Date: June 29, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
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The three-match ODI series between England and Sri Lanka is set to kick off at Chester-le-Street on 29th June at 3:30 PM. The hosts walk in as a superior team, after a whitewash against the Kusal Perera-led side. On the other hand, the visitors will have to prove themselves in the one-dayers to salvage their pride and walk away on a winning note. However, with some exciting talent on display in both sides, the fans have been guaranteed a brilliant game of cricket in Chester-le-Street.
Eoin Morgan’s men walk in the ODI series with a major triumph, winning the T20I series 3-0 against Sri Lanka. Given that it’s a high scoring pitch, England’s batting order looks strong with Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy and Joe Root being crucial for the side. With the presence of many ODI specialists in the squad, England will aim to amplify their dominance in the ODI series as well, and walk away with another trophy.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka will aim to wash out the humiliating defeat by making a comeback in the ODI series. Dasun Shanaka’s role will be crucial for the team as Riverside Ground is often regarded as batsmen’s paradise. However, match-winning contributions from all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga and pacers Isuru Udana and Dushmantha Chameera will be equally important if the Lankans are willing to prove themselves and make a comeback.
People’s Pick for Fantasy:
Probable Playing XI
England- Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Sri Lanka- Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (c), Pathum Nissanka, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando
Wicketkeepers: Jonny Bairstow, Kusal Perera
Batsmen: Joe Root, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka
All-rounders: Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera
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