England vs Sri Lanka T20I series 2021 – 1st T20I

England vs Sri Lanka T20I series 2021

1st T20I:

First T20I of the series of 3 T20I matches between England and Sri Lanka is going to be played at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on June 23rd 2021. This is going to be the first T20I series between the teams containing more than 1 match.

Sri Lanka Tour of England History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the sixth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series twice. Whereas the opponent won thrice.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 5 series in a span of 15 years, between 2006 to present, where the England team won twice and Sri Lanka team won thrice.

The most consecutive winning streak for England against Sri Lanka was 2 series between 2016 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for England against Sri Lanka was 2 series between 2016 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against England was 3 series between 2006 to 2016.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against England was 3 series between 2006 to 2016.

Last 5 (completed) series results of England against Sri Lanka are WWLLL.

Matches:

The teams completed 9 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. The host won 5 times, whereas the opponent won 4 times. 

The most consecutive winning streak for England against Sri Lanka was 3 T20Is between 2016 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for England against Sri Lanka was 3 T20Is between 2016 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against English was 2 T20Is between 2011 to 2014.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against English was 2 T20Is between 2011 to 2014.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England against Sri Lanka are WWWLW.

English Backyard:

Series:

When touring England by Sri Lanka, the teams met to play bilateral series 4 times, out of them, the host won the series just once and the visitors won thrice.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series in 2006 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for England against Sri Lanka in England was 1 series from 2016 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for England against Sri Lanka in England was 1 series from 2016 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against England in England was 3 series from 2006 to 2016.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against England in England was 3 series from 2006 to 2016.

Last 5 (completed) series results of England against Sri Lanka in England are WLLL -.

Matches:

On the soil of England, the teams faced each other 4 times. Out of them, England received victory just once and defeated thrice.

The most consecutive winning streak for England against Sri Lanka in England was 1 T20I from 2016 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for England against Sri Lanka in England was 1 T20I from 2016 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against England in England was 3 T20Is from 2006 to 2016.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against England in England was 3 T20Is from 2006 to 2016.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England against Sri Lanka in England are WLLL -.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the first rank (England) and eighth rank (Sri Lanka) team. The host is 50 points ahead of the visitors.

The Home Team:

In case, the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 1 point and stay as the table topper, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 11 points with 1 position down. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 8 points with 1 rank down in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 1 point without impact in the rankings. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 4 to 7 points with losing 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will lose 0 to 3 points and stay at the current rank in the table. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 4 points without any impact in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England are LLWLW.

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The Visiting Team:

In case, the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 20 points and 1 rank in the ranking table, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 2 points without impacting in the ranking. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 1 point without impact in the rankings. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 13 points with 1 rank in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will earn 0 to 6 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 7 to 12 points with 1 rank in the rankings. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 6 points with unaffected ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka are LWLLL.

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The First Outing:

The result of the match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then both the teams will neither gain nor lose either the points or the ranks. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visitors will gain 7 points and no improvement in rankings, and the host will lose 4 points with no change in position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Cardiff shows the weather would be pretty clear throughout the match. There is an extremely less chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be between 5% to 12%. The temperature would be between 15-18 Celsius. The wind would be between 11 – 17 km/h. The wind and the temperature would decrease as the match will progress.

Sophia Gradens, Cardiff

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened in 4 times out of 6 played games, and the selection behaves neutral to the teams, as the teams won twice and lost twice, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WLLW -.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, never win till date and lose twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LL – – -.

Overall, twice the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWLLL.

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss twice in the 6 games and won both the games.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England at the venue, while winning the toss, are WW – – -.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England at the venue, while losing the toss, are WWWW -.

The first batting team won the match twice. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LLWWL.

Score:

The lowest defended total was 181 runs in 2017, and the highest successful chase was 174 runs in 2019.

The first inning lowest total was 89 runs in 2010 and the highest total was 182 runs in 2015. For the second inning, the lowest total was 90 runs (according to the NRR, though chased down the target) in 2010 and the highest was 177 runs in 2015.

The batting average of the first innings is 23.65 and 27.56 is for the second innings.

T20I History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England against Sri Lanka at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The home side has a dream record at the venue, and won all 6 games without any loss. Whereas, the visiting team will play the first game.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England at the venue are WWWWW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue are – – – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

England:

The home side would go with the 3 pacers 1 spinner combination, as the team has two all-rounders, one with pace and one with spin.

England Eleven: J. Roy, J. Buttler, D. Malan, J. Bairstow, E. Morgan, M. Ali, S. Curran, D. Willey, C. Jordan, A. Rashid, M. Wood

Sri Lanka:

The visiting team would like to go with 2 pacers, as the team has 4 all-rounders, 2 with pace and 2 with spin also with a spin batting all-rounder.

Sri Lanka Eleven: D. Gunathilaka, A. Fernando, K. Parera, K. Mendis, O. Fernando, D. de Silva, D. Shanaka, W. Hasaranga, I. Udana, D. Chameera, N. Pradeep

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.