ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction | 1st ODI | Sri Lanka tour of England 2021

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ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction | 1st ODI | Sri Lanka tour of England, 2021

ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for 1st ODI match, Sri Lanka tour of England, 2021.

England will take on Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.

ENG vs SL 1st ODI Match Preview

England:

England looked a better side right from the beginning of the T20 series, and they whitewashed their opposition comfortably. Everyone is expecting a similar result from the ODI series. The batting-order is packed with Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, and Sam Billings. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow have been the most successful opening pair for the team in recent times.

England has the best batting depth in the current times. The bowlers have not been much impressive in ODI format as they have been conceding many runs, but they have some experienced players like Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood. There are also brilliant all-rounders like Sam Curran, Tom Curran, and Moeen Ali.

England has a perfect chance of winning the ODI series 3-0 as they did in the T20I series.

Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka appeared to be hopeless in the T20I series, and it appears that they do not have much of a chance in the ODIs. Not even a single batsman appeared comfortable in front of the England bowlers and has gotten out without scoring much. The bowlers have done a better job compared to the batsmen.

Dushmantha Chameera performed well in the T20I series and will also be their crucial bowler in the ODI matches. Isuru Udana and Wanindu Hasaranga are also expected to pick up wickets. 

Sri Lanka needs to improve their batting performance majorly, or else they don’t stand a chance against the World Champions.

ENG vs SL Match Details

England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Sri Lanka tour of England 2021.

Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.

Date: 29th June 2021

Time: 03:30 PM IST

Live Score

ENG vs SL Pitch Condition

Average total score: 265

Average 1st innings score: 288

(The average score is based on 19 matches played so far at this venue)

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The pitch at Riverside Ground is considered to be good for batting. Bowlers will have reasonable assistance early in the innings.

(The team batting second has won ten out of the nineteen games played at this venue so far in this season.)

ENG vs SL Head-to-Head Record

Match Played: 75

ENG Won: 36

SL Won: 36

Tied: 1

No Results: 2

ENG vs SL Dream11 Team News

England:

  • Jos Buttler has been ruled out of the series so Sam Billings will take the gloves.
  • Jason Roy is also unlikely to play this match, so Dawid Malan will open the innings.

Sri Lanka:

  • Pathum Nissanka will be open the innings in D Gunathilaka’s absense.

ENG vs SL Probable Playing XI

England:

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings (wk), Liam Livingston/Tom Curran, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid

Sri Lanka:

Kusal Perera (C/wk), Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera.

Top Picks for ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction

England:

Jonny Bairstow:

(86 M, 3426 R, 48.25 A)

He played 86 ODI matches and scored 3426 runs with an average of 48.25 runs. J Bairstow is very good Captain choice in ENG vs SL 1st ODI Dream11 team.

Joe Root:

(149 M, 5962 R, 50.1 A + 258.4 O, 26 W)

He is a right-handed batsman and plays according to the situation of the match. Joe Root is playing ODI format after quite some time and has an average above 50. He is also a very good Captain choice in ENG vs SL Dream11 fantasy prediction.

Dawid Malan:

(3 M, 90 R, 45 A)

He is the best batsman in the T20I format but is yet to prove himself in the ODIs. Malan has scored a fifty in three matches he played.

Sam Curran:

(8 M, 132 R. 26.40 A + 50 O, 7 W)

He is a left-arm medium-pace bowler and also bats well. Curran has looked in good form in the recent matches.

Chris Woakes:

(104 M, 1315 R, 25.78 A + 816 O, 149 W)

Woakes is an all-rounder but is mainly known for his bowling. He can be effective in English conditions.

Mark Wood:

(55 M, 466.5 O, 69 W)

Wood bowls consistently over 140 Kmph. He also bowled decently in the recent T20I series.

Adil Rashid:

(109 M, 904.5 O, 158 W)

He is an experienced leg-break bowler and picks up wickets consistently. Rashid picked up four wickets in the T20I series.

Liam Livingstone:

(2 M, 63 R, 63 A + 3 O, 1 W)

Livingstone has played only 2 ODIs so far in his career. He is an excellent striker of the ball and might get a chance to play alongside Livingstone.

Moeen Ali:

(109 M, 1849 R, 24.98 A + 840.4 O, 86 W)

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and a left-handed batsman. Moeen performed well in the IPL.

Eoin Morgan:

(243 M, 7620 R, 39.28 A)

Skipper Morgan is a middle-order batsman and can smash the bowlers all over the park if he gets going. He has not been in his best form in recent matches.

Sri Lanka:

Kusal Perera:

(104 M, 2989 R, 31.46 A)

Kusal is an experienced player and also the skipper of the team. He has been having a tough time as captain but is a good batsman.

Dushmantha Chameera:

(28 M, 195.2 O, 30 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and was the leading wicket-taker for SL in the recent T20I series.

Wanindu Hasaranga:

(21 M, 418 R, 27.80 A + 157.1 O, 21 W)

Hasaranga can perform equally with both bat and ball. He is a must-pick in ENG vs SL Dream11 team of 1st ODI match.

Isuru Udana:

(20 M, 149.3 O, 18 W)

He is a left-arm medium-pace bowler and known for his slower balls. Udana can also be handy with the bat.

Dhananjaya de Silva:

(48 M, 969 R, 26.18 A + 196 O, 25 W)

He is a Batting Allrounder. Dhananjaya de Silva played 48 ODI matches and scored 969 runs and took 25 wickets.

ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction

Final Team:

Wicket-Keepers:
J Bairstow (C), K Perera

Batsmen:
Joe Root , L Livingstone (Vc), D Shanaka

All-Rounders:
C Woakes, S Curran, W Hasaranga

Bowlers:
Adil Rashid, D Chameera, M Wood

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Dawid Malan
  • Joe Root
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Sam Curran
  • Chris Woakes
  • Mark Wood

Also read: WI vs SA 3rd T20I Dream Team, Top Picks and Player Stats

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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