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Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Day 1 Prediction

by  Neel Ashar  •  Last updated on 2021-01-13 15:38:33


Sri Lanka and England lock horns for a 2-match Test series in Sri Lanka commencing from 14th January. The 1st Test is scheduled to be played at Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle from 9:30 A.M. Local Time. The visitors are exuding confidence after a stellar home summer and will look forward to replicating their success in Sri Lanka from last time around when they whitewashed the home side. Can Sri Lanka provide some resistance?

Who are the favourites?

England is the firm favourite to win this match. Albeit Ben Stokes has been rested, they have plenty of batting and bowling talent at their disposal. Expect England to come hard at Sri Lanka and move 1-zip up in this series. 

Scorecard Predictions

1) If England bats first, they will score 290/6 at the end of Day 1.

2) If Sri Lanka bats first, they will score 280/8 at the end of Day 1. 

Toss Prediction

Expect the captain winning the toss to bat first, given that this pitch will be slow and flat first up. Expect a few cracks to open up as the game progresses. Teams will need to post gargantuan first innings scored to minimise the damage of losing the toss and batting in the 4th innings. 

Market Odds (as of 11:00 A.M. IST, 13th Jan 2021 )

Expect a tough clash betwixt two very strong teams and England to emerge triumphantly.