SL vs ENG Dream11 team Predictions:
The England tour of Sri Lanka is shaping out to be quite a shocker for the hosts as the visitors blew them away in the 1st game of this two-game test series. This meant that the England managed to grab those important World Championship points that has kept them afloat in the hunt.
On the contrary, Sri Lanka who have been rattled by 3 consecutive defeats have to find a way to counter punch the English men. The 2nd game between the teams will start on 22nd January at the Galle International stadium.
The conditions are expected to be similar to the first one with the pitch keeping low and assisting the slower bowlers with soil popping up as the game progresses.
SL vs ENG Dream11 team Predictions: Recommended teams
Looking at every player’s recent form, the ideal eleven should have 1 Wicket-Keeper, 5 Batsmen, 1 All-rounder and 4 bowlers.
Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler and K Parera
Batsmen: Joe Root, Daniel Lawrence, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne
All-rounders: Sam Curran.
Bowlers: Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Dilruwan Perera and Lasith Embuldeniya.
SL vs ENG Dream11 team Predictions: Wicket-keepers
Kusal Perera showed the intent and initiative in the first innings and was off to a good start in the second, but fell going for the glory shot. He delivered 99 Dream11 points.
Niroshan Dickwella wasn’t such a bad customer behind the stumps but his stint with the willow could have been much better. His scored of 12 and 29 has to convert into a fifty or a seventy for the team to succeed in the 2nd Test.
Jos Buttler has been one of the better wicket-keepers who plays spin decently well. Despite just contributing with 89 points, he will be someone to watch out for in the second outing. Ben Foakes who was exceptional in the last Sri Lankan will have to wait for his opportunity.
SL vs ENG Dream11 team Predictions: Batsmen
Lahiru Thirimanne stamped his authority at the top of the order with a match saving effort that gave them a small lead.
Kusal Mendis who comes in at 3 has to find some form for the team to post a big total. He is going through a brief period of low scores and the only way he can defy this is to apply himself.
Dinesh Chandimal who has been the skipper has to lead the side from the front by scoring as much as possible. It is high time that he gets a big hundred in his backyard.
Angelo Mathews is more of a batsman as he gets limited opportunities to bowl. But his experience with the bat is what takes precedence when the chips are down. He amassed 94 runs in two innings, counter attacking the opponents well.
On the other hand, Zak Crawley might get another chance to prove himself after falling cheaply in the first one with the likes of Ben Foakes and Olly Pope longing to play for the side.
His partner Dominic Sibley has also come under heavy scanner after the right-handed player has struggled in the last couple of games.
Jonny Bairstow who plays as a pure batsman arrived to the party when the side lost the openers pretty well. His partnership with Joe Root enabled the side run away with the game by the end of 2nd day.
Joe Root has finally found his luck as the skipper notched up one of the best overseas double hundreds by an English-batsmen in difficult conditions.
SL vs ENG Dream11 team Predictions: All-rounders
Dasun Shanaka is someone who should prevent the tail coming into the scene by scoring as much as possible. He has the technique and potential to achieve it. He can also bowl some medium pace for the side.
On the other hand, Dan Lawrence looked extremely compact with his technique against spin as he scored an important 73 in tough conditions. He can also roll his wrists if the frontline spinners need some rest.
On the other hand, there is no introduction required for the bowling all-rounder Sam Curran who bowled well taking two wickets in a not so helpful deck. There is a very meek responsibility of Mooen Ali coming into the eleven after the all-rounder seems to have recovered from Corona virus.
SL vs ENG Dream11 team Predictions: Bowlers
Lasith Embuldeniya bowled his heart out and almost induced a mini collapse in the first innings. The youngster deserves heaps of praises as he took 5 wickets in the match.
Even though Asitha Fernando is considered as a defensive option at home, he did a decent job picking up two wickets at an economy of 3.10.
Wanindu Hasaranga’s lack of wickets should be a huge headache for the side as he was taken for the cleaners in the first game.
The off-spinner Dilruwan Perera looked lethal as he ended up as the highest wicket taker in the 1st innings and will be automatically included in the eleven.
Stuart Broad who had previously struggled in Sri Lanka triggered the first innings collapse by picking up three important scalps.
His cause was further helped by Dom Bess who got his fifer without much of an effort. He managed to achieve this in just 10.1 overs. He once again pitched in with 3 wickets making it 8 wickets for the match.
His spin partner Jack Leach took the initiative in the second innings as he rattled the hosts’ batting order. Mark Wood who was the support pacer had little impact as he went wicketless even after bowling 27 overs.
Given a long overseas stint, the side might bring in James Anderson or Chris Woakes to manage the work load.
SL vs ENG Dream11 team Predictions: Predicted winner
Looking at the prediction platforms like Bet365 and Betway, this epic clash is expected to go England’s way with the hosts requiring a massive effort in the absence of key players to pull off an unlikely victory at the Galle .
SL vs ENG Dream11 team Predictions: Where to watch?
The 2nd Test match between Sri Lanka and England will be live telecasted on Sony Network for the cricket fans. The matches will be streamed on Sony Ten and its HD subsidiaries apart from the Sony LIV app.