Match Preview

The 3rd match of the T20I series between England and Sri Lanka will be played at Rose Bowl, Southampton on June 26, 2021. Sri Lanka have lost yet another faceoff and that too without much fight. England have already taken an unassailable lead in the series 2-0 and the 3rd match will only be a chance for England to inflict a whitewash while Sri Lanka would look to avoid it.

Pitch and Weather Report

The Pitch is balanced and is more favorable to pacers than spinners. Team bowling first will have 80% chances of winning at the Rose Bowl pitch. Overcast with clouds with an average temperature between 17-18 C with mild chances of rain.

Venue Stats (T20 International)

Total matches 8
Matches won batting first 4
Matches won bowling first 4
Average 1st Inns scores 167
Average 2nd Inns scores 150
Highest total recorded 248/6 (20 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Lowest total recorded 79/10 (14.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Highest score chased 158/4 (18.5 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Lowest score defended 162/7 (20 Ov) by ENG vs AUS


Top 2 Wicket-Keeper picks

1) Kusal Perera – The left-handed batsman gave a decent contribution for Sri Lanka in their last match and had hit 21 from 25 balls.

Matches – 49

Runs – 1344

Highest Score – 84

Average – 28

2) Jonny Bairstow – He has a great record in this format and is an important player in the England Squad.

Matches – 53

Runs – 1063

Highest Score – 86

Average – 28.72

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Liam Livingstone- He had scored 29 runs from 26 balls and was Man of the Match in the last faceoff against Sri Lanka. The right-handed batsman has a good form against their visitor Sri Lanka.

Matches – 4

Runs – 45

Highest Score – 29

Average – 22.5

2) Jason Roy – He scored 17 runs off 17 balls with 2 boundaries for England and remains to be a key player for their squad.

Matches – 45

Runs – 1087

Highest Score -78

Average – 24.15

3) Kusal Mendis – Kusal Mendis made the highest runs in his last encounter against England for his team, 39 runs from 39 balls. He is one of the top 4 batsmen who can put up a decent score against England in the next match.

Matches – 28

Runs – 532

Highest Score-79

Average- 19

4) Eoin Morgan – He scored 11 runs from 9 balls and with 104 matches played, this left-handed batsman has good experience in this format

Matches – 104

Runs – 2322

Highest Score – 91

Average – 29.39

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Adil Rashid – Rashid, with his leg-breaker bowling style, again took 2 wickets with an economy of just 6 in his 4 over spell. He has given consistent bowling performance and will give good fantasy points.

Matches – 59

Wickets – 59

Economy – 7.45

2) Isuru Udana – With a bowling style of left arm medium fast, he took a wicket yesterday with a stable economy of 6.3.

Matches – 32

Wickets – 26

Economy – 8.53

3) Wanindu Hasaranga- He took 2 wickets for Sri Lanka with an economy of 5 in his four over spell in their last match against England. He is one of the important bowlers for Sri Lanka and can prevent a whitewash in their next match.

Matches – 18

Wickets – 26

Economy – 6.38

4) Mark Wood – Mark Wood was quick and menacing. He took 2 wickets, including an important wicket of Kusal Mendis with an economy of 4.3. He is a skillful player who can turn the match for England’s favor easily.

Matches – 17

Wickets -26

Economy – 8.5

Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Dasun Shanaka – The right-handed batsman is a key player for Sri Lankan squad and played quite well in the first match of this series against England.

Matches – 41

Runs – 533

Highest Score – 54

Average – 16.65

Wickets – 11

Economy – 7.47

2) Sam Curran – His unbeaten 16 of 8 with a Strike rate of 200 with a boundary and six each, was what England needed yesterday and he proved to be a wise choice yet again. He even took a wicket for all his worth in the team.

Matches – 15

Runs – 66

Highest Score – 24

Average – 13.39

Wickets – 14

Economy – 8.35

Predicted Playing 11


Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Sri Lanka:

Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (c)(wk), Kusal Mendis, N Dickewalla, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, D Chameera


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