Sri Lanka will have a tour to England this year after a long time – almost after 5 years. It has been a long time since England played ODIs against England. The upcoming ODI 2021 will be an interesting match to watch and a treat for the eyes of England and Sri Lanka fans.
This 2021 summer, England will have a long series of matches being hosted at its famous stadium, with the first match of the test series against the team of New Zealand. The last time when Sri Lanka faced the England team in World Cup 2019, it pulled off a fantastic performance by winning with 20 runs. If England wants to win against Sri Lanka, then they need to choose the best players, understand the pitches and play well.
This year, both the teams are a little disturbed and need to fix their issues quickly. Sri Lanka is facing some concerns between the players and the Sri Lanka Cricket Board. Some players are also thinking of parting their ways from the team. We hope that these issues get resolved soon. England is trying to deal with the injuries of its players as soon as possible. The teams will soon speak about their final team for ODI. We can expect Joe Root back in the England team this time & Kusal Parera remains the captain for the match against England.
Sri Lanka and England will play their first ODI 2021 at Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street, England. The series of matches between both teams will end on July 4. Before playing the ODI matches, both the teams will face each other at T20I, and with these matches, they will find an idea about how strong the other team is.
First ODI – June 29, 2021 – 3:30 PM IST
Second ODI – July 1, 2021 – 5:30 PM IST
Third ODI – July 4, 2021 – 3:30 PM IST
As Sri Lanka gets set to start it’s England tour, its live telecast will be broadcasted on Sony Sports Network for Indian fans. The streaming will start on June 23 and the time is from 10:30 PM IST. You can also watch the match on Sony LIV app. For watching the match free, you can use the JioTV app or Airtel TV and enjoy.
Sri Lanka has announced a squad of 24 players for the ODI tour against England. This team includes the likes of Avishka Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, and Oshado Fernando led by Kusal Perera.
On the other hand, England has replaced Olly Stone with George Carlton as the former has had a lower back stress fracture.
Sri Lanka Squad: Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Oshada Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Dushmantha Chameera, Ishan Jayaratne, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Asitha Fernando, Binura Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Shiran Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Akila Dananjaya
England Squad: Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, George Garton, Liam Dawson, Liam Livingstone, Joe Root, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Jason Roy
In this pandemic season also, cricket fans are getting a treat for their eyes to watch the international matches. Although the fans are deprived of seeing the matches live in the stadium, the live streaming on television and other platforms have made it easy for the fans to watch matches live from the comforts of their homes.