This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 2nd ODI between England and Sri Lanka that is scheduled to take place on the 1st July 2021.
After managing the clean sweep in the T20I series, England started this three-match ODI series with a victory at Chester-le-Street against Sri Lanka. England have won the first ODI by five wickets. Chris Woakes was the man of the match for his brilliance of 4 wickets by conceding just 18 runs. David Willey also picked 3 wickets and Joe Root scored an unbeaten 79 in his comeback game.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka had another disappointing performance with the bat. Sri Lanka got all-out on just 185 as skipper Kusal Perera played a really good knock of 73 and assisted his team to reach a fighting total. Wanindu Hasaranga also scored 54 runs and in the bowling department, Dushmantha Chameera was again impressed with his pace bowling as he picked 3 wickets. In this match, England will want to seal the series and Sri Lanka will aim to bounce back and level the series.
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Pitch and Weather: The pitch of Kennington, Oval will be batting friendly in this match. Batsmen will enjoy their batting here as it will be another high-scoring match especially if the home side bats first. However, seamers will get assistance in the initial overs of powerplay. The weather in London will be clear as the game will finish without any interruption due to rain. The temperature will remain around 21° during match hours.
Date and Time: July 1, 2021, 1.00 PM Local, 5.30 PM IST.
Probable Playing XIs
England is unlikely to make any change in the second ODI as they had a very convincing victory in the first ODI match of the series. English skipper will aim to score some runs and Livingstone will look to make use of his opportunity in this second ODI against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka had another disappointing match as they will look to play with more intent while batting. Kusal Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga had a good match with the bat and Chameera took wickets. However, Sri Lanka had suspension issues with the squad before the first ODI, so they are also unlikely to change the playing XI.
England: Jonny Bairstow(wk), Liam Livingstone, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Dawid Wiley, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera (c & wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama.
England have won the first ODI convincingly, as they will start favourites in this second ODI match against Sri Lanka.
Batsmen: Liam Livingstone and Joe Root will be important picks from the batting section. Both batsmen will be in the top order as both will have a chance to score big in this match. Pathum Nissanka will be an important pick from the Sri Lankan side in this match.
Wicket-Keepers: Kusal Perera and Jonny Bairstow will be the two best wicket-keeping options in this match.
All-Rounders: Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali are important options from the all-rounder section. Chris Woakes picked four wickets and Moeen Ali scored 28 runs and picked one wicket in the first match. Wanindu Hasaranga scored 54 runs in the first match.
Bowlers: Mark Wood and Dawid Wiley looked in good rhythm in the first match. Dushmantha Chameera bowled well for Sri Lanka and he will aim to continue his good rhythm in this second ODI as well.
Fantasy Team: Kusal Perera, Jonny Bairstow(c), Pathum Nissanka, Liam Livingstone, Joe Root(VC), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mark Wood, Dawid Wiley, Dushmantha Chameera.
Captain – Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow has been in good form in this white-ball campaign so far. He will be the best pick for the captain in this match.
Vice-Captain – Joe Root
Joe Root scored 79 not out in his comeback game in the ODI match, so he will be the best pick for the vice-captain in this match.