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England, Sri Lanka Up for Victory in 1st ODI at Trent Bridge

June 21
14:07 2016

trophyNew Delhi, Tuesday, June 21 – At Trent Bridge in Nottingham today, an interesting match is slated to take place between Sri Lanka and England. Both teams are all set for the action in the first One Day International match, which is to start in a few hours.

Confidence of Sri Lanka would slightly be up since they are back to their tour of England post defeating Ireland by 76 runs and 136 runs in the first and second ODIs, respectively. They sealed the series post crushing Ireland in the Village on June 16 and June 18. Since the team was able to put a score beyond 300, the confidence got a much needed boost.

Barely a few would have anticipated that Ireland will be crushed so badly despite the fact that most of its players house the potential to do unbelievable things. Victory is always good for team. It takes the morale up. The ground where Sri Lanka and English players are to meet is likely to get jam-packed with cheerful home supporters carrying the national flag.

If the tourists get success in shattering England’s dream to log triumph in the opening ODI, it will be a true bounce back. It is for the reason that England thrashed them in the longest format, capitalizing their potential and giving a hint that they are not going to give any room to the Sri Lankan cricketers to feel the ease of playing big shots at all. Since England win the first Test by an innings and 88 runs and the second Test by 9 wickets, the final Test became must for Sri Lanka to win to stay in competition with heads held high. However, it was ended in a draw.

Now it is an opportunity for the players of Sri Lanka to come on the field and take 1-0 lead in the series. It is not going to be an easy task at all for them but eyes can’t be closed to the fact that it is mix of both young and experienced players who have done unbelievable things when given chance to perform. Sri Lanka team will have Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Pradeep, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suraj Randiv, Upul Tharanga, Suranga Lakmal, Farveez Maharoof and Danushka Gunathilaka.

On the other hand, England will look forward to continue their winning streak thanks to presence of Jason Roy, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Steven Finn, Adil Rashid, Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Chris Woakes and David Willey. Given that only some time left for the match to kick off, toss is going to catch the attention of the cricket fans. It will be interesting to see whether the team winning it elects to bat or ball first.

 

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