SL vs ENG Dream11 Grand League Team | Sri Lanka vs England | England tour of Sri Lanka, 2018
The Big Picture
After a forgettable last ODI which saw England succumb to their worst-ever defeat [in terms of runs (219)], the tourists will look to shrug off the blip and cap off the limited-overs leg with a morale-boosting win.
Beleaguered England look to shrug off the blip
Unlike the ODIs, England’s form in the shortest format of the game has been inconsistent thus far. While they failed to make the finals of the Trans-Tasman Trophy earlier this year, they were humbled by India 1-2 in the home summer.
England’s recent T20I form
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Sri Lanka vying to build on the momentum
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, boasts of a similar record in the T20Is- two wins in five matches. However, the 219-run win in the last ODI would give Thisara Perera-led unit a much-needed confidence after lacklustre few months in white-ball cricket.
They, however, would need to resurrect their fortunes at the R.Premadas Stadium where they’ve won just four of the 19 matches played at the venue.
Venue:- R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
When:- Saturday, October 27, 2018, 07:00 PM IST
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This SL vs ENG Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
SL vs ENG Team News
- Sri Lanka has named Thisara Perera as the skipper of the T20I side.
- Sadeera Samarawickrama has been added to the squad after Kusal Perera failed to recover from a quad strain.
- Akil Dhananjaya will also miss out from the match due to a groin injury. The off-spinner has been replaced by Amila Aponso.
- Joe Root is likely to be rested for the one-off T20 while Joe Denly could feature in the match after being in the wilderness for eight and a half years.
- Jonny Bairstow is injured after sustaining a thumb injury.
SL vs ENG Playing 11:
Here’s how both teams will line-up for the one-off T20I:-
Wicket-keeper: Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen: Dasun Shanaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal
All-rounders: Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva (Doubt: Kamindu Mendis)
Bowlers: Lasith Malinga, Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Amila Aponso
Wicket-keeper – Jos Buttler
Batsmen – Joe Denly, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan
All-rounders – Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett
ENG vs SL DREAM11 GRAND LEAGUE TEAMS
Team 01 & 02
Team 01:- Batting friendly conditions
The Premadasa Stadium in Colombo offers good batting conditions with the average first innings score hovering around 156. Hence, pick more batters in your Grand League side.
Team 02:– The average second innings score at Colombo is 138 indicating the pitch slows down considerably and aids spinners in the second half
Team 03 & 04 – Total Domination by either side
Team 03:- England romp home in a canter.
Team 04:– Sri Lanka do an encore of the 5th ODI.
Team 05:- Punt on all-rounders
All-rounders play a pivotal role in T20 cricket. With both sides boasting of world-class all-rounders like Ben Stokes, Meen Ali, Thisara Perera, we advise top punt on the all-rounders in your Grand League Dream11 team.
THIS SL vs ENG DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.