The defending Champions England will look to stay alive when face Sri Lanka in must win situation to be played in Bengaluru on 26th October 2023. It promises to be an exciting battle as both teams registered only 1 victory each.
England suffered a huge 229-run loss against South Africa and needs to play attacking cricket in tomorrow’s match. On the other hand, Sri Lanka registered their first-ever win with a comfortable victory over the Netherlands.
Details- England vs Sri Lanka, Match 25, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
Venue- M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date and Time- 26th October, 2.00 PM IST
A total of 78 One-day international matches have been played between England and Sri Lanka. England has a slender edge winning 38 encounters while Sri Lanka won 36 matches with 3 ending in no-result and 1 in a tie.
Since the 1983 World Cup, Sri Lanka and England played a total of 11 matches with England winning 6 of them while Sri Lanka with 5 wins. The last time these two teams met in the 2019 World Cup, Sri Lanka stunned England by 20 runs thanks to a brilliant bowling effort.
The pitch at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru promises to be a belter of pitch to bat on. Thanks to brilliant centuries by Mitchell Marsh and David Warner, Australia posted 367 runs for 9 in 50 overs.
Despite a solid opening partnership, Pakistan struggled and lost the match by 62 runs. The batting looked tough at the end which made life tough for the batters.
The captain that wins the toss would likely bat first and put on a decent total before putting pressure on the opponent.
England (Eng) vs Sri Lanka (SL)- Predicted Playing XI
Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (C), Charith Asalanaka, Sadeera Samawickrama, Dhanajaya de Silva, Dunith Wellage, Kasun Rajitha, Chamika Karaunate, Mahesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madhushanka.
Fantasy Selection- Eng vs SL
Team 1– Dawid Malan, Pathum Nissanka (VC), Joe Root, Charith Asalanaka, Liam Livingstone, Sadeera Samawickrama, Jos Buttler (VC), Dunith Wellage, Adil Rashid, Kasun Rajitha, Mark Wood.
Team 2– Jonny Bairstow (C), Kusal Perera, Ben Stokes, Kusal Mendis (VC), Moeen Ali, Dhanajaya de Silva, Sam Curran, Chamika Karaunate, David Willey, Mahesh Theekshana, Mark Wood.