Sri Lanka England the tour will arrive in London this week as both nations face off in a second ODI series at the Kennington Oval. The home team beat the Islanders with five goalkeepers batch opener. Eoin Morgan’s men will start as favorites to win in the second game as well.
Sri Lanka got off to a good start in the first ODI, but their inexperience cost them as they got away with just 185 runs, even though at one stage they were 145-3. The islanders returned to the competition by taking four English gates in 12 cards. However, Joe Root’s 79-race shot took England home in the 35th round.
England will be aiming to secure the series at the Kennington Oval this Thursday. The teams that hit second place enjoyed more success on this field. So it would come as no surprise that the captain who wins the throw is the first to opt for bowling.
Since London is set to host the second ODI between England and Sri Lanka, here are a few significant numbers you need to know from previous ODI matches played at the Oval.
Stadium name: Kennington Oval
ODI matches played: 73
Matches won by the teams that hit first: 29
Matches won by teams that hit each other second: 40
Matches without results: 4
Highest single score: 176 * – Evin Lewis (WI) – England, 2017
Best bowling figures: 6/42 – Umar Gul (PAK) v. England, 2010
Team’s highest score: 398/5 – New Zealand vs England, 2015
Lowest team score: 103 – England v. South Africa, 1999
The most successful running chase: 322/3 – Sri Lanka vs India, 2017
Average running speed: 5.02
Average result of the 1st change: 253
Which England players performed well in the ODIs at Kennington Oval, London?
English spinner Adil Rashid took six goalkeepers in seven ODI matches at the Kennington Oval. His economy at this point was 5.29, while his best indicators are 2/36.
English skipper Eoin Morgan collected 630 runs in 14 ODI innings at the Kennington Oval. The average hitting rate on this field is 57.27 and the hitting rate is 106.78.