SRI vs ENG Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – England Tour of Sri Lanka, Match 2
Like the first Test, England are expected to have it easy in the second.
Updated - Jan 21, 2021 7:08 pm
The 2nd match of the Test Series between Sri Lanka and England will be played at the Galle International Stadium, Galle.
This match will start at 10:00 AM IST and local time (4:30 AM GMT). This match can be watched on Sony Sport’s Network and will be live-streamed on Sony Liv.
After a horrendous time in the rainbow nation, it was thought that the lions of Sri Lanka will find their roar back in their den. However, the Three Lions proved the significant gulf in class between the two sides in the first Test. Despite playing away from home and a long list of absentees, Joe Root’s men registered a comfortable victory.
They bowled Sri Lanka out for just 135 in the first innings and posted a mammoth 421 in response. While the Lankan batsmen did a commendable job in the second innings to avoid an innings defeat, it was only a mere consolation as an English win was imminent by then.
SRI vs ENG Weather Report for Match 2:
It will be cloudy for all five days of the Test match, but there are no significant chances of rain. The temperature will be around 29 °C.
The pitch Galle International Stadium will be inclined towards the batsmen. As for the bowlers, the onus will be on spinners as they are likely to excel here.
Average first innings score:
323 (Last 5 test matches)
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 2, Lost – 3, Draw – 0
Injury & Availability News:
Sri Lanka have dropped Kusal Mendis for the second Test while Dimuth Karunaratne has been ruled out. Roshen Silva will replace Mendis in the line-up.
They have also released Lahiru Kumara, Minod Bhanuka, and Nuwan Pradeep from bio-bubble.
England have released their playing XI.
SRI vs ENG Probable Playing XIs:
Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Roshen Silva, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Asitha Fernando/Suranga Lakmal
Suranga Lakmal/Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Ramesh Mendis, Oshada Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan
Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (captain), Dan Lawrence, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Sam Curran, Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Mark Wood, James Anderson.
Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes, Olly Stone
SRI vs ENG Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:
Lahiru Thirimanne batted well in the second innings of the first Test. His 11 helped Sri Lanka avoid an innings defeat.
Angelo Mathews is another Sri Lankan batsman who looked in good touch in the second innings. The experienced campaigner scored 71 runs.
Joe Root proved why he still is one of the best batsmen from the current era, as he smashed 228 runs in the first Test.
Dan Lawrence never looked like a newbie, as he showed great temperament and class in the first Test. He scored 71 runs in the first Test.
Dom Bess rattled the Sri Lankan batting lineup in the first Test. He picked up 5 wickets in the first innings and added 3 more to his tally in the second.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Joe Root, Angelo Mathews, Jonny Bairstow
Vice-Captain Options – Lahiru Thirimanne, Dom Bess, Dinesh Chandimal
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SRI vs ENG 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kusal Perera
Batsmen – Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews (VC), Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (C), Jonny Bairstow
All-Rounders – Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers – Lasitha Embuldeniya, Dom Bess, Jack Leach, James Anderson
12th Man – Jos Buttler
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SRI vs ENG 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler
Batsmen – Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne (VC), Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow (C), Zak Crawley
All-Rounders – Sam Curran
Bowlers – Lasitha Embuldeniya, Dilruwan Perera, Dom Bess, Jack Leach
12th Man – Kusal Perera
Since the pitch is expected to favour the batsmen, you can pick five batsmen in both of your 11Wickets Fantasy teams.
Today’s SRI vs ENG Probable Winners:
England are expected to win this match.