1st T20I England vs Sri Lanka Fantasy Tips – Key Players, Probable XI & More

With some exciting talent on display in both sides, the fans are guaranteed a brilliant game of cricket in Wales. 

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 23 June 2021 12:22 am

Match Details

Date: June 23, 2021

Time: 11:00 PM (IST)

Venue: Sophia Gardens, Wales

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Preview:

The 3-match T2oI series between England and Sri Lanka is set to kick-off on Wednesday. It will mark the beginning of the English summer for Eoin Morgan's side as they begin their preparations for the upcoming 2021 T20 World Cup. On the other hand, the visitors will have a lot to prove on this tour having lost their last T20I bilateral series against West Indies in March. With some exciting talent on display in both sides, the fans are guaranteed a brilliant game of cricket in Wales.

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Analysis

Among the wicketkeepers, Jos Buttler and Kusal Mendis should certainly be a part of your fantasy side as both the players are the vital cogs for their respective sides at top of the order. If they get going, they can be in for a big knock and can give a lot of points. Talking about batsmen, David Malan and Jason Roy will be important for England as the duo will enjoy batting in England again after a challenging tour of India. Meanwhile, Pathum Nissanka and Danushka Gunathilaka could also be good choices.

Among the all-rounders, Sam Curran and Wanindu Hasaranga have been in good form recently and could contribute with both bat and ball. While Adil Rashid could be a good choice as a spinner, the conditions are expected to be much more favourable to pacers and hence you must have Chris Jordan and Dushmantha Chameera in your fantasy side.

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Probable Playing XI

England:

Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Sri Lanka:

Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera (c/wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dhananjaya, Asitha Fernando

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Best 14:

Wicketkeepers: Kusal Perera, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow

Batsmen: Pathum Nissanka, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Danushka Gunathilaka

All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali

Bowlers: Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid

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