England vs. Sri Lanka 5th ODI Prediction

Zia Rana May 31, 2014 No Comment 92,482 views
Cricket Betting
England
England
vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
ScheduleTuesday, 3 June 2014 at 13:00 GMT / 14:00 UK / 18:30 IST
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham

The Lankan Lions hit back at England by clinching the fourth One Day International by a narrow margin of seven runs at lord’s, London. The hosts triumphed in the first and third game whereas the visitors became victorious in the second and fourth one. The five match series is levelled at 2-2 and the fifth and final encounter will determine the winner.

Jos Buttler - A herculean hundred
Jos Buttler - A herculean hundred

Players to watch

Jos Buttler powered 121 runs for England in the previous ODI, Ravi Bopara hit a fifty while Gary Ballance and Joe Root made reasonable contributions with the bat. Chris Jordan, Harry Gurney and James Anderson are the main wicket takers for the home side.

Kumar Sangakkara hammered a match winning ton at Lord’s and shared a valuable partnership of 172 runs for the second wicket with Tillakaratne Dilshan who smashed 71. Mahela Jayawardene is required to get back his form along with his captain Angelo Mathews. Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis bowled excellently in the last game while Sachithra Senanayake is their top wicket taker in four games.

Time & Venue

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 @ 13:00 GMT, 14:00 local at Edgbaston, Birmingham

Weather

Prediction of rain with temperatures around 9-16ᵒC

Toss

The winner will field first

The Pitch

The overcast conditions will favour the bowlers

Teams

England – Alastair Cook (C), Ian Bell, Gary Ballance, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, James Anderson, Harry Gurney.

Sri Lanka – Angelo Mathews (C), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Ashan Priyanjan, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga.

Prediction

England can win the series

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