Sri Lanka will be touring England in June to play a limited-overs series – 3 T20Is & 3 ODIs. The three-match T20I series will crucial as both teams look to prepare for the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be played in October 2021.
Let’s take a look at how Sri Lana and England have played each other in the past, in the T20 format.
Sri Lanka vs England – First T20I match – Sri Lanka and England first met each other in the T20 format back in 2006. Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardena won the toss and scored 163 in the first innings. The match turned out to be a thriller as England lost the match by two runs.
Sri Lanka in England – T20I Records
A total of four T20I series have been played between Sri Lanka and England so far. Sri Lanka has beaten England thrice and has lost just once. However, all the four ‘series’ had just a one-off match and not a full-fledged series.
Total Series – 4, England – 1, Sri Lanka – 3
England in Sri Lanka – T20I Records
England has toured Sri Lanka only once to play a T20I game in which they came out on top.
Total Matches – 1, England – 1
Sri Lanka vs England – T20I Records
Sri Lanka and England have played a total of 9 T20Is against each other so far. England has had a slight edge over the island nation with five games to four get here cricket match prediction.
Total Matches – 9, Sri Lanka – 4, England – 5
The last time Sri Lanka and England faced each other in a T20I match was in 2018. England defeated Sri Lanka in that one-off game.
The 2021 tour between Sri Lanka and England will consist of three T20I matches starting from 23rd June.
1st T20I: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff | 23rd June
2nd T20I: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff | 24th June
By – David Fransi