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England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI – Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
June 29, 2021 • 11:03 AM View: 1401

Sri Lanka will face England in a three-match ODI series starting from June 29. The first ODI will be played at Chester-le-Street. 

England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Match Details & Where To Watch

  • Date – Tuesday, June 29, 2021
  • Time – 3:30 PM IST 
  • Venue – Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
  • To Be Broadcasted By Sony 

England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Match Preview:

England's batting lineup is one of the best in ODI setup currently. They have the current best ODI openers - Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow, followed by the likes of Joe Root and Liam Livingstone. 


Moeen Ali and Sam Curran have been in terrific form lately. George Garton is likely to make his debut in this match. 

Sri Lanka's batting has been at an all-time low. The team needs an inspiring knock from its captain, Kusal Perera. Dasun Shanaka could be the game-changer in this series. 

Dushmantha Chameera had an impressive outing in the T20 series. Chameera along with Wanindu Hasaranga will be the players to watch out for in this series. 

Historically, Sri Lanka and England have been neck to neck in ODIs. However, considering the current form, England is looking miles ahead and favorites to win the series.  

England vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head(H2H):

  • Total – 75
  • England – 36
  • Sri Lanka – 36 
  • Tie - 1
  • No Result - 2

England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Team News: 

  • England - Jason Roy missed the third T20I due to a tight hamstring. There is no update on his recovery as of now. 
  • Sri Lanka - Avishka Fernando has sustained an injury to his right quadriceps (Grade 2 Tear) during the 2nd T20I. Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, and Danushka Gunathilaka have been suspended by Cricket Sri Lanka for breaching the bio bubble. 

England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Probable Playing XI:

  • England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, George Garton, Mark Wood
  • Sri Lanka - Kusal Perera (c & wk), Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeen/ Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera

England vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers - Jonny Bairstow(C), Kusal Perera
  • Batsmen - Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Dasun Shanaka
  • All-rounders - Moeen Ali, Sam Curran(VC)
  • Bowlers - Wanindu Hasaranga, Mark Wood, Dushmantha Chameera

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