Sri Lanka vs England 3rd ODI Ballebaazi Fantasy Cricket Preview

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Sri Lanka vs England 3rd ODI Ballebaazi Fantasy Cricket Preview

Sri Lankan team looks to be on a carriage on a descending slope with no brakes. They have now lost 31 out of their last 41 completed games. This is alarming for a team of world-class potential. The intensity of the issue can’t be summarised in a few words. They need to take some drastic measures, and they need to take that now. The first match proved that they are struggling in every game no matter where they play. On the other hand, England looks as calm as possible. They are improving their bench strength with every passing match. They are more confident than they have ever been before a world cup. If they play it right, they might create history in 2019. Let us check out the probable playing 11 for this game.

Head-to-Head:

Overall Matches – 71
Sri Lanka- 34
England- 34

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

Total matches 22
Matches won batting first 9
Matches won bowling first 13
Average 1st Inns scores 249
Average 2nd Inns scores 203
Highest total recorded 363/7 (50 Ov) by RSA vs SL
Lowest total recorded 167/10 (43.2 Ov) by SL vs RSA
Highest score chased 288/8 (48.1 Ov) by SL vs PAK
Lowest score defended 206/9 (36 Ov) by WI vs SL

Sri Lanka vs England 3rd ODI Ballebaazi Fantasy Cricket Preview

Sri Lanka

Kusal Perara put the oil in the fire for Sri Lankan selectors by injuring himself in the last match, making way for Sadeera Samarawickrama. This not only weakens the middle order but at the same time Sri Lanka will be missing out on Kusal’s experience as well. It looks like nothing is going their way. The only plus point from the previous match was the form which Malinga showed. He was in his brutal old form which will be a relief for the team if he can maintain that. There should not be any other change apart from that, and they might play with the same team.

England

It seems whatever England is touching right now is turning to gold. This was proved in the last match when the new-comer Olly Stone bowled an amazing short spell strengthening the bowling arsenal that England has. Dawson’s injury was disheartening, but it didn’t impact the team in a significant way. With Olly showing nice from, Mark Wood might have to sit on the bench for the next match, and either one of the Curran brothers can join the team. It will be interesting to see what bowling combination Morgan goes for in the next game. The batting line-up looks stable as one or the other is performing in every match.

Sri Lanka England
Dinesh Chandimal (c ) Eoin Morgan (c)
Niroshan Dickwella(wk) Jos Buttler (wk)
Sadeera Samarawickrama Jason Roy
Upul Tharanga Jonny Bairstow
Dhananjaya de Silva Joe Root
Dasun Shanaka Ben Stokes
Thisara Perera Moeen Ali
Akila Dananjaya Chris Woakes
Lakshan Sandakan Sam Curran/Tom Curran
Lasith Malinga Olly Stone
Nuwan Pradeep Adil Rashid

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