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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: England vs Sri Lanka - 1st ODI

England's Mark Wood celebrates
England's Mark Wood celebrates
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The 1st ODI of the three-match series between England and Sri Lanka will be played at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.

LIVE SCORES - England vs Sri Lanka - 1st ODI



In the last five matches between the two teams, England have won 3 while Sri Lanka have won 2.

The last clash between the two sides saw Sri Lanka beat England by 20 runs.

Jonny Bairstow is the top run-scorer for England with 419 runs from his last 7 matches at an average of 59 and a strike rate of 97. Sam Billings has also made 220 runs at a strike rate of 93 from his last 5 matches.

Mark Wood has been the best bowler for England and has picked up 8 wickets from his last 4 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 27 and an economy rate of 5.64. Adil Rashid has also picked up 8 wickets from his last 7 matches.

Danushka Gunathilaka is the top run-scorer for Sri Lanka with 404 runs from his last 7 matches at an average of 57 and a strike rate of 94. Wanindu Hasaranga has also made 313 runs at a strike rate of 119 from his last 10 matches.

Dushmantha Chameera has been the best bowler for Sri Lanka and has picked up 11 wickets from his last 5 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 25 and an economy rate of 4.44. Wanindu Hasaranga has also picked up 9 wickets from his last 10 matches.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs:

England - Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, George Garton

Sri Lanka - Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera (c), Pathum Nissanka/Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Binura Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - England

Who will win? – England

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Joe Root (England), Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adil Rashid (England), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

Most Sixes – Jonny Bairstow (England), Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka)

Player of the Match –  Joe Root

Team Scores Batting first – England 340+, Sri Lanka 260+

Match Handicap England

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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