ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for Today match.
England and Sri Lanka will be play the 2nd T20I match at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
ENG vs SL 2nd T20I Match Preview
England, as expected, won the first match comfortably by eight wickets. Bowling first, they restricted the Lankans to a below-par score of just 129. All the bowlers chipped in with their performance. Sam Curran and Adil Rashid was their standout bowlers as both picked up 2 wickets each. Liam Livingstone, a part-time leg spinner, also bowled a couple of overs with the ball and picked up a wicket. Mark Wood and Chris Jordon also picked up a wicket each.
Talking about their batting, Jason Roy and Jos Buttler gave them a fantastic start. Buttler was their stand-out batsman in this game. The wicket-keeper batsman smashed 68* off 55 balls and took his team over the line. The middle-order did not get much chance as the openers almost finished the game.
It was on the cards that the Lankans are going to struggle. Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first. Batting first, the team managed to score just 129 runs. All the batters struggled against a quality attack. Skipper Kusal Perera and Dasun Shanaka batted decently and scored 30 and 50 runs respectively but were very slow in their approach. The middle-order also did not perform in this game. If Sri Lanka is to make a comeback in this series, their batters need to step in and play big knocks.
The Lankans also had poor bowling performance and leaked many runs in the powerplay. Dushmantha Chameera and Isuru Udana picked up a wicket each. Apart from these two, Wanindu Hasaranga also bowled economically by just giving 12 runs from his 4 overs.
The English team again are the favorites going into this game and it would be interesting to see if the Lankans can put up a fighting performance going into this game.
ENG vs SL Match Details
England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Sri Lanka tour of England 2021
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date: 24th June 2021
Time: 11:00 PM IST
ENG vs SL Pitch Condition
Average total score: 160
Average 1st innings score: 163
(The average score is based on last 5 matches played so far at this venue)
Though the Lankans struggled to score big runs in the first innings, the pitch is good enough to score 150-160 runs, and that could be seen if England bat first. The chasing team has won 5 out of 7 T20I games played with assistance from the seamers. Winning the toss and bowling would be an ideal choice on this ground.
(The team batting second has won five out of the seven games played at this venue so far in this season.)
ENG vs SL Dream11 Team News
- They are likely to go with the same playing XI.
- They do not have many resources on the bench as well. They are likely to go with the same playing XI
Probable Playing XI
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (capt), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (C/Wk), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep.
Top Picks for ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction
(1 M, 36 R, 36 A)
Jason Roy will be coming into this game after playing some brilliant knocks in the T20 Blast. Roy scored 36 runs in the last game. He is a very good pick for ENG vs SL 2nd T20I Dream11 fantasy team.
(1 M, 68 R, 68 A)
The wicket-keeper batsman played an outstanding knock of 68 runs in the last game. Jos Buttler is a very good Captain choice in ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction Team.
(1 M, 7 R, 7 A)
He is currently the number one ranked T20I batsman in the world. Malan will bat at No 3. He managed to score just 7 runs in the last game.
(1 M, 13 R, 13 A)
He will bat in the middle order and is a very aggressive batsman. Bairstow scored 13* runs in the last game.
(1 M, 3 O, 2 W)
He is another good all-rounder for the team. He will bowl 2-3 overs in the powerplay. Curran picked up 2 wickets in the last game.
(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)
Wood is known for his extreme pace. He bowled really well against their recent series against India. Wood has picked up 1 wicket in the last game.
(60 M, 210 O, 70 W)
He will bowl in the death. Jordon is a very experienced fast bowler who can pick up wickets in a bunch in the death overs. He picked up 1 wicket in the last game.
(1 M, 3 O, 0 W)
Woakes can give those early breakthroughs with his swing bowling. He had a brilliant IPL season recently. Woakes was wicketless in the last game.
(1 M, 4 O, 2 W)
He is a right-arm leg spinner who will bowl in the middle overs. He bowled very well in the last game and picked up 2 wickets.
(102 M, 2311 R, 29 A)
The English skipper will bat in the middle order. He is an outstanding player of the spin and is another player who can score big on his day. He did not get the chance to bat in the last game.
(1 M, 5 R, 5 A + 4 O, 0 W)
He is currently one of the best all-rounders in Sri Lanka and is a player who can give you points both with the bat and bowl. He went wicketless in the last game but was very economically.
(1 M, 30 R, 30 A)
He is the team’s skipper and is expected to bat in the top order. Perera is a very experienced player and is another solid player to watch out. He scored 30 runs in the last game.
(1 M, 19 R, 19 A)
He is been in a great touch recently and his ability with the bat is also very highly rated. Gunathilaka scored 19 runs in the last game.
(1 M, 3.1 O, 1 W)
He didn’t have very good records in T20I but Dushmantha Chameera performed very well in the recent series against Bangladesh. He picked up 1 wicket in the last game.
(1 M, 4 O, 1 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler who is known for his cutters. He picked up one wicket in the last game.
(1 M, 0 R, 0 A) Overall stats – (14 M, 195 R, 13 A)
Though the Lankans do not look like favourites, Avishka Fernando will be their key man if they win this game. He will open the innings and is a very aggressive batsman. He went for a duck in the last game.
(1 M, 50 R, 50 A)
He will bat in the lower middle order and do the finishing duties for the team. Shanaka scored a brilliant fifty in the last game.
ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction 2nd T20I
J Bairstow (C), K Perera
D Gunathilaka, J Roy, D Malan (Vc)
S Curran, W Hasaranga
Adil Rashid, C Jordan, M Wood, I Udana
Captain and Vice-captain choices
- J Buttler
- D Malan
- W Hasaranga
- Mark Wood
- Chris Jordan
We will update the final Dream11 Team on Telegram Channel.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.