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 T20I between England and Sri Lanka that is scheduled to take place on the 26th of June 2021.
England started their limited-overs campaign against Sri Lanka with a three-match T20I series where the first two matches were played at Cardiff. England won both the matches convincingly as their bowling unit performed brilliantly and restricted opposition on the manageable scores.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka batted first on both occasions but failed to score enough runs in the first inning. Their top order failed to create a partnership in both matches and all-rounders also failed to make an impact down the order. In this match, England will aim to win this match and clinch the series by 3-0, and Sri Lanka will look to finish this T20I series on a winning note.
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton.
Pitch and Weather: The pitch of Southampton will be batting friendly in this last match of the series. 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 of Southampton will be clear as the game will finish without any interruption due to rain. The temperature will remain around 17° during match hours.
Date and Time: June 26, 2021, 6.30 PM Local, 11 PM IST.
Probable Playing XIs
Jos Buttler missed the last match due to a calf injury and Chris Woakes has been rested too, as Sam Billings and David Willey replaced them in the second T20I match. Sam Curran and Adil Rashid performed in both the matches and Livingstone finished the chase with Curran and Billings.
Sri Lanka also made changes in the last game as Niroshan Dickwella and Binura Fernando replaced Dhananjaya De Silva and Nuwan Pradeep respectively. Udana and Hasaranga performed with the ball but Sri Lanka will expect runs from the top order in this match.
England: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood.
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (c), Kusal Mendis (wk), Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Binura Fernando.
England is a dominant side in both the games in this series against visitors as they will start favorites to win this match against Sri Lanka.
Batsmen: Jason Roy and Dawid Malan will be important picks from the batting section. England’s top order failed to score in the last match but they will aim to perform in this match against Sri Lanka. Kusal Mendis will be a good option from the visiting side as he looked in the form in the last match.
All-Rounders: Sam Curran and Wanindu Hasaranga will be the must-pick options from the all-rounder’s section. Sam Curran took wickets in both matches and finished the last game with a bat. On the other hand, Hasaranga also took wickets in the second T20I match.
Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Kusal Perera all three Wicket-Keepers will be important picks in this match. Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow will be the good picks for captain and vice-captain.
Bowlers: Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid will be important picks from the bowling section. Both bowlers picked wickets in both matches for England. Isuru Udana will be a good bowling option from the Sri Lankan side.
Fantasy Team: Jos Buttler(c), Jonny Bairstow, Kusal Perera, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Kusal Mendis, Sam Curran(VC), Wanindu Hasaranga, 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 the best pick for the Captaincy choice in your fantasy team.
Vice-Captain – Sam Curran
Sam Curran picked 3 wickets in the first two matches of the series and scored 16 runs in 8 deliveries in the second T20I. He will be a good pick for the vice-captain choice.