When and Where to Watch England vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming, Match Preview, Timings, and Pitch Report for 2nd ODI
Kusal Perera and Co need to pull a rabbit out of the hat to end their winless streak on the English tour.
The opening ODI between England and Sri Lanka in Chester-le-Street turned out to be a one-sided affair. After being put in to bat first, the Lankans huffed and puffed and were bowled out for 185 in 42.3 overs.
Barring skipper Kusal Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga, none of their batters could show a fight. Defending the modest score, Lanka chipped in with regular wickets after a blazing start from the English openers.
However, the Three Lions held their nerves and romped to victory by five wickets and 15.1 overs to spare. The second ODI is set to take place on Thursday, July 1 at the Kennington Oval. The Lankans need to put forth a better show with the bat if they want to make a comeback in the series.
England, on the other hand, started the ODI series on a grand note after the 3-0 whitewash in the T20Is. Bearing in mind the form of both teams, it goes without saying that the hosts will start as the favourites in the second match.
Playing Combinations for ENG vs SL
Jason Roy didn’t play the last game and Liam Livingstone was preferred ahead of him. The latter didn’t have a great outing and might be benched. Roy, on the contrary, might get a chance in place of Jonny Bairstow as a part of England’s rotation policy.
Bairstow scored a 21-ball 43 the last time around. Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings will want to make amends after the single-digit scores. Moeen Ali scored 28, but at a strike rate under 50.
In the bowling department, Chris Woakes was the standout performer with four wickets at an economy of 1.80. Mark Wood also managed to get three scalps.
Jonny Bairstow (wk)/Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Bench: Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Jason Roy/Jonny Bairstow, George Garton, Dawid Malan
The Lankans need to sort out their batting woes before the next game. Perera looked impressive as he scored 73 off 81 with seven fours before David Willey dismissed him.
Wanindu Hasaranga was excellent as he notched a 65-ball 54 at a stage when the visitors needed a helping hand desperately. Hasaranga was also the most economical bowler for the Lankans, though he couldn’t get a wicket.
The rest of the batters strained to get in the double figures. Dushmantha Chameera bowled well as he picked up three important wickets. The other bowlers need to show some consistency as well.
Kusal Perera (C), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama
Bench: Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Asitha Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Ishan Jayaratne
ENG vs SL Head-to-Head
Played – 76 | England – 37 | Sri Lanka – 36 | Tie – 1 |N/R – 2
Played – 33 | England – 17 | Sri Lanka – 14 | Tie – 1 |N/R – 1
ENG vs SL Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 05:30 PM IST, 01:00 PM local time
Telecast and Live Streaming – Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv