ENG vs SL, 3rd-ODI-Preview

Match Preview

England will take on Sri Lanka in the final ODI Match at County Ground, Bristol on 4 July 2021. England sealed the series with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory and a 2-0 lead on Thursday at the Kennington Oval in London. The series has been one-sided so far. The last match of Sri Lanka’s UK campaign holds significance for them despite of losing the series.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is favourable for batting and is best suited for pacers. There are chances of light rain with temperatures at 16-17 °C.

Venue Stats (ODI)

Total matches                         27

Matches won batting first       10

Matches won bowling first      16

Average 1st Inning scores      241

Average 2nd Inning scores     215

Highest total recorded            373/5 (50 Ov) by ENGW vs RSAW

Lowest total recorded             92/10 (24.5 Ov) by ZIM vs ENG

Highest score chased             359/4 (44.5 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Lowest score defended          182/10 (50 Ov) by NZ vs ENG

Top 2 Wicket-keeper pick

1) Kusal Perera – The left-handed batsman played a decent inning in the first game. He is a skillful player and will be beneficial for his squad in the next match of this series.

Matches – 106

Runs – 3062

Highest Score – 135

Average- 31.89

2) Jonny Bairstow – The right-handed batsman played phenomenally in the last T20I series against Sri Lanka. His impressive performance has been growing over the years. He will be a wise choice for the next match.

Matches – 88

Runs – 3498

Highest Score – 141*

Average- 47.91

Top 3 Batsman Picks

1) Pathum Nissanka – The right-handed batsman is relatively new for English conditions but is an experienced performer in the domestic circuit of Sri Lanka.

Matches – 43

Runs – 1096

Highest Score – 100

Average – 28.10

2) Eoin Morgan – The skipper of England is one of the most experienced players in this format. He has been consistent with his performance and can be a reason of trouble for Sri Lanka. He smashed an unbeaten 75 runs in his last match.

Matches – 245

Runs – 7701

Highest Score – 148

Average – 39.69

3) Joe Root – The right-handed batsman has great average in this format. He smashed 68 runs in his last match and can be seen in his top form.

Matches – 151

Runs – 6109

Highest Score – 133*

Average – 51.33

4) Jason Roy – Roy dominated the last match by hitting 60 runs against the Lankans. He is in his prime form and will be expected to play an inning like this in the next match as well.

Matches – 97

Runs – 3658

Highest Score – 180*

Average – 40.19

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Adil Rashid – The leg break bowler is one of the crucial players and the only main spinner from his squad. His team can rely on his skills for the upcoming match.

Matches – 111

Wickets – 158

Economy – 5.66

3) Mark Wood – The right-arm fast bowler is an excellent seamer with good potential to perform in the upcoming matches. His past performance against Sri Lanka has been very promising.

Matches – 57

Wickets – 69

Economy – 5.46

3) Dushmantha Chameera – The right-arm fast bowler has been the only bowler from Sri Lanka who has been consistent in taking wickets in English conditions. His bowling style paced with his skillful attack can be deadly for England’s batsman.

Matches – 30

Wickets – 33

Economy – 5.16

4) David Jonathan Willey – Willey took 4 wickets in his last match against Sri Lanka. His bowling attack with an economical spell makes him one of the deadly bowlers for his team.

Matches – 51

Wickets – 67

Economy – 5.68

Top 4 All-rounder Picks

1) Dasun Shanaka – Shanaka holds good experience in this format. He has been consistent with his performance, scored 47 runs in the last match and will be a good bet considering his current form.

Matches – 27

Runs – 563

Highest Score – 68

Average – 24.47

Wickets – 10

Economy – 5.77

2) Sam Curran – His form is getting better with every match. The left arm pacer has a good record of economy in this format and he can also change the course of the game with his batting blitzes. He wiped out almost half of the Sri Lankan squad in his last match with 5 wickets.

Matches – 10

Runs – 141

Highest Score – 95*

Average – 28.20

Wickets – 12

Economy – 5.92

3) Dhananjaya De Silva – The right-handed batsman with right arm off-break bowling style proved to be a hard hitter batsman in the last match after he smashed 91 runs and helped his team to put up a decent score.

Matches – 49

Runs – 1060

Highest Score – 91

Average – 27.89

Wickets – 25

Economy – 5.14

4) Wanindu Hasaranga – The right-handed batsman is an aggressive leg break bowler. He is a promising batsman and at the same time he can wipe out his opponent’s team with his deliveries. He took a wicket and scored 26 runs in the last match.

Matches – 23

Runs – 498

Highest Score – 80*

Average – 29.9

Wickets – 2

Economy – 5.08

Predicted Playing 11

England – Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings / Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Sri Lanka – Oshada Fernando, Kusal Perera (c & wk), Pathum Nissanka, Ramesh Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya / Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando

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Poll Winning Percentage

England – 79%

Sri Lanka – 21%

Source- www.cricket.com