This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 3rd ODI between England and Sri Lanka that is scheduled to take place on the 4th July 2021.
England has made the lead of 2-0 in this three-match ODI series by a victory in the second ODI at London. England again opted to field against Sri Lanka and restricted them on a manageable total of 241. Sam Curran bowled an outstanding spell in the first power play as the left-arm pacer picked his five-fer in his ODI career. David Willey also picked 4 wickets and in the batting department, Roy scored 60 runs and Morgan and Root also made half-centuries as England chased the target with ease.
On the other hand, Dhananjaya De Silva played a really good knock of 91 and assisted Sri Lanka to put the fighting total on the board. Shanaka also scored 47 runs in the lower order. In the bowling department, only Hasaranga and Karunaratne got each wicket; otherwise, all bowled failed to impress against the powerful batting unit of England as they faced defeat by 8 wickets.
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
Pitch and Weather: The pitch at Bristol will be as similar as in the first two ODIs of the series. The batsmen will enjoy their batting here as it will be another high-scoring contest between the two teams. However, the pacers will get assistance during the powerplay overs but it will be the batsmen’s game throughout the match. The weather in Bristol will be cloudy as there are chances of some showers during the playtime. However, it shouldn’t affect the match that much. The temperature of Bristol will be around 19°C.
Date and Time: July 4, 2021, 11 PM Local, 3.30 PM IST.
Probable Playing XIs
England has sealed the series by 2-0 but the host will aim to sweep this series as they will look to stick with the same XI as they played in the second ODI match. Sam Curran bowled brilliantly in the second ODI and Captain Eoin Morgan also ended his long drought of runs with his fifty.
Sri Lanka made some changes in the second ODI and batted quite well after early wickets in the powerplay. So visitors will likely stick with the same XI in this last match of the tour. Sri Lanka will aim to end this horrible tour on a good note and put up some fight against the top-ranked team in the world.
England: Jonny Bairstow(wk), Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Dawid Wiley, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera (c & wk), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Asitha Fernando.
England is a dominant side in this series so they will start as favorites to win this match against Sri Lanka.
Batsmen: Jason Roy has been outstanding in the second ODI match as the opener scored 60 runs. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan also scored Fifty in the second ODI. Dasun Shanaka will be an important option for the Sri Lanka team.
Wicket-Keeper: Jonny Bairstow has been in good form in this series, so he will be the only must-pick option from the wicket-keeping section.
All-Rounders: Dhananjaya De Silva played a really good knock of 91 in the last match. Sam Curran took five wickets in the second ODI so he will be a must-pick option. Wanindu Hasaranga is also providing points with both bat and ball.
Bowlers: David Willey took four wickets in the second ODI against Sri Lanka. Chamika Karunaratne scored 21 runs and also took one wicket in the last match. Binura Fernando will be another good pick from the bowling section.
Fantasy Team: Jonny Bairstow(vc), Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Dasun Shanaka, Sam Curran(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya De Silva, David Willey, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando.
Captain – Sam Curran
Sam Curran took five wickets in the second ODI against Sri Lanka and he will also provide points with his bat so he will be the best pick for the captain in this match.
Vice-Captain – Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow has been in good form from the start of the campaign. He gets started in every match so he will be the best pick for the vice-captain.