When and Where to Watch England vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming, Match Preview, Timings, and Pitch Report for 3rd T20I

When and Where to Watch England vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming, Match Preview, Timings, and Pitch Report for 3rd T20I

Eoin Morgan and Co have already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

England were comprehensive in the first of the three T20Is at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. However, at the same venue, they found themselves in a bit of strife on Thursday due to some accurate bowling from Sri Lanka.

Nevertheless, they won the encounter by five wickets- D/L Method. With the win, Eoin Morgan and Co also managed to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

The third and final game of the series is set to be played on Saturday, June 26 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Ahead of the game, Lanka have plenty to think about, especially their batting.

In both games, they strained to reach even the 120-run mark despite some power-hitting in the death overs.

Their skipper, Kusal Perera, isn’t in great touch either. In order to get past the ICC’s no.1 ranked T20I team and to evade a series loss, the Lankans need to pull a rabbit out of the hat next time.

Playing combination for ENG vs SL

England

England have chopped and changed a wee bit in the two games. Jos Buttler picked up a calf injury and has been ruled out of the series. Instead, Jonny Bairstow opened the batting, but he got a duck.

Jason Roy has threatened in the series, but the right-hander is yet to get a substantial score under his belt. Liam Livingstone has been impressive with both bat and ball. Adil Rashid has picked four wickets in the series, two apiece in each match.

Sam Curran and Chris Jordan haven’t flattered to deceive either. The onus will also be on skipper Morgan to deliver, both as a skipper and as a batsman.

Predicted XI

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (C), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Bench: Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Jos Buttler Sam Billings, David Willey

Sri Lanka

Barring Dasun Shanaka’s half-century in a losing cause, the Lankan batting has failed miserably to say the least. The openers- Danushka Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando couldn’t get going in both games.

Kusal Mendis scored 39 in the previous game, but the batter couldn’t go beyond a run-a-ball. Perera hasn’t been able to go beyond a run-a-ball in the series.

In the bowling department, Wanindu Hasaranga has two wickets to his name at an economy rate of four. Isuru Udana and Dushmantha Chameera have also gotten two wickets each. Akila Dananjaya has looked out of sorts as well.

Predicted XI

Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (C and WK), Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando

Bench: Ramesh Mendis, Ishan Jayaratne, Charith Asalanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Praveen Jayawickrama, Oshada Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwan Pradeep

ENG vs SL Head-to-Head

Overall

Played – 11 | England – 7 | Sri Lanka – 4 | N/R – 0

In England

Played – 6 | England – 3 | Sri Lanka – 3 | Draw – 0

ENG vs SL Broadcast Details

Match Timings – 07:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT

TV– Sony Sports Network

Online– Sony LIV