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England vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20 Predictions & Tips - England set to swoop to 3-0 series whitewash

  • England vs Sri Lanka predictions for Saturday’s T20I cricket match
  • The match will be played in Southampton at 14:30 BST
  • Jos Buttler has scored 50+ runs in 3 of his last 4 T20I matches
  • I am tipping Buttler to top score for England and in the match
  • Predictions, stats, team news & preview
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Jos Buttler has scored 50+ runs in three of his last four T20I matches (Getty images)
Ralph Staniforth 25 Jun 2021
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England vs Sri Lanka Predictions


Jos Buttler should return to play in the 3rd T20 after being rested last time out. He is backed to score over 28.5 runs as the best bet.

  • England have won 8 of their last 12 T20I matches.
  • England’s Jos Buttler has scored 52, 83 & 68 runs in 3 of his last 4 T20I matches.
  • Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis scored 39 runs in the last match.
  • Sri Lanka have lost 11 of their last 12 T20I matches.

Head to Head


England have won six of their last seven T20I matches against Sri Lanka. The 2nd T20I of this series ended in a five wicket win for England in Cardiff.

England Form


England sealed the series with an easy five wicket win over Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. After winning the first by eight wickets, the second T20 followed a similar pattern.

Sri Lanka batted first and England’s bowlers dominated. Mark Wood took 2-18 while Adil Rashid ended with figures of 2-24 as Sri Lanka posted a paltry 111 runs in 20 overs.

England struggled initially with the bat, losing four wickets by the time they reached 36 runs. Liam Livingstone however top scored with 29 runs to see England home.

England Injuries & Team News


There will be more rotation for the 3rd T20. Jos Buttler was rested in the 2nd T20 so should start in the final match

Sri Lanka Form


Sri Lanka have suffered 11 defeats in their last 12 T20I matches. That includes their two defeats in the current series against England.

In the 2nd T20, Sri Lanka were expected to produce better than the first. They however failed miserably with the batsmen again the biggest problem.

Sri Lanka only managed to post 111 runs in 20 overs. Kusal Mendis top scored with 39 runs while Kusal Perera scored 21. No other batsman passed 19.

The Sri Lankan bowlers made a good fight of it, reducing England to 36-4 at one point. Wanindu Hasaranga took 2-20 in four overs but it wasn’t enough as England won by five wickets.

Sri Lanka Injuries & Team News


Sri Lanka have no injuries ahead of the final fixture.

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Verdict

Jos Buttler is backed to top score for England and in the match. For Sri Lanka we are looking at Kusal Mendis as the top run scorer.

Best Bet: Buttler Over 28.5 Runs Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best England Batsman Tip: Jos Buttler Best England Batsman @220.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best Sri Lanka Batsman Tip: Kusal Mendis Best Sri Lanka Batsman @300.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Top Match Batsman Tip: Jos Buttler Top Match Batsman @550.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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