ENG vs SL - 1st ODI

Author: Shreyas
29 Jun 2021 19:09:05

England vs Sri Lanka - 1st ODI of the 3 Match ODI series, at Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street 

Weather Forecast
Partly Cloudy - 19°C


Venue - Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street 

(i) Total Matches - ODIs

Overall - 20

Avg 1st Innings - 249
Avg 2nd Innings - 189

Highest total - 338/6 (Sri Lanka vs West Indies - 1st July'2019)

(ii) Performance of both teams on this ground 

ENG - 12-8w/4l (66.67%)
SL - 4-3w/1l (75%)

(iii) Top Performers on this venue from the current squads - T20Is


Johnny Bairstow - Highest run scorer (268), Avg (134) - 3M/3I
Jason Roy - 3rd highest run scorer (173), Avg (57.66) - 3M/3I
Eoin Morgan - 15th highest run scorer (112), Avg (18.66) - 8M/6I

David Willey - 5th highest wicket taker (6), Avg (15.50), SR (17) - 2M/2I
Adil Rashid - 7th highest wicket taker (6), Avg (29.60), SR (30) - 3M/3I
Mark Wood - 7th highest wicket taker (6), Avg (28.60), SR (33.6) - 3M/3I


Avishka Fernando - 8th highest run scorer (134), Avg (67) - 2M/2I
Kusal Perera - 25th highest run scorer (94), Avg (47) - 2M/2I

(iv) Recent Matches on this venue 

1) England vs New Zealand - 3rd July'2019
305/8 vs 186/10 (ENG won by 119 runs)

Johnny Bairstow - 106(99)
Jason Roy - 60(61)
Eoin Morgan - 42(40)
Mark Wood - 3w
Adil Rashid - 16(12) & 1w
Chris Woakes - 1w

Pacers - 7w+7w=14w
Spinners - 1w+1w=2w

2) Sri Lanka vs West Indies - 1st July'2019 
338/6 vs 315/9 (SL won by 23 runs)

Avishka Fernando - 104(103)
Kusal Perera - 64(51)

Pacers - 4w+5w=9w
Spinners - 1w+1w=2w

3) Sri Lanka vs South Africa - 28th June'2019
203/10 vs 206/1 (SA won by 9 wkts)

Kusal Perera - 30(34)
Avishka Fernando - 30(29)
Dhananjaya Da Silva - 24(41)

Pacers - 9w+1w=10w
Spinners - 1w+0w=1w

4) Australia vs England - 21st June'2018
310/8 vs 314/4 (ENG won by 6 wkts)

Jason Roy - 101(83)
Johnny Bairstow - 79(66)
Joe Root - 27(35)
David Willey - 4w
Mark Wood - 2w
Adil Rashid - 2w

Pacers - 6w+1w=7w
Spinners - 2w+3w=5w

5) New Zealand vs England - 20th June'2015
283/9 vs 192/7 (ENG won by 3 wkts - DLS)

Johnny Bairstow - 83(60)*
Sam Billings - 41(30)
David Willey - 2w
Adil Rashid - 2w

Pacers - 7w+4w=11w
Spinners - 2w+3w=5w

6) Sri Lanka vs England - 25th May'2014
256/8 vs 99/10 (SL won by 157 runs)

Eoin Morgan - 40(58)

Pacers - 6w+6w=12w
Spinners - 1w+4w=5w


1st Innings - 39w
2nd Innings - 24w

1st Innings - 8w
2nd Innings - 12w

63w:20w (Pacers:Spinners)

(v) Must Picks (Venue Analysis)

Johnny Bairstow 
Jason Roy
David Willey
Adil Rashid
Mark Wood
Kusal Perera
Avishka Fernando


(i) Overall 
72 - 36w/36l (Tie)

(ii) Last 5 Matches 
5 - 3w/2l (In favour of ENG)

(iii) On this Venue 
2 - 2w/0l (In favour of SL)

(iv) Recent head to head matches 

1) Sri Lanka vs England - 21st June'2019
232/9 vs 212/10 (SL won by 20 runs)

Avishka Fernando - 49(39)
Dhananjaya De Silva - 3w
Isuru Udana - 2w
Nuwan Pradeep - 1w
Joe Root - 57(89)
Eoin Morgan - 21(35)
Mark Wood - 3w
Adil Rashid - 2w
Chris Woakes - 1w

Pacers - 7w+7w=14w
Spinners - 2w+3w=5w

2) Sri Lanka vs England - 23rd October'2018 
366/6 vs 132/9 (SL won by 219 runs - DLS)

Akila Dhananjaya - 4w
Dushmantha Chameera - 3w
Dhananjaya De Silva - 1w
Moeen Ai - 37(37) & 2w
Tom Curran - 2w
Adil Rashid - 1w

Pacers - 3w+4w=7w
Spinners - 3w+5w=8w

3) Sri Lanka vs England - 20th October'2018 
273/7 vs 132/2 (ENG won by 18 runs - DLS)

