Sri Lanka will tour England for a three-match T20I and ODI series each against England, starting June 23 and going on till July 4. The matches will be played across five venues over 12 days.
Sri Lanka announced a preliminary squad of 28 members for the white-ball series and announced Kusal Perera as the captain ahead of Dasun Shanaka, who had captained Sri Lanka in T20Is.
England are going to play two Test matches against New Zealand before the T20I series and are yet to announce the members of the squad that will be taking on Sri Lanka in the limited-overs series. The first England versus New Zealand Test will be played from June 2 to June 6 while the second Test will be played from June 10 to June 14.
England last played a T20I series against India in March, which they lost 2-3.
Here are the best possible fantasy tips for your dream team for the England vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I:
Pitch report: The pitch at Sophia Gardens, the venue for the first T20I, has seen loads of runs being scored on it. The team batting first generally finds a good top to score runs on.
Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler, Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Kusal Perera
All-rounder: Ben Stokes (C), Dhananjaya de Silva, Sam Curran
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Dushmantha Chameera
The following team predictions are made keeping in mind England’s previous squad against India and Sri Lanka’s latest international games
England’s squad for last T20I series against India: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (WK), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Reece Topley, Liam Livingstone
Sri Lanka’s preliminary squad for England tour: Kusal Perera (C & WK), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Kamil Mishara, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Ashen Bandara, Dasun Shanaka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera, Isuru Udana, Binura Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Shiran Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando and Ishan Jayaratna.
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