Cricket Prediction – Sri Lanka Board President’s XI vs England – England tour of Sri Lanka 2019/20 07.03

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Cricket Match Information:

The Sri Lanka Board President XI vs England tour match will mark the beginning of England’s tour of Sri Lanka. England will be playing two test matches on this tour and this cricket game will be used by them as preparation. Our prediction is of a hard-fought cricket game with both sides doing a lot of experimentation. 

  • Tournament: England tour of Sri Lanka 2019/20
  • Cricket Match format: Test
  • Cricket match time: 10:00 pm IST
  • Cricket match date07.03.2020
  • Venue: FTZ Sports Complex (BOI), Katunayake
  • Weather: Temperature: 32 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0% 
  • Team A: Sri Lanka Board President’s XI
  • Team B: England
  • Team A Captain: SMA Priyanjan
  • Team B Captain: Joe Root

Sri Lanka Board President’s XI

Sri Lanka Board President Eleven will be led by SMA Priyanjan in this cricket. He had led his team against the touring New Zealand side last year and is expected to lead again. 

These kinds of cricket games help players get noticed by the selectors hence, all the participating players would be looking forward to performing. Oshada Fernando, who has been inconsistently part of the Sri Lankan side, would like to score big and get selected for the Sri Lankan side. 

There is no curb on the number of players to be selected for this cricket game. Hence, our prediction is of the inclusion of all the main domestic players of Sri Lanka for this game. 

Here is our prediction of Sri Lanka Board President’s XI playing XI:

  • MD Gunathilaka
  • S Samarawickrama
  • BOP Fernando
  • PBB Rajapaksa
  • AK Perera
  • SMA Priyanjan
  • P Nissanka
  • M Bhanuka
  • MA Aponso
  • PWH de Silva 
  • NT Gamage


England are going to be led by Joe Root in this cricket match. Root has been the leader of the test team for quite some time now. 

England would be looking to acclimatize to the conditions of Sri Lanka. They would be looking to see the pace options that would be taking part in the test matches. They would also be looking to see how Jack Leach performs as a spinner after being out of the team recently. It would also be interesting to see the battle between Ben Foakes and Jos Butler. 

Our prediction is of the inclusion of both Foakes and Bulter in the playing eleven. 

Here is our prediction of England’s playing XI:

  • Joe Root
  • Ben Foakes
  • Jos Butler
  • Stuart Broad
  • Jack Leach
  • Ben Stokes
  • Joe Denly
  • Sam Curran
  • Ollie Pope
  • Dom Sibley
  • Chris Woakes

Expert Prediction: SLBP vs ENG

England’s tour of Sri Lanka is going to kickstart soon. England are going to play two test matches on this tour. Both matches are going to be part of the ICC World Test Championship. Currently, on the points table, England are on the fourth spot with five wins out of the nine cricket matches played. 

Sri Lanka President Eleven players would be looking to make things difficult for the touring side. Their sole aim would be to not allow England’s players to feel comfortable in this entire cricket game. Their own players would like to be at their best as any performance against a touring side is always respected and taken into consideration for future selection. 

England, on the other hand, are currently suffering from a few injury concerns. Their three first-choice bowlers, James Anderson, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood, are out injured and will not be taking part in this cricket series. In their absence, the opportunities lie with Sam Curran, Chris Woakes and Sakib Mahmood to take the baton of fast bowling. 

England would be particularly keen to see how Jos Butler performs on this tour. Their management has been publicly vocal about his contributions and they clearly want him to score more runs than he has been in recent times. With Ben Foakes breathing down his neck, it is imperative for Butler to score big and keep well.

While the result of this cricket game will not matter too much, a loss here could hurt England’s morale before the first test match. However, keeping in mind the experience and calibre of players on both sides, our prediction is of the win for England. 

Astrology Prediction: SLBP vs ENG

The stars should be behind England in this cricket game. Hence, our prediction is of England’s win in this cricket game.   

Toss prediction? – Our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bat first and make first use of the conditions.  

Who will win? – England

Top Batsman – Oshada Fernando (SLBP), Joe Root (ENG)

Top Bowler – PWH de Silva (SLBP), Stuart Broad (ENG)

Most Sixes Oshada Fernando (SLBP), Joe Root (ENG)

Man of the Match Joe Root (SLBP)

Team Scores Batting first SLBP (300+), England (300+)

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