This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the second match of three-match T20I series between England and Sri Lanka that is scheduled to take place on the 24th of June 2021.
England started their limited overs campaign brilliantly as the home side completely dominated the first T20I against Sri Lanka and won the match convincingly. England showed brilliance with the ball as they restricted Sri Lanka at a very affordable total of 129. Adil Rashid and Sam Curran picked 2 wickets respectively.
On the other hand, captain Kusal Parera showed some patience on the pitch as he managed to score 30 but other top order batsmen failed to score against quality English bowling attack. However, Shanka played a brilliant knock down the order as he scored 50 runs before getting out on the last delivery of the inning. Sri Lanka will aim to bounce back in this match and England will look to continue their winning streak and clinch the series in this second T20I Match.
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Pitch and Weather: The pitch of this second T20I match will play similarly like it played during the first match of the series. The bowlers will get a bit of help with the new ball, but batsmen will enjoy it in most of the overs. Weather should be clear in this match as the match will be completed without any interruption due to rain.
Date and Time: June 24 2021, 6.30 Local, 11 PM IST.
Probable Playing XIs
England won the first T20I match comfortably as they will not change the playing XI in this match. Their bowling attack performed brilliantly including Adil Rashid and Sam Curran. Their batting unit also completed the chase with ease.
Sri Lanka lost the first T20I against England at the same venue but the visitors will not like to change their XI in this match. They would like to change their approach in this match and come better as a batting unit.
England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Johnny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood.
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (c), Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep.
England is a way ahead in terms of quality of the side and they are unbeaten in this format at Cardiff so they will start as favourites in this match as well against Sri Lanka.
Batsmen: Jason Roy and Dawid Malan are the must pick option from the batting section. Both the top order batsmen are in good form in white ball cricket. Danushka Gunathilaka will be an important pick from the Sri Lankan batting side.
All-Rounders: Sam Curran will be a must pick option from the all-rounder section as he picked two wickets in the last match. Shanaka will be another good pick from the all-rounder section as he scored 50 runs in the first T20I against England.
Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler, Johnny Bairstow and Kusal Parera all three Wicket-Keepers will be important picks in this match. Jos Buttler and Johnny Bairstow will be the good picks for captain and vice-captain.
Bowlers: Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid will be must pick options from the England bowling section. Isuru Udana will be a good pick from the Sri Lankan bowling section.
Fantasy Team: Jos Buttler(c), Johnny Bairstow, Kusal Parera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Sam Curran(VC), Dasun Shanaka, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Isuru Udana.
Captain – Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler looked in terrific form in the first T20I match and he will also give the Points with his wicket-keeping so he will be best pick for the Captaincy choice in your fantasy team.
Vice Captain – Sam Curran
Sam Curran looked in good rhythm as the pace bowler bowled in powerplay and in death overs. He will be good pick for the vice-captain choice.