England vs. Sri Lanka 1st Test Prediction

Zia Rana Jun 9, 2014 No Comment 58,726 views
Cricket Betting
England
England
vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
ScheduleThursday, 12 June 2014 at 10:00 GMT / 11:00 UK / 15:30 IST
VenueLord's, London

The balanced Sri Lankan side defeated a well knit English side 3-2 in the limited over games and their batsmen and bowlers were in great form. They enjoyed batting and bowling in the first class match against Northamptonshire that was played prior to the big match. The Islanders will play two Tests during their present tour and anticipate winning in the longer version of the game as well.

Kumara Sangakkara - Can create problems for England
Kumara Sangakkara - Can create problems for England

Players to watch

The English batting will revolve around Alastair Cook, Ian Bell and Joe Root while young Moeen Ali can get a Test cap. Chris Jordan, James Anderson and Stuart Broad are the dangerous bowlers at their home grounds.

Kaushal Silva and Lahiru Thirimanne registered 150 plus runs each against Northamptonshire whereas Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are competent batsmen of Sri Lanka. Dilruwan Perera along with Dhammika Prasad grabbed four wickets each in the previous game while Rangana Herath can make a difference with his spin bowling.

Time & Venue

Thursday, June 12 – Monday 16, 2014 @ 10:00 GMT, 11:00 local at Lord’s, London

Weather

Mostly sunny with temperatures around 13-24ᵒC

Toss

The winner will opt to bat first

The Pitch

The pitch will assist quick bowlers and the stroke players

Teams

England – Alastair Cook (C), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Matt Prior, Sam Robson, Joe Root, Chris Woakes,

Sri Lanka – Angelo Mathews (C), Lahiru Thirimanne (Vice – captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Shaminda Eranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Prasanna Jayawardene, Dimuth Karunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dilruwan Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Kumar Sangakkara, Kaushal Silva, Chanaka Welegedara.

Prediction

Sri Lanka looks more confident to win the encounter

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