England vs Sri Lanka ODI series 2021 – 1st ODI

England vs Sri Lanka ODI series 2021

1st ODI:

First ODI of the series of 3 ODI matches between England and Sri Lanka is going to be played at Riverside Ground, Chaster-le-Street on June 29th 2021.

England  vs Sri Lanka History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the thirteenth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 5 times. Whereas the opponent won 6 times, and the one series, the inaugural one, was concluded as a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 11 series in a span of 33 years, between 1988 to present, where the England team won 5 times and Sri Lanka team won 6 times.

The most consecutive winning streak for England against Sri Lanka was 2 series from 2007-08 to 2014 and from 2016 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for England against Sri Lanka was 2 series from 1981-82 to 1992-93, from 2007-08 to 2014 and from 2016 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against England was 4 series from 1992-93 to 2007-08.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against England was 4 series from 1992-93 to 2007-08.

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

Matches:

The teams completed 77 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. The host won 36 times, whereas the opponent won 36 times, as well. 1 game was tied and 2 were concluded without any result and the remaining 2 were abandoned without a ball. 

The most consecutive winning streak for England against Sri Lanka was 7 ODIs between 1983 to 1993.

The longest unbeaten streak for England against Sri Lanka was 9 ODIs between 2016 to 2018.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against English was 7 ODIs between 2006 to 2007.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against English was 7 ODIs between 2006 to 2007.

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

English Backyard:

Series:

When touring England by Sri Lanka, the teams met to play bilateral series 5 times, out of them, the host won the series thrice and the visitors won twice.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 5 series in 1988 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for England against Sri Lanka in England was 1 series in 1988, 2011 and 2016.

The longest unbeaten streak for England against Sri Lanka in England was 1 series in 1988, 2011 and 2016.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against England in England was 1 series in 2006 and 2014.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against England in England was 1 series in 2006 and 2014.

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

Matches:

On the soil of England, the teams faced each other 32 times. Out of them, England received victory 16 times and defeated 14 times with 1 tied game and 1 without any result.

The most consecutive winning streak for England against Sri Lanka in England was 4 ODI from 1983 to 1998.

The longest unbeaten streak for England against Sri Lanka in England was 4 ODI from 1983 to 1998.

The most consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against England in England was 5 ODIs from 2006 to 2011.

The longest unbeaten streak for Sri Lanka against England in England was 5 ODIs from 2006 to 2011.

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

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the fourth rank (England) and ninth rank (Sri Lanka) team. The host is 37 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 come to the third position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 9 points with 1 position down. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 6 points without impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 1 point and come to the third position 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 3 to 5 points and stay at the current rank in the table. 

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 3 points without any impact in the position.

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

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The Visiting Team:

In case, the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 9 points and 1 rank in the ranking table, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose  1 point 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 7 points and 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 2 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 4 to 6 points and may stay at the current rank or come to eighth position. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 3 points with unaffected ranking.

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

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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 4 points and no improvement in rankings, and the host will lose 3 points with no change in position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Chester-le-street shows the weather would be partly cloudy throughout the match, except later part of the game, where the weather would be mostly cloudy. There is an extremely less chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be between 2% to 7%. The temperature would be between 15-19 Celsius. The wind would be between 11 – 15 km/h. The wind and the temperature would fluctuate as the match will progress.

Riveside Ground, Chester-le-Street

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 14 times out of 20 played games, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won 7 times and lost 6 times. 1 match was concluded without any result and 1 match was called off without any ball.

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

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, won once and lost thrice. 1 match was concluded without any result.

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

Overall, 8 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 9 times.

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

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 9 times in the 14 games and won 5 times the games and lost thrice with 1 without any result.

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

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

The first batting team won the match 7 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 10 times.

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

Score:

The lowest defended total was 256 runs in 2014, and the highest successful chase was 311 runs in 2018.

The first innings lowest total was 101 runs in 2004 and the highest total was 338 runs in 2019. For the second innings, the lowest total was 99 runs (completed innings) in 2014 and the highest was 315 runs in 2019.

The batting average of the first innings is 34.30 and 35.28 is for the second innings.

ODI History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other twice at the venue. The host is still looking for the first win against an opponent. The visitors won both the encounters.

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

Teams’ ODI History at Venue:

The home side has a very good record at the venue, and won 8 games with 4 losses out of 14 games, as 2 were concluded without any result. Whereas, the visiting team has an extremely good record as the team won thrice and lost once out of 4 plays.

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

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

England:

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

England Eleven: J. Bairstow, D. Malan, J. Root, E. Morgan, L. Livingstone, S. Billings, S. Curran, C. Woakes, T. Curran, A. Rashid, M. Wood

Sri Lanka:

The visiting team would like to go with 2 pacers and a spinner combination, as the team has 4 all-rounders, 1 with pace and 3 with spin.

Sri Lanka Eleven: K. Parera, P. Nissanka, O. Fernando, C. Asalanka, D. de Silva, R. Mendis, D. Shanaka, W. Hasaranga, D. Chameera, N. Pradeep, L. Sandakan

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

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

*Notes: T means tie in “last five match results”.

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