England vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd ODI: Preview – Pitch Report, Enjoying Mixture and Head to Head report

On Thursday (July 01), England will tackle Sri Lanka within the 2nd One-Day Worldwide (ODI) of a three-match collection at The Oval in London.

The Eoin Morgan-led facet is already forward by 1-0 after recording a five-wicket win within the collection opener. England can be hoping for a win within the second ODI to be able to seal the collection.

However, Sri Lanka shall be trying ahead to bounce again and overwhelm the hosts within the second match to maintain the collection alive.

Pitch report:

The floor on the Kia Oval is kind of good for batting, and groups chasing the overall tends to benefit from the success. Within the final eight Day-Night time fixtures at The Oval, seven have been gained by the facet batting second.

Head to Head report:

Matches performed: 76 | England Gained: 37 | Sri Lanka Gained: 36 | Tied: 1 | No end result: 2

Enjoying Mixture:


Though England wouldn’t ideally look to vary the profitable mixture and persist with the identical enjoying XI for this match, however contemplating the upcoming fixtures in opposition to some high groups, Morgan and Co. may give relaxation to speedster Mark Wooden. Instead of Wooden, the group administration may rope in Tom Curran.

Dawid Malan has left the squad forward of the primary match citing private causes, and he’s not anticipated to re-join the outfit, not less than for the continuing collection. Liam Livingstone, who opened the innings with Jonny Bairstow within the first match, may get one other sport. Nonetheless, if Jason Roy regains full health, then he would change Livingstone.

ENG XI: Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone/Jason Roy, Joe Root, Sam Billings (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Mark Wooden/Tom Curran.

Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka’s choices are restricted as three gamers have been despatched dwelling for a breach of the COVID-19 protocols. The one change that appears doable contemplating the present squad is Isurua Udana, who may change Ramesh Mendis.

SL XI: Kusal Perera(c/wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Binura Fernando, and Praveen Jayawickrama, Ramesh Mendis/Isuru Udana.

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