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| On Jun 23, 2021 1:00 PM IST

ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction 1st T20I England vs Sri Lanka, Player Stats, Pitch Report 23 June

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ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction: England will lock horns with Sri Lanka in the first of the three T20Is on 23 June at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. England will be without their star players Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in this limited-overs series but they still look a formidable side to beat Sri Lanka at home. England last played a five-match T20I series against India in March where they lost 2-3 in a pretty competitive series. On the other hand, Sri Lanka faced a disappointed defeat in the ODI series against Bangladesh recently. Both the teams will be eyeing to pick out their best possible combination for the all-important T20 World Cup scheduled to be held later this year.


ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction

Fixture Name: 1st T20I, England vs Sri Lanka

Competition: England vs Sri Lanka T20I

Date: 23 June

Time: 11 PM IST

Ground: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

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

ICC Rankings: ENG 1, SL 8

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Sophia Gardens is expected to offer evenly poised conditions both for the batters and bowlers. The pace bowlers will get some assistance during the early part of the match while the batsmen will also enjoy playing on this track. However, the captain winning the toss should look to bowl first.

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England vs Sri Lanka Dream 11 Prediction

ENG Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer are not available due to injury issues.

Expected Team Line-up

  • Eoin Morgan will captain the side.
  • Jos Buttler will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan will be their main batsmen.
  • Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood will be their crucial bowlers.

ENG Playing 11 (likely)

Jason Roy
Jos Buttler
Dawid Malan
Jonny Bairstow
Eoin Morgan
Sam Billings
Sam Curran
Chris Woakes
Chris Jordan
Adil Rashid
Mark Wood


SL Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Sri Lanka camp.

Expected Team Line-up

  • Kusal Perera will be the captain and also take care of the wicket-keeping duties.
  • Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis will be their crucial batters.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera and Akila Dhananjaya will be their key bowlers.

SL Playing 11 (likely)

Kusal Perera
Danushka Gunathilaka
Avishka Fernando
Pathum Nissanka
Kusal Mendis
Dhananjaya de Silva
Dasun Shanaka
Wanindu Hasaranga
Akila Dhananjaya
Dushmantha Chameera
Nuwan Pradeep


Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick

Captain Options:

Jos Buttler: England’s wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler one of their most impactful players in the T20 format. In 79 T20Is, Buttler has smashed 1723 runs at a strike-rate of 141. He also scored two brilliant fifties in the last T20I assignment against India.

Dawid Malan: He is the No.1 batsman in the current ICC T20I rankings. England’s Dawid Malan has scored 1003 runs in 24 T20Is at an impressive average of 50.15 and a strike-rate of 144.32.

Differential Pick:

Kusal Perera: Sri Lanka captain Kusal Perera will be a key player in this match for his side. In 46 T20I matches, Kusal Perera has smashed 1293 runs at a strike-rate of 135.25 that includes 12 fifties.

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ENG vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: Jos Buttler, Kusal Perera
BATSMEN: Danushka Gunathilaka, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Dhananjaya de Silva, Sam Curran
BOWLERS: Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Dushmantha Chameera

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.