England vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup, Super 12 match no 29
England will face off against Sri Lanka in the 29th Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup. The English team are one of the hot contenders for the title, while the Asian side is more or less out of it now. Both teams will be keen on a win, with the latter hoping to cause an upset and possibly keep their hopes alive of qualification to the semis. It will not be easy and betting in India will be in England’s favour.
The English team, led by Eoin Morgan, are being seen as the most likely finalists for the 2021 T20 World Cup. All their departments are firing and the team seems on a roll at the moment. The 2019 World Cup champs defeated Australia in the last game. The likes of Adil Rashid, Liam Livingston, Chris Jordan and Chris Woakes delivered just the right spells to set up the win. They will want to play yet another good cricket match now.
Riding on stunning bowling performances, England had defeated Bangladesh and West Indies in the games before that.
England squad: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills, David Willey, Tom Curran, Mark Wood, Sam Billings
The Sri Lankans lost a game they should’ve won easily against South Africa. Lahiru Kumara gave away 18 runs in five balls of the last over as Kagiso Rabada and David Miller sealed the game. The win would have put Sri Lanka in a much more comfortable position. However, earlier in the game, Hasaranga took a hat-trick and registered a three for, helping Dasun Shanaka and company put up a decent bowling display for most part of the game.
Riding on opener Pathum Nissanka’s 72 off 58 balls, Lanka posted a 142 run total. No other batsman could make any significant contribution.
Sri Lanka squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Dushmantha Chameera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando
England and Sri Lanka have faced each other 12 times in T20Is. The English have won 8 matches while Lankans have won on four occasions.
The mighty England will go against Sri Lanka, who have been trying to get their wheels running consistently. Looking at England’s form, Eoin Morgan and company should win the game.
Date and Time:
November 1, 2021 (Monday), 3:30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah