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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: England vs Sri Lanka - 2nd T20I

England's Jos Buttler bumps fists with Sri Lanka Danushka Gunathilaka
England's Jos Buttler bumps fists with Sri Lanka Danushka Gunathilaka
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The 2nd T20I of the three-match series between England and Sri Lanka will be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

Live Scores and Stats - England vs Sri Lanka - 2nd T20I



Jos Buttler is the top run-scorer for England with 68 runs at a strike rate of 123. He has struck 8 fours and one six. Jason Roy has also made 36 runs at a strike rate of 163.

Adil Rashid has been the best bowler for England and has picked up 2 wickets while bowling at an average of 8 and an economy rate of 4.25.

With back to back T20Is being played, Mark Wood is expected to be rested with Tom Curran replacing him. David Willey can also make the XI in place of Sam Curran.

Dasun Shanaka is the top run-scorer for Sri Lanka with 50 runs at a strike rate of 113. He has struck 3 fours and 2 sixes. Kusal Perera has also made 30 runs at a strike rate of 115.

Leg spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has been the best bowler for Sri Lanka and has bowled at an economy rate of 3.00. Dushmantha Chameera has one wicket at an average of 24.

With Nuwan Pradeep conceding 23 runs from his two overs was upon his return to the T20I side, 6'6 quick Binura Fernando who can extract awkward bouce is expected to get the nod. Akila Dananjaya was also ineffective and Lakshan Sandakan can take his place.

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

Sri Lanka - Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (c & wk), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando

England - Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran

 

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) – Adil Rashid (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 180+, 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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