England to face Sri Lanka on the 29th Match of the T20 World Cup 2021 at 8 pm Bangladeshi Time Tonight.
On Saturday, England's performance against Australia was mind-bogglingly brilliant, and for many more reasons than their crushing 50-ball margin of victory.
Despite having tournament stats of 4 for 35 in seven overs, Moeen Ali did not have to bowl a single over as Eoin Morgan manoeuvred his match-ups and kept his offspinner out of the striking arc of Aaron Finch.
The performances of Chris Woakes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali (hardly a first-choice in recent months), and Tymal Mills - despite taking a bit of a tap on Saturday - reinforce England's position as the world's best T20I team.With three thumping wins from three, they are quickly reclaiming the mantle of tournament favourites that they carried into their triumphant campaign at the 50-over World Cup in 2019.
Sri Lanka has taken a good look at the Sharjah conditions in recent matches and may be more familiar with its quirks than England. Sri Lanka might have been in second place in Group 1 with a puncher's chance of making the semi-finals if it hadn't been for David Miller's composure at the death on Saturday at the same venue.
There's no need for England to replace their winning team, but given their comfortable position at the top of the group, there's an argument to be made for some rotation to keep their options fresh.
England Probable XI:
1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Tymal Mills/Mark Wood.
Sri Lanka Probable XI:
1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Kusal Perera (wk), 3 Charith Asalanka, 4 Dhananjaya de Silva, 5 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 6 Dasun Shanaka (capt.), 7 Chamika Karunaratne, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Maheesh Theekshana, 11 Lahiru Kumara / Akila Dananjaya