SL vs ENG, The 1st Test match of England vs Sri Lanka. Both teams will face each other on Thursday, January 14 to 18, 2021. The venue for the England vs Sri Lanka will be Galle International Stadium. The match will start at 10:00 AM IST, 4:30 AM GMT, 10:00 AM LOCAL.
The Sri Lankan team have experienced a tragic 2-0 defeat in their last meeting in the Test series against South Africa. So, the Lankans would be excited to get back on their own ground. On the other hand, England has enjoyed a pretty good summer beating the West Indies and Pakistan. This is their first tour of England since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Match: 1st Test Match: Sri Lanka vs England
Date: Thursday 14th – 18th January 2021
Time: 09:30 AM (PST), 10:00 AM (IST), 10:10 AM (Local)
Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle
Probable Playing XI:
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal
England: Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (C), Dan Lawrence, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Mark Wood, James Anderson
Sri Lanka vs England Test Head to Head Encounters:
ENG vs SL, England and Sri Lanka have faced each other about 34 times. Out of 34 times in which they have faced each other. England holds an 15-8 win/loss record over Sri Lanka.
Matches played – 34
- ENG Won: 15
- SL Won: 08
- Tied: 11
195 and 200. Despite the one innings in the 1st Test when India all out on just 36, the hosts were second best for a good part of the opening two matches.
Squad For Test Series for SL vs ENG:
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Roshen Silva, Vishwa Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan
England: Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(c), Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler(w), Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Jack Leach, Mark Wood, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes, Olly Stone