November 5, 2018
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SL vs ENG Dream11 Prediction SL vs ENG Test | SL vs ENG Team News, Playing11

By Dheeraj Singh @thakurdrajsingh

SL vs ENG Dream11 Match Predictions

England tour of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Match Preview

After a 3-1 drubbing in ODI series, Sri Lanka eyes to bounce back in the first test match at Galle which will be remembered as the final test of the Sri Lankan veteran Rangana Herath. The first of the three test match series between Sri Lanka and England starts on Tuesday at Galle International Stadium, Galle.

Earlier, England won the rain-affected 5-match ODI series by 3-1 and the only solitary T20I by 30 runs. This is the last chance for the hosts to salvage pride after the dismal show in ODI series. Also, the hosts would be keen to give a remarkable farewell to their second stalwart- Rangana Herath at his fortress at Galle, after Muralitharan.

Rangana Herath’s final test of the career

@ Sky Sports | Rangana Herath to retire after Galle test

Sri Lankan veteran announced his retirement from the international career naming Galle test to be his final outing. Rangana Herath, who is currently tenth in the list of highest wicket takers with 430 wickets in his bag, started his test career against Australia at the same ground in 1999. He has taken 99 wickets from 18 Tests in Galle and will be recorded for the longest playing career for Sri Lanka in Test cricket.

In his final test, Rangana Herath would be eyeing to surpass Richard Hadlee (431) and Kapil Dev (434) and while he retires, Herath will be the last active player from the 20th century to play a Test.

Weather forecast:

@ | Lots of rain expected for next five days

Alike the tour so far, rain is expected to be the third side to take part in the Test series. Lots of rain is forecasted which may interfere with the excitement. As far as pitch conditions are valued, spinners will have an upper hand.

Venue- Galle International Stadium, Galle

Matchday- Nov 06, Tue – Nov 10 Sat at 10 AM IST

Read on for SL vs ENG  team news and SL vs ENG  dream11 prediction.

SL vs ENG Team News:

  • Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of the Galle Test
  • Uncapped Ben Foakes is expected to keep in the first test
  • Stuart Broad is likely to be dropped in the first test
  • Both the teams are expected to go with a plenty of spinners
  • Lahiru Kumara has been replaced by Dushmantha Chameera in the 16-man squad
  • Lahiru has been found guilty of breaching the team’s code of conduct
  • Akila Dhananjaya, Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath are expected to lead the home side

Stay connected for more SL vs ENG  team news.


Sri Lanka-

Dinesh Chandimal (C), Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Malinda Pushpkumara, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis,  Niroshan Dickwella, Roshen Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Akila Danajaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Surgana Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara


Joe Root, Rory Burns, Moeen Ali, Jimmy Anderson,  Stuart Broad,  Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Keaton Jennings, Jack Leach, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes

SL vs ENG  Playing 11:

The probable SL vs ENG  playing 11 is listed below.


Wicketkeeper: Niroshan Dickwella

Batsmen: Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal (C), Kusal Mendis, Kaushal Silva,

All-rounder: Dananjaya de Silva, Dilruwan Perera,

Bowlers: Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Rangana Herath


Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler/Ben Foakes

Batsmen: Joe Root (C), Rory Burns, Keaton Jennings

All-rounder: Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes

Bowlers: Sam Curran/Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jack Leach, James Anderson

SL vs ENG  Dream11 Team:

In wicketkeeper, we will pick Niroshan Dickwella as he comes up the order to bat than Jos Buttler and Ben Foakes. Also, there’s uncertainty over the keeper in the visitor’s squad. One of Buttler and Foakes will keep the wickets. If Foakes keeps the wicket, Buttler will play as a specialist batsman.

In batsmen, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Joe Root and Rory Burns will be right choices.

In all-rounder,  Dilruwan Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva and Moeen Ali will be perfect.

Fantasy Tip: The pitch is expected to assist spinner more. So, we will pick more of them.

In bowlers, Rangana Herath is a must. From England, we will pick Adil Rashid for his ability to turn the ball. Jimmy Anderson will be perfect pick in pacers. His swing abilities will be crucial in starting.

You can choose this SL vs ENG  Dream11 team or make your own.

Disclaimer- Management can take any decision at the last moment. The SL vs ENG dream11 match predictions we are providing here is based on our research and analysis. We urge you to pick your SL vs ENG playing 11 and make your own SL vs ENG Dream11 team if you feel so. Also, hit the bell icon to never miss an important update from us.

Dheeraj Singh @thakurdrajsingh

It might be a just another game for you, but for me, Cricket is something which I live for. From following cricket teams to keeping an eye on every new update in the cricketing world, I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.

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