I don’t think the home team England will try to bowl first if they win the toss, because of the first two low-scoring games. As we know the home team England already has won the T20I series by getting two victories in the first two matches. JC Buttler played one t20I and he scored 68 runs not out. MD Shanaka scored 58, JJ Roy 53 and MDKJ Perera 51. AU Rashid took four wickets in two matches, SM Curran 3, MA Wood 3.
Eight Sri Lankan batsmen played in the second match, they smashed a total of seven boundaries and three maximum. England smashed 13 4s and three 6s. The visitor team Sri Lankan players are not feeling easy, it looks according to their performance. Not a single player performed well in the first two games, just Dasun Shanaka was the batsman who scored 50 runs off 44 balls in the first match.
Eng vs SL 3rd T20I Highlights today Saturday, 6-26-2021 – 3rd T20I, Sri Lanka tour of England from The Rose Bowl, Southampton.
England will bat first after losing the toss.
Morgan: “If we were given the choice we would have bowled.” Wood is rested so Woakes is back, and Roy has a tight hamstring, so Moeen Ali plays for the first time in ten T20Is!
“Moeen has been fantastic for us over the last number of years, the role he has had has been in that middle order, very flexible and fluid. Malan’s form only had one way to go. The highest-ranked No.1 batsman in the world, so no concerns there.” Malan to open, Livingstone at 3.
England team: 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Liam Livingstone, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Sam Billings, 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 David Willey, 10 Chris Jordan, 11 Adil Rashid.
Sri Lanka team: 1 Kusal Perera (capt), 2 Danushka Gunathilaka, 3 Oshada Fernando, 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 6 Dasun Shanaka, 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Isuru Udana, 9 Binura Fernando, 10 Lakshan Sandakan, 11 Dushmantha Chameera.
Match Timings: 13:30 GMT | 14:30 Local
Umpires – Alex Wharf, Martin Saggers
TV Umpires – David Millns
Match Referee – Phil Whitticase
Reserve Umpire – Mike Burns
Match number – T20I no. 1174
Post Match Presentation.
Time for some presentations. First up, it’s the Player of the Match … 76 from 48 balls, it’s Dawid Malan.
“Always nice to score runs, keep going and get to a winning score is a nice feeling. Slower than we have been up front but a 100-run partnership set us up beautifully. All credit to myself and Jonny …”
“Just to break into this team is tough enough, happy to fill in… I like proving a point so I like to show people who seem to have their opinions. I’d like to play all three formats but that’s above my pay-cheque …”
Player of the Series is Sam Curran. “Pleased with how the series went, a good series win. Like to contribute with the bat and the ball, nothing specific just try to improve. It swung consistently throughout which was strange but us bowlers weren’t complaining.”
Kusal Perera: “We knew it was going to be tough, but batting throughout the series not up to the mark. We aren’t used to the pace and bounce, not executed well. The batsmen have to take responsibility and play to their strength.”
Eoin Morgan: “I think the most impressive thing has been our bowling, adapting to conditions, two on the same pitch at Cardiff and here, an outstanding effort from our seamers. We can’t fault anything in this series, but looking towards the World Cup, we are looking at the Powerplay and death bowling. We’ve made some great strides in this series, and extremely proud. No let-up, any opportunity, the group of players give us different options, and into the Hundred as well.”