When and Where to Watch England vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming, Match Preview, Timings, and Pitch Report for 3rd ODI
The Lankans have lost the ODI series, but have Super League points to fight for.
Updated - Jul 3, 2021 12:09 pm
The ODI series between England and Sri Lanka has turned out to be a one-sided affair thus far. The Three Lions have already taken a 2-0 lead with an eight-wicket won Thursday at the Kennington Oval in London.
In both the first two encounters, the Brits chased down targets without dropping much sweat. The Lankan bowlers have only been able to pick up eight English wickets in the two matches. The third and final ODI is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 4 at the County Ground in Bristol.
The venue recently hosted an ODI between India Women and England Women and the track wasn’t tough to bat. As far as the Lankans are concerned, their last match on their UK campaign holds significance despite them losing the series.
Kusal Perera and Co would be looking for useful points in the Super League. However, beating an in-form England team won’t be a walk in the park for them by any means.
Playing Combinations for ENG vs SL
The hosts have chopped and changed quite a bit in their playing eleven. Tom Curran bowled well last time, but couldn’t get a wicket. He might make way for Chris Woakes, who won the Player of the Match award in the first ODI.
Mark Wood hasn’t had much luck going in his favour either. Joe Root is the leading run-scorer of the series with back-to-back fifties and he’s yet to be dismissed.
Jason Roy also played brilliantly after replacing Liam Livingstone in the eleven. Adil Rashid hasn’t done much with the ball thus far and he will be looking to add to his tally in the ODI wickets column.
Jonny Bairstow(wk), Liam Livingstone/Jason Roy, 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/Liam Livingstone, George Garton, Dawid Malan
For the Lankans, Dhananjaya de Silva has scored the most runs in the series. He didn’t play the first game but turned up with 91 runs at the KIA Oval. He played at a strike rate of 100 before getting out to a mistimed pull shot.
Dasun Shanaka also played a handy knock of 47 runs in the previous match. Kusal Perera scored a fifty in the first game before failing to perform in the second.
Wanindu Hasaranga has been impressive with the bat, having scored 80 runs with a top score of 54. Moreover, he has also been the most economical among the Sri Lankan bowlers, who have bowled 10 or more overs.
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 – 77 | England – 38 | Sri Lanka – 36 | Tie – 1 |N/R – 2
Played – 34 | England – 18 | Sri Lanka – 14 | Tie – 1 |N/R – 1
ENG vs SL Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 03:30 PM IST, 11:00 AM local time
Telecast and Live Streaming – Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv