The Sri Lanka cricket team is exploring England in June and July 2021 to play 3- One Day International (ODI) and 3-Twenty 20 International (T20I) matches. However, the ODI series will form part of the opening season 2020-2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. Whereas, On 4th June 2021, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) named a 24-man squad to explore in England. The Sri Lanka Cricket team on the England tour will be starting the 3-match T20I series at Cardiff ground from June 23rd, 2021. Check here ENG Vs SL 1st T20 Match Preview, Prediction, Squad, Live Streaming, When and Where to match England Vs Sri Lanka in India?.
However, England has announced their cricket summer involving both limited-overs and the Test series. Whereas, after beginning with the Test series loss against the BlackCaps; the hosts will be facing Sri Lanka in a limited-overs assignment. However, it will be a tough job in hand for visitors to go past the ranked T20I side at home. Young captain Kusal Parera , will led Sri Lanka.
ENG Vs SL 1st T20 Match Preview
England will take on Sri Lanka in the 1st of the 3-match T20I series, which will be starting from 23rd June. However, England’s last T20I series was against India, where they lost the series by 3-2. Whereas, they are a fully different side on home soil and will start as preferred for this match.
Similarly, Sri Lanka has lost their last four T20Is series and will be in fact tough for them as they tackle the big England side. Kusal Perera will lead the Lanka Lions in this tour. They have only won 1 match in their last 5 head-to-head contests against England, and it will be most interesting how they perform the match.
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date & Time: June 23rd 2021, at 11:00 PM IST and 6:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
Sophia Gardens has hosted 6 T20Is so far where teams are chasing have won 4 of those. Seamers will get plenty of encouragement from the surface. Going with the previous results, whoever wins the toss should bowl first.
ENG Vs SL : Prediction
England will be the favorite to win the match against Sri Lanka. England is in fact a good record at this venue, as the home side is yet to lose a single T20I match at Cardiff. Sri Lanka needs to play out to beat this England side on their situation.
ENG Vs SL: Squad
England squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Mark Wood.
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Wanindu Hasaranga Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera (C &wk), Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva,, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dhananjaya and Asitha Fernando.
When and Where to match England Vs Sri Lanka in India?
However, the 1st T20I between England and Sri Lanka will have a live telecast on Sony Six channel in India. Where as,the 1st T20I between England and Sri Lanka will have a live streaming on the SonyLIV application as well.
|Match||Date & Time||Venue||Live Telecast & Streaming|
|England vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I||June 23, 11 PM IST (6:30 PM local time)||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||Sony Sports Network, Sony Liv App & Website (In India)|