Date: 26 June, 2021
Time: 7 PM IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
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The third T20I between England and Sri Lanka is set to kick off at Southampton on 26th June at 7 PM. Though England have already clinched the series as they lead the 3-match series by 2-0, the hosts will aim at a series whitewash against Sri Lanka. In the second T20I played between the two teams, Eoin Morgan’s men had a comfortable victory against Sri Lanka winning the game by 5 wickets, clearly being the superior team in this bilateral series. The visitors on the other hand will play this game to prevent a whitewash. They will want to win this game to end the series on a winning note.
Eoin Morgan’s men have clearly dominated the series so far, having sealed the deal by leading 2-0. In their previous encounter, all-rounder Liam Livingstone played a fine innings and also won the man of the match for his all-round performance. England won the game comfortably by 5 wickets (D/L method). With Jos Buttler missing out from the 2nd T20I owing to calf injury, he is likely to miss the 3rd ODI too. The hosts will look forward to a whitewash and may opt to bring in some fresh faces to their side.
Sri Lanka walk in the 3rd T20I having lost both the games in the series. The Kusal Perera-led side will aim to restore some pride by this game. Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis and Dasun Shanka have looked in good form in the series and will hope to make a match winning contribution for their team in the 3rd T20I.
Probable Playing XI
England- Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan(C), Sam Billings, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Sri Lanka- Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera(C), Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dhananjaya, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera
Wicketkeepers: Jonny Bairstow, Kusal Perera
Batsmen: Liam Livingstone, Jason Roy, Kusal Mendis, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan
All-rounders: Sam Curran, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera
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