed a fabulous total of 6041 runs in 150 ODIs at an impressive average of 50.76 that includes 34 fifties and 16 centuries.

Joe Root (Last 6 ODIs)
Runs: 185
Avg: 37
50: 1
SR: 75.5

2. Jonny Bairstow

With his aggressive attitude of playing limited-overs cricket, Jonny Bairstow will be a key player to watch out for England in this second ODI against Sri Lanka. He played an amazing cameo of 43 runs off 21 balls that included 6 fours and 1 six in the first ODI. Bairstow was the Player of the Series in England’s last ODI series against India. The right-hander smashed a total of 219 runs in 3 matches at an average of 79. Overall, in 87 matches, Bairstow has scored 3469 runs at an average of 48.18 that comprises of 14 fifties and 11 hundreds.

Jonny Bairstow (Last 4 ODIs)
Runs: 262
Avg: 65.5
50: 1
100: 1
SR: 129.1

3. Kusal Perera

Sri Lanka’s captain Kusal Perera looked the most comfortable batsman for his side in the first ODI having smashed 73 runs that included 7 fours but he didn’t get much support from the rest. The left-handed batsman has been in a tremendous form lately in 50-overs cricket as he has hammered a splendid tally of 237 runs in his last 4 ODIs at an average of 59.2. In 105 ODI games, Perera has scored 3062 runs at an average of 31.9 that consists of 15 half-centuries and 6 hundreds. He will once again be a key performer for Sri Lanka in this 2nd ODI match against England on Thursday.

Kusal Perera (Last 4 ODIs)
Runs: 237
Avg: 59.2
50: 1
100: 1
SR: 88.4

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4. Chris Woakes

England’s seam-bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes bowled a terrific spell in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. He picked up 4 crucial wickets and ended up giving away just 18 runs in his quota of 10 overs that included five maidens. In the recent few years, he has been England’s most successful pacer in 50-overs cricket due to his superb ability of bowling consistent and disciplined lengths. Overall, in 105 ODIs, Woakes has taken a total of 153 wickets at an average of 29.67 with an economy of 5.5. He can also contribute decently well with the bat having scored 1315 runs with a career-best of 95 against Sri Lanka.

Chris Woakes (Last 6 ODIs)
Wickets: 11
Avg: 19.3
Eco: 4
SR: 28.9

5. Wanindu Hasaranga

Sri Lanka leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has performed impressively well for his team in the recent while both with the ball and bat. Hasaranga played an excellent knock of 54 runs off 65 balls in the first ODI against England and was also economical with the ball. Overall in his ODI career so far, the right-hander has picked up 21 wickets at an economy of 5.02 and scored 472 runs in 22 matches. He played some aggressive strokes and also rotated the strike really well during 1st ODI against the same opponents.

Wanindu Hasaranga (Last 7 ODIs)
Wickets: 4
Eco: 4.13
Runs: 282
50: 3

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Where to Watch ENG vs SL Live

The ENG vs SL 2nd 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 5:30 PM IST.

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Kuljyot Singh

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