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| On Jun 29, 2021 12:00 PM IST

England vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Prediction 1st ODI [STATS for GRAND LEAGUE – Batting, Bowling, Team, Pitch]

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ENG vs SL Dream11: The first One-Day international match between England and Sri Lanka will be played on 29 June at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Both these teams recently faced each other in a three-match T20I series where hosts England registered a comprehensive 3-0 series whitewash. However, both the teams will be hoping to make a fresh start in this three-match ODI series. England will surely have the upper hand due to their experienced and flamboyant batting line-up while Sri Lanka have to perform well above their abilities to challenge the home team.

ENG vs SL Today Match Prediction Details

Fixture Name: 1st ODI, England vs Sri Lanka

Competition: England vs Sri Lanka ODI

Date: 29 June

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Ground: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

Team Form Guide:
ENG (recent last): L W L L W
SL (recent last): W L L L L

ICC Rankings: ENG 4, SL 9

Pitch Report: The pitch at the Riverside Ground will have enough help for batsmen. It is expected to be a high-scoring contest with good batting conditions. However, the captain winning the toss should look to bowl first.

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ENG vs SL Playing 11

ENG Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Jos Buttler has already been ruled out for the entire ODI series due to calf injury.
  • Jason Roy is likely to sit out because of the hamstring injury.

Expected Team Line-up

  • Eoin Morgan will captain the side.
  • Jonny Bairstow will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan will be their key batters.
  • Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood will be their main bowlers.

ENG Playing 11 (likely)
Jonny Bairstow
Dawid Malan
Joe Root
Eoin Morgan
Sam Billings
Liam Livingstone
Moeen Ali
Sam Curran
Chris Woakes
Adil Rashid
Mark Wood


SL Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella have been ruled out for the entire series as they have been suspended for bio-bubble breach.
  • Avishka Fernando will be unavailable for the entire ODI series with a grade two tear in his quadriceps.

Expected Team Line-up

  • Kusal Perera will be the captain and also take care of the wicket-keeping duties.
  • Kusal Perera, Oshada Fernando and Dhananjaya de Silva will be their important batsmen.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera and Isuru Udana will be their key bowlers.

SL Playing 11 (likely)
Kusal Perera
Oshada Fernando
Pathum Nissanka
Dhananjaya Lakshan
Dhananjaya de Silva
Dasun Shanaka
Charith Asalanka
Wanindu Hasaranga
Isuru Udana
Dushmantha Chameera
Nuwan Pradeep


Who will win today match

England will depend a lot on the likes of Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Dawid Malan and captain Eoin Morgan to come good in the batting department. Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood will be their main bowlers. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will want that Kusal Perera, Oshada Fernando and Dhananjaya de Silva take the responsibility with the bat while Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera and Isuru Udana will be their key bowlers. England will definitely be the overwhelming favourites in this match. In our Dream 11 Today Match Prediction we back England to win this match.

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Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick

Captain Options:

Jonny Bairstow: England’s wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow has delivered stunning performances for his side in the limited-overs format. Bairstow was the Player of the Series during the three-match ODI series in India where he clobbered a total of 219 runs at an average of 73.

Joe Root: England batsman Joe Root has a brilliant ODI record. In 149 ODIs, Joe Root has scored 5962 runs at an impressive average of 50.1 that includes 33 fifties and 16 centuries.

Differential Pick:

Kusal Perera: Sri Lanka captain Kusal Perera led his team from the front and smashed a remarkable century in the last ODI win against Bangladesh earlier this year. Kusal Perera has composed 2989 runs in 104 ODIs at an average of 31.46 which includes 14 fifties and 6 hundreds.


Related: 3 Sri Lanka Players Suspended for Bio-Bubble Breach

ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction

Grand League Team 1

We are picking Jonny Bairstow as the Captain of this team due to his phenomenal tally of 219 runs in the last ODI series against India where he averaged 73.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Jonny Bairstow (C), Kusal Perera
BATSMEN: Dasun Shanaka, Dawid Malan, Joe Root
ALL-ROUNDERS: Chris Woakes, Dhananjaya de Silva (VC), Sam Curran
BOWLERS: Adil Rashid, Dushmantha Chameera, Mark Wood

Grand League Team 2

We are selecting Joe Root as the Captain of this team because of his brilliant ODI record having scored close to 6000 runs at an average of more than 50 in 149 matches.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Kusal Perera
BATSMEN: Joe Root (C), Eoin Morgan, Dasun Shanaka, Liam Livingstone
ALL-ROUNDERS: Sam Curran (VC)
BOWLERS: Nuwan Pradeep, Mark Wood, Dushmantha Chameera

Grand League Team 3

We are making Kusal Perera as the Captain in this team as he smashed a remarkable match-winning century in Sri Lanka’s last ODI match against Bangladesh.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Jonny Bairstow (VC), Kusal Perera (C)
BATSMEN: Dasun Shanaka, Dawid Malan, Joe Root
ALL-ROUNDERS: Dhananjaya de Silva, Sam Curran, Wanindu Hasaranga
BOWLERS: Adil Rashid, Isuru Udana, Mark Wood

Grand League Team 4

We are picking Dawid Malan as the Captain of this side because he smashed wonderful half-centuries each in his last T20I and ODI matches.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Kusal Perera
BATSMEN: Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan (C), Eoin Morgan, Joe Root
ALL-ROUNDERS: Dhananjaya de Silva, Chris Woakes
BOWLERS: Mark Wood (VC), Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Adil Rashid

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