SL vs ENG Today Match Prediction : Sri Lanka will take on England in the first of two Test matches in Galle from Thursday, 14th January. Sri Lanka is coming with a series loss in South Africa and they will look to bounce back here. On the other hand, England who whitewashed Sri Lanka back in 2018 will look to continue from where they left.
Here we are going to discuss strengths and weakness of Sri Lanka as well as of England and will also make our SL vs ENG Today Match Prediction
Sri Lanka’s strength is their batting line up of Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dasun Shanaka and Niroshan Dickwell as a few of them did well in South Africa and now they can score big runs in their home conditions and then in bowling they have the spin trio of Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya and Wanindu Hasaranga who can created a lot of problems for England on spin pitches.
On the other hand, England have a new and young batting line up for this series as Ben Stokes and Rory Burns aren’t here so Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow will be the key in the batting and the likes of Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley and Jos Buttler too have proved in Test cricket so far and then in bowling they have James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, Dominic Bess and Jack Leach who have been in good form for a while.
Sri Lanka’s weakness is the inconsistency of their players and neither they have an established playing 11 so it can affect players’ confidence and rhythm and they also don’t have a good pacer who can do something with new ball.
On the other hand, England have a young and new batting line up for this series and Sri Lankan spinners will not be easy for them.
Here we are going to discuss both Sri Lanka and England’s playing combination and probable playing XIs who will be useful for making SL vs ENG Dream11 Team
Sri Lanka is expected to go with six batsman, two all rounders, two spinners and one pacer. On the other hand, England too can go with a similar line up.
SL vs ENG Prediction, Playing 11
Sri Lanka :
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Matthews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal
Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (c), Dan Lawrence, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
SL vs ENG Today Match Prediction :
Here we are going to discuss about a few players from both sides who can be very good picks for SL vs ENG Dream 11 Prediction teams
Wanindu Hasaranga : He impressed in his debut Test series against South Africa and the leg spinner should enjoy bowling in his home conditions and he is a handy batsman.
Joe Root : He is an experienced batsman and has done very well in Asia and will look to start his new year on a high note. He has 17 Test 100 in his career so far.
Dimuth Karunaratne : The captain of Sri Lanka scored a fantastic hundred against South Africa in his last Test innings last week and he will look to carry that form into this series.
Jos Buttler : He is also a good batsman of spin and in the absence of Ben Stokes he will be a key batsman for his team in the middle order.