SL vs ENG Dream11 Predictions, Team News, Match Preview & Playing 11
By Yash Mittal
SL vs ENG Dream11 Predictions
England tour of Sri Lanka, 2018
Sri Lanka vs England, 3rd ODI | SL vs ENG Dream11 Who Will Win
After witnessing a plethora of rain at Dambulla, with one match getting washed out, the caravan of England’s sojourn of the Lankan island moves to Pallekele where both sides will lock horns for the third ODI on Wednesday.
Beleaguered Sri Lanka look to stem the flow of defeats
31 defeats in their last 42 ODI matches, hosts Sri Lanka have hit the nadir; much like what England did during their last visit to the Lankan islands.
While they have received a much-needed fillip in the bowling line-up with the addition of Lasith Malinga- the veteran fast bowler claimed five-wickets in the last game, their batting remains a major issue, something which was evident right through the Asia Cup, as well as, in the last ODI against England.
After restricting England to a manageable 9-278 in 50 overs, the Lankan top-order faltered big time against the raw pace of Olly Stone (1-23) and Chris Woakes’ outswingers, who claimed figures of 3-26 to leave the hosts reeling at 4-31.
Dhananjaya de Silva (36) and Thisara Perera 944) held the fledgeling ship with a 43-run stand but it was all too late as Sri Lanka were behind the eight-ball game when the heavens opened up to bring an end to the proceedings, with the tourists still 40-runs behind as per the DLS par score.
With two matches already gone, the third match assumes pivotal importance for the hosts as another blip would result in England taking an unassailable lead in the series.
England look to assert dominance with another commanding performance
England’s resurgence in white-ball cricket has been a revelation ever since their disastrous 2015 World Cup campaign in Australia.
Unlike Sri Lanka, Eoin Morgan’s men have won 31 of their last 41 completed ODIs and they proved their versatility as a side in the last game. When faced with a slowish track and losing both openers relatively cheaply, England’s middle-order spearheaded by Joe Root (71) and skipper Eoin Morgan (92) consolidated the innings to take their side to a competitive 9-278 in 50 overs.
One thing that has been missing from an English ODI set-up is a genuine fast bowler who can crank it up in the high 140s. The visitors seem to be getting there with Oly Stone making an impressive debut in the last match against Sri Lanka’s top-order, and while they’ll miss the services of Liam Dawson, they have another exciting prospect in Joe Denly, who is coming off a great domestic season for Kent.
Venue:- Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
When:- Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 02:30 PM IST
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Pitch Conditions & Stats
The pitch at Palekelle is normally a great batting track which eases out considerably in the second half of the game
Total Matches- 22
Matches won batting first- 9
Matches won batting second- 13
In 21 matches played at the venue, Sri Lanka has won 10 of them with one match ending in a no result. England has a 1-1 W/L record at the venue that dates back to their 2014 tour.
Chances of Rain:- Very High
SL vs ENG Team News
England will miss the services of Liam Dawson, who has been ruled out of the rest of the series with a side strain.
Kent all-rounder Joe Denly is set to replace the left-arm spinner. However, he is unlikely to feature in the third ODI.
With very little time to acclimatise, Liam Plunkett is also unlikely to feature tomorrow.
Sri Lanka, too, will be without Kushal Perera. Perera has been ruled out due to a quad injury.
Sadeera Samarwickrama is expected to replace Perera.
Batsmen – Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root
All-rounders – Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Olly Stone, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes
SL vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Wicket-keeper – Both Jos Buttler and Niroshan Dickwella had an average game at Dambulla. However, Jos Butter is a prudent choice with the form he’s displayed throughout the summer.
Batsmen –Eoin Morgan (92) and Joe Root (71) scored half-centuries in the last game. You can also opt for the likes of Roy and Bairstow with the kind of form they’ve been in this year.
Upul Tharanga may have missed out in the last match but the left-hander has a pretty good record against the Poms.
All-rounders – Thisara Perera (1-37 & 44 not out) and Dhananjaya de Silva (1- 19 & 36 not out) had a great outing in the last game. From England, you may opt for the likes of Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Olly Stone (1-23) had a great first outing in the last game while Woakes (3-26) and Lasith Malinga (5-44) were the standout bowlers for their respective sides.
Captain/Vice-Captain Picks:- Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga
SL vs ENG Dream11 Team
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