England and Sri Lanka would have been pretty pissed off following the rain’s intervention in foiling the much-anticipated duel. With 4 ODIs remaining in the 5-match series, both hosts and visitors would eye for a victory at any expense in the 2nd ODI which would give either unit a crucial lead over the rival. Here’s an analysis of what the viewers may get to witness between the hosts and the visitors in the form of England vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Preview.
England vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Preview
Date : October 13, Time: 10:00 AM Local, 10:00 IST, 4:30 GMT , Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium
Sri Lanka hasn’t had a great run in the ODIs since past couple of years. Their disastrous exit from the Asia Cup 2018 contests was an indication of the flaws prevailing in their unit which needed an immediate redressal. Their duels against England is perhaps one of their major events before the commencement of 2019 World Cup game, thereby making it all the more important for them to get back their lost momentum.
A victory howsoever small it might be could prove highly benefic for the Lankans in the ongoing ODI series. Experienced personnel of the likes of Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal and Kusal Perera would be shouldering the responsibility of a win at any expense in the 2nd ODI.
The Englishmen, on the other hand, would be eyeing for the same regardless of the venue and the pitch conditions. Had it not rained during the previous contest, a triumph over the Lankans would have still been possible for the visiting XI.
Batting isn’t something the Englishmen would be worried about, and why to? When you have Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, and skipper Eoin Morgan all lined up to unleash a carnage, the task of wrapping up a triumph is nothing short of a walk in the park for Morgan’s men.
Bowlers are extremely proficient in their roles and services and need not be given any further instructions as to how they must perform to get an edge over the Lankans.
Sri Lanka Predicted XI for 2nd ODI
Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Lasith Malinga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Dasun Shanaka.
England Predicted XI for 2nd ODI
England vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Preview: Head to Head in ODIs
34-33 in Sri Lanka’s favor. Both units have crossed paths on 95 occasions with Sri Lanka emerging victorious on 34, England on 33 with a solitary game ending as a draw and the couple games ending under no result.
Records & Statistics at Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium
- Most runs: Mahela Jayawardhane ( 1,148 runs).
- Highest individual score: Shikhar Dhawan (132 ) vs Sri Lanka in 2017.
- Highest batting average: George Bailey ( 160).
- Most hundreds: Shahid Afridi (2).
- Most ducks: Rohit Sharma ( 3).
- Most sixes: Shahid Afridi ( 13-6s).
- Most wickets: Muttiah Muralidharan ( 21 innings – 42 wickets).
- Most 5-wicket hauls in an innings: Michael Clarke (Five-fors: 1).
- Highest partnership by wicket: Upul Tharanga and Mahela Jayawardhane ( 202 runs for 1st wicket vs Pakistan).