Dasun Shanaka - 66(66)
Akila Dhananjaya - 32(26)* & 2w
Jason Roy - 45(49)
Joe Root - 32(57)*
Eoin Morgan - 31(34)*
Moeen Ali - 2w
Tom Curran - 1w
Chris Woakes - 1w
Adil Rashid - 1w

Pacers - 2w+0w=2w
Spinners - 3w+2w=5w

4) Sri Lanka vs England - 17th October'2018 
150/9 vs 153/3 (ENG won by 7 wkts)

Dasun Shanaka - 21(10)
Akila Dhananjaya - 1w
Eoin Morgan - 58(49)*
Jason Roy - 41(26)
Adil Rashid - 4w
Tom Curran - 3w

Pacers - 3w+2w=5w
Spinners - 4w+1w=5w

5) England vs Sri Lanka - 13th October'2018
278/9 vs 140/5 (ENG won by 31 runs - DLS)

Eoin Morgan - 92(91)
Joe Root - 71(83)
Johnny Bairstow - 26(40)
Chris Woakes - 3w
Liam Dawson - 1w
Dhananjaya De Silva - 36(50)* & 1w
Kusal Perera - 30(37)
Nuwan Pradeep - 1w
Akila Dhananjaya - 1w

Pacers - 7w+4w=11w
Spinners - 2w+1w=3w


1) Sri Lanka vs England - 25th March'2014
256/8 vs 99/10 (SL won by 157 runs)

Eoin Morgan - 40(58)

Pacers - 6w+6w=12w
Spinners - 1w+4w=5w

2) England vs Sri Lanka - 24th June'2006
261/7 vs 265/2 (SL won by 8 wkts)

Pacers - 4w+0w=4w
Spinners - 1w+1w=2w

(v) Top Performers when these two sides meet 


Joe Root - 4th highest run scorer (1028), Avg (57.11) - 25M/23I
Eoin Morgan - 8th highest run scorer (773), Avg (33.60) - 31M/27I
Jason Roy - 23rd highest run scorer (430), Avg (53.75) - 10M/10I

Chris Woakes - 7th highest wicket taker (24), Avg (32.62), SR (34.3) - 18M/17I
Adil Rashid - 14th highest wicket taker (14), Avg (29.42), SR (36.8) - 11M/10I
David Willey - 30th highest wicket taker (10), Avg (26.80), SR (28) - 5M/5I

Kusal Perera - 34th highest run scorer (252), Avg (16.80) - 16M/15I
Dasun Shanaka - 49th highest run scorer (176), Avg (25.14) - 9M/8I

Akila Dhananjaya - 34th highest wicket taker (9), Avg (19.22), SR (21.4) - 5M/5I
Nuwan Pradeep - 37th highest wicket taker (8), Avg (45.75), SR (43.5) - 9M/8I

(v) Must Picks (H2H Analysis)

Jason Roy
Joe Root (While batting 1st, blind C/VC pick. Hit or Miss while batting second, can drop in GL)
Eoin Morgan (has scored above 20 in every inning he's played against SL)
Adil Rashid 
Tom Curran (no records while bowling 2nd against SL)
David Willey
Avishka Fernando (has only played 1 inning and scored 49, so can be a hit or miss, as not enough data)
Dhananjaya Da Silva
Akila Dhananjaya (while bowling 2nd)

Worthy picks irrespective of lack of data (if they play) - 
Dushmantha Chameera, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone 

Differential Risky GL Picks (if they play) - 
P Jayavickrama, G Garton

In the absence of Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella who have been suspended from the ODI series, and Avishka Fernando who is injured, their top order would be completely different and all of them are worthy GL tries (Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando or if anyone else is featured). 

For England, Jason Roy is injured and wouldn't feature in this game, so either Dawid Malan will open or Liam Livingstone, and the other would play at No.4, unless the situation changes the batting order a bit.


ENG - L Livingstone, J Bairstow(Wk), J Root, D Malan, E Morgan(C), S Billings, M Ali, S Curran, D Willey, A Rashid, M Wood

Bench - C Woakes, G Garton, L Dawson, J Roy, T Curran

SL - O Fernando, K Perera (C/Wk), P Nissanka, C Asalanka, D Da Silva, D Shanaka, W Hasaranga, I Udana, A Dhananjaya, D Chameera, B Fernando

Bench - A Fernando, L Sandakan, R Mendis, I Jayaratne, P Jayavickrama, S Fernando, C Karunaratne, Asitha Fernando, N Pradeep, D Lakshan

Safe C/VC choices 
Joe Root, Johnny Bairstow, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya Da Silva 

GL C/VC choices
Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, David Willey, Oshada Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga

Hit or Miss C/VC choices (Very Risky)
Dushmantha Chameera, Mark Wood

My Fantasy Team (SL)
(Pre Toss)

Wk - Bairstow, Perera
Bat - Root, Malan, O Fernando
AR - Hasaranga, Da Silva, S Curran
Bowl - Willey, Rashid, Chameera

Options - M Wood, I Udana

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