Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: England vs Sri Lanka - 1st T20I
The 1st T20I of the three-match series between England and Sri Lanka will be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
In the last five matches between the two teams, England have won 4 while Sri Lanka have won one. The last encounter between the two sides saw England beat Sri Lanka by 30 runs in October 2018.
England have Jason Roy and Jos Buttler opening the batting for them with Joe Root, Liam Livingstone and Eoin Morgan in the middle order. Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood will be their key bowlers.
Jos Buttler is the top run-scorer for England with 345 runs from his last 9 matches at an average of 57 and a strike rate of 144.
Adil Rashid has been the best bowler for England and has picked up 10 wickets from his last 10 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 23 and an economy rate of 6.77.
Kusal Perera is the top run-scorer for Sri Lanka with 206 runs from his last 7 matches at an average of 34 and a strike rate of 134. Danushka Gunathilaka has also made 111 runs at a strike rate of 108 from his last 7 matches.
Wanindu Hasaranga has been the best bowler for Sri Lanka and has picked up 12 wickets from his last 9 matches while bowling at a strike rate of 15 and an economy rate of 7.29. Lakshan Sandakan has also picked up 10 wickets from his last 7 matches.
Sri Lanka will open with Kusal Perera and Avishka Fernando. Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella will take care of the middle order. Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan and Dushmantha Chameera are their main bowlers.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs:
Sri Lanka - Kusal Perera (c), Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera
England - Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, George Garton/David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - England
Who will win? – England
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jason Roy (England), Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mark Wood (England), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Jos Buttler (England), Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match – Jos Buttler
Team Scores Batting first – England 190+, Sri Lanka 160+
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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