Scotland vs Sri Lanka – 1st One-Day International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Scotland vs Sri Lanka taking place? Saturday 18th May, 11:00 (UK)

Where is Scotland vs Sri Lanka taking place? Edinburgh

What is the expected weather for Scotland vs Sri Lanka? This game is expected to be affected by rain throughout in temperatures between 10 and 12c

What channel is Scotland vs Sri Lanka on? The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream Scotland vs Sri Lanka? The match will be streamed live on Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Scotland vs Sri Lanka? https://www.ticketline.co.uk/venue/the-grange-cricket-club#contact

LAST MEETING
Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 148 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

SCOTLAND

Captain: Kyle Coetzer

  • Scotland host Sri Lanka in a two-match ODI series as new head coach Shane Burger searches for his first win in charge following his side’s defeat to Afghanistan last week in a rain-affected match.

  • Callum MacLeod hit a century from just 89 balls as the Scots posted a strong score of 325/7 but fell to an agonising two-run loss under the D/L method as their bowling unit struggled to contain the Afghanistan batsmen.

  • Scotland have named a 14-man squad led by captain Kyle Coetzer as his side attempt an upset in order to press their claims for full membership from the International Cricket Council.

SRI LANKA

Captain: Dimuth Karunaratne

  • Sri Lanka head into this mini-series with Scotland in an attempt to reverse their recent form as they head into the World Cup after being whitewashed in their last two series’ against New Zealand and South Africa.

  • South Africa defeated them 5-0 thanks to some extremely poor performances and the Sri Lankans will be desperate to rectify that as they try and acclimatise to the conditions in the UK.

  • Sri Lanka are expected to field a strong line-up in this game with Kusal Mendis set to keep wicket and Kusal Perera the only man from the World Cup squad not named in the squad to face the Scots.

THE PREDICTION

The new era for Scottish cricket got off to a disappointing start as they had a game rained off against Afghanistan before falling to a narrow two-run loss under the D/L method following a rain-affected encounter. They now host a Sri Lankan side whose preparations for the World Cup have been poor. They have struggled in the 50-over format over recent series’ and looked well out of touch against South Africa last time out. They will be looking for a confidence-boosting performance here and the result should follow.