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Sri Lanka will be up against England in the 2nd ODI at Kennington Oval, London on 1 July 2021. Sri Lanka’s batting side has been depleted due to the absence of their top players and they will face a hard time drawing any equaliser in the upcoming matches. On the other hand, England would be looking to continue their winning streak.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is favourable for batting and is best suited for pacers. The weather would be overcast clouds with temperatures at 19-20 °C.

Venue Stats (ODI)

Total matches                           73

Matches won batting first         30

Matches won bowling first        40

Average 1st Inning scores        251

Average 2nd Inning scores       217

Highest total recorded               398/5 (50 Ov) by NZ vs ENG

Lowest total recorded               103/10 (41 Ov) by ENG vs RSA

Highest score chased               322/3 (48.4 Ov) by SL vs IND

Lowest score defended            241/10 (49.4 Ov) by PAK vs ENG

Top 2 Wicket-keeper pick

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

Matches – 105

Runs – 3062

Highest Score – 135

Average- 32.23

2) Jonny Bairstow – The right-handed batsman played phenomenally in the last T20 series against Sri Lanka. His impressive performance has been growing over the years. He will be a wise choice for the next match.

Matches – 87

Runs – 3469

Highest Score – 141*

Average- 48.18

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 – 42

Runs – 1091

Highest Score – 100

Average – 28.71

2) Eoin Morgan – The left-handed batsman and skipper of England is one of the most experienced player in this format. He has been consistent with his performance and can be a reason of trouble for Sri Lanka.

Matches – 244

Runs – 7626

Highest Score – 148

Average – 39.30

3) Joe Root – The right-handed batsman has great average in this format. He smashed 79 runs in his last match and can be seen in his top form.

Matches – 150

Runs – 6041

Highest Score – 133*

Average – 50.76

Top 4 Bowler Picks

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

Matches – 110

Wickets – 158

Economy – 5.67

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 – 56

Wickets – 69

Economy – 5.5

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 – 29

Wickets – 33

Economy – 5.46

4) Chris Woakes – The right-arm fast medium bowler is one of the most experienced bowler in the England squad and can be quite ferocious with his bowling attack.

Matches – 105

Wickets – 153

Economy – 5.49

Top 4 All-rounder Picks

1) Dasun Shanaka – The right-handed batsman is a right arm medium bowler with good experience in this format. He has been consistent with his performance and will be a good bet considering his current form.

Matches – 26

Runs – 516

Highest Score – 68

Average – 23.45

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.

Matches – 9

Runs – 141

Highest Score – 95*

Average – 28.20

Wickets – 7

Economy – 6.12

3) Liam Livingstone – The right-handed batsman has domineering batting talent in this format and is looking good with his form.

Matches – 3

Runs – 72

Highest Score – 36

Average – 36

Wickets – 1

Economy – 6.66

4) Wanidu 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.

Matches – 22

Runs – 475

Highest Score – 80*

Average – 29.50

Wickets – 21

Economy – 5.01

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 – 70%

Srilanka – 30%

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