Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Day 1 match is going to play at 04:30 AM GMT in Galle Stadium, Galle January 14, 2020. Here you can watch complete match video highlights of Sri Lanka vs England 1st test day 1 match in HD quality. For watching more highlights click here ⇒⇒ Cricket Highlights.
Series: England tour of Sri Lanka, 2021
Match: SL vs ENG, 1st Test Day 1
Date: Thu-Mon, Jan 14-18, 2020
Time: 04:30 AM GMT
Venue: Galle Stadium, Galle
Some Interesting Facts:
- ENG Test Ranking: 4th Position
- SL Test Ranking: 6th Position
- Head to Head in Test: 35
- ENG Won: 15
- SL Won: 8
According to Weather Report, the Sky will be cloudy and there is a chance of rain on day 1st of the test match at Galle stadium. Due to this may be better spin conditions will be created for the bowlers.
Pitch Report :
As you know the weather will be cloudy so there are chances spinners get help from the weather condition. Although both team bowlers get help in spinning from pitch if they will bowl at the right area on the pitch. Batsmen should play cautiously if they want to set a high score on the scoreboard.
Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Day 1 Match Preview
- Sri Lanka team will host two test matches series against England. The first test match will start from January 14 to January 18 2021. Sri Lanka gets terribly defeated by South Africa with 2-0 series. So for Sri Lanka team, it’s important to get advantage from the home ground and get a win form England. For the Sri Lanka team, The benefit of playing with the South Africa team is that they will play well against fast bowlers. But for Sri Lanka team, to win the test series is a difficult task.
- Most of the players of Sri Lanka team is injured so for its easy to win a test series for England Team. England team is stronger and in form than Sri Lanka team so there is 70 per cent chances for England that they win this test series easily.
Sri Lanka Team/Playing XI:
Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Asitha Fernando
Dimuth Karunaratne, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Roshen Silva, Vishwa Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Kumara, Oshada Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan
England Team/Playing XI:
Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (c), Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Jack Leach, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad
James Anderson, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes, Olly Stone