ENG vs SL Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The 29th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between England and Sri Lanka at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on 1 November (Monday). While talking about the standings of these two teams so far in the ongoing edition of the competition, England are placed at the top position while Sri Lanka are slotted at the fourth spot on the points table in the Group 1.
Both these sides are coming into this game after having quite contrasting fortunes in the ongoing edition of the tournament. The Eoin Morgan-led England team has played an outstanding brand of cricket in this competition as they have registered three comprehensive wins so far against Bangladesh, West Indies and Australia. On the other hand, Sri Lanka did defeat Bangladesh in their opening game in the Super 12 stage but then suffered disappointing defeats at the hands of Australia and South Africa.
England are placed at the top position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 278 rating and 7786 points. On the other hand, Sri Lanka are currently placed at the 10th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with a rating of 229 and 5048 points. In the 12 T20I matches played between these two teams, England have dominated with a total of 8 wins while Sri Lanka have managed to win just 4 games.
Fixture Name: Match 29, England vs Sri Lanka
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 1 November
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium are once again expected to favour the bowlers. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will be some amount of dew in the second innings. However, bowling first will be a great choice of decision after winning the toss. The par total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to field first.
It will be an important move to pick a mixed combination of England and Sri Lanka players in your dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Wanindu Hasaranga and Kusal Perera will be the must pick players.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Kusal Perera
BATTERS: Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dawid Malan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Moeen Ali, Wanindu Hasaranga
BOWLERS: Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills, Lahiru Kumara
England will surely start as the favourites to win this match against Sri Lanka due to their phenomenal performance in the last game. The Eoin Morgan-led team got the better of defending champions West Indies, Bangladesh and Australia in a comprehensive manner. On the other hand, Sri Lanka also have the ability to surprise any good team on this Sharjah track as it will assist the spinners to a great extent.
For England, it will be really important to continue performing remarkably well both in the batting as well as bowling departments as they have done so far in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. The likes of Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan will be their important clogs in the batting department. On the other hand, the trio of Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid have to play a significant role with the ball.
England’s swashbuckling opening batter Jos Buttler has performed sensationally well over the years for his team in different conditions. Buttler has smashed a total of 1984 runs representing England in 85 T20I games at an average of 33.07. The wicket-keeper batter has an impressive strike-rate of more than 140 in the T20I format. He has also notched up a total of 15 half-centuries in T20I cricket. The right-hander played a terrific innings of 71 runs off 32 balls against Australia.
For the England team, right-arm leg spinner Adil Rashid delivered a superb performance in the opening match against West Indies. He picked up a total of four wickets in his spell of 2.2 overs and ended up conceding just 2 runs. Adil Rashid has surely improved his game with the ball in the last few years having taken as many as 70 wickets from 65 T20I matches. He has a brilliant economy rate of less than 8.
ENG Playing 11 (Confirmed)
The Sri Lankan side will be aiming to do well both with the bat and ball. The Sri Lankan team management would want the likes of Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera and Charith Asalanka to take the responsibility in this game. Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara and Chamika Karunaratne have been really good with the ball and they would want to continue the good work.
Sri Lanka’s key wicket-taking leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga had delivered sensational performance for the national team in the white-ball formats in the last few months. Wanindu took a superb hat-trick in the last game against South Africa having registered staggering figures of 3 for 20 in his quota of four overs. He has taken a total of 47 wickets while playing in just 30 T20I matches at a brilliant economy of 6.31.
Sri Lankan explosive batter Kusal Perera will have to take the responsibility in the batting department in this mega event. Even though he has not played a lot of competitive cricket in the recent while due to injury, he is quite an experienced player especially in T20 cricket. Kusal has smashed more than 1500 runs while playing in as many as 57 T20I matches at a fine strike-rate of 131.98. He has also notched up a total of 12 half-centuries in T20I cricket.
SL Playing 11 (Confirmed)
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