England and Sri Lanka will meet on Monday in the T20 World Cup 2021. Both the teams will clash in the 17th match of the Super-12 round. England and Sri Lanka will take the field for their fourth match in the current round. The English team has won their last three matches and will now look to beat Sri Lanka to secure a place in the semi-finals. At the same time, Sri Lanka has lost two out of three matches. The Sri Lankan team will have to win this match to keep their hopes of reaching the last four alive.
A total of 12 T20 International matches have been played between England and Sri Lanka. During this, England has had the upper hand. England has hoisted the winning flag in 8 matches, while Sri Lanka has tasted victory only 4 times. At the same time, if we talk about the last five T20 matches between both the teams, then the condition of Sri Lanka has been bad. England has won all five matches.
Also Read: T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule, Points TableOn the other hand, both the teams have met four times so far in the T20 World Cup, in which the England team has been dominating. England have captured three and Sri Lanka have captured one match.
England is riding on the chariot of victory, but despite that, a change can be seen in the team. Fast bowler Mark Wood may be included in place of Tymal Mills in Englands playing XI. At the same time, there can be two changes in the Sri Lankan team. Sri Lanka may keep Dhananjay de Silva in the playing XI in place of out-of-form middle-order batsman Avishka Fernando. Apart from this, off-spinner Akila Dhananjay can be selected in place of Lahiru Kumara.
Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), David Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills/Mark Wood.
Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Kusal Perera (WK), Pathum Nisanka, Charit Aslanka, Avishka Fernando/Dhananjay de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chamira, Mahesh Thekshana, Lahiru Kumara/Akila Dhananjay.
The pitch of Sharjah Stadium, which is famous for high-scoring matches, has not seen much fanfare in recent times. No team has crossed the 150 mark in the last three matches at this ground. Here the bowlers are getting more advantage from the wicket.
The weather will be hot in Sharjah on Monday. On the other hand, when the match between England and Sri Lanka starts in the evening, there will be relief from the heat. However, the players will have to face the challenge of humidity throughout the match. The day temperature in Sharjah will be around 35 degrees Celsius and will drop to 29-30 degree Celsius at night. The sky will remain clear during the match and there is a possibility of 4 percent rain. Humidity can be around 70 percent and wind speed up to 10 kmph. As the match progresses, the dew factor will be crucial. In such a situation, the team winning the toss can decide to bowl first.