England vs Sri Lanka will be the 25th ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, which will be played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, on October 26, 2023. It is going to be a do-or-die match for the England and Sri Lanka teams because they both lost three matches already out of 4 matches they played till now in the World Cup.
England, the defending champions, are on the brink of slipping the chance to defend the title in the World Cup after they lost their last match against South Africa by an extremely huge margin of 229 runs, which is going to be hard for the champions to come forwards from it. They were totally destroyed by the opposition in the last match in both areas as the bowling unit of England leaked out a lot of runs. They lost back-to-back matches first, it was against Afghanistan and, after that, South Africa, but the real concern is they lost all three matches by a huge margin and only won against Bangladesh, which is considered one of the weakest teams.
England’s team’s biggest mistake was that they did not include new players and kept almost the same playing 11, which they used in 2019, which makes their team look weak now. They were all out on just 170 when they were chasing 400 runs against South Africa, which is one of the biggest defeats in ODI cricket. Their next match is going to Sri Lanka, who are standing above them with a better net run rate, and it is not going to be an easy task for them to win against the uprising team of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka won their last match against the highly confident Netherlands team, who defeated South Africa, but still, Lanka played quite well against them and chased down 263 runs with 6 wickets in hand. It was their first win of the tournament, and if they wanted to stay in the tournament, they had to win their next match against the England side, who were low on confidence.
When and Where To Watch England vs Sri Lanka 25th ICC World Cup 2023 Match
|Match||England vs Sri Lanka 25th ICC World Cup Match, 2023|
|Date & Time||October 26, 2023, 2:00 PM IST|
|Venue||M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|Where to Watch||Disney Hotstar|
Player Injury Report For England vs Sri Lanka 25th ICC World Cup Match
England got bad news in the last match against South Africa as their top wicket-taker, Recce Topley, is out of the World Cup because of Injury.
England vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head ODI Record
|South Africa Won||36|
Weather Conditions For England vs Sri Lanka 20th ICC World Cup Match
The weather in Bengaluru will be cloudy, and some breeze will be on the ground.
Pitch Report of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, In England vs Sri Lanka Match On October 26, 2023
|Match Played||39 Matches|
|Batting first won||15 Matches won|
|Batting second won||20 Matches won|
|Average 1st innings scores||235 Runs|
|Highest Team innings total||383/6 by IND|
|Lowest Team innings total||114/10 by INDW|
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru pitch, has been the best pitch for the Batter, which was seen in the last match between Australia and Pakistan. 25 sixes were smashed down in the match, and 672 runs were scored by both teams in just 95.3 overs, which clearly shows how good the pitch was for the batters. However, there was some turn for the spinners in the second innings, which helped Adam Zampa to take four wickets.
Team Preview Of England
England’s team needs to rethink their playing 11 because they included most of the same players who played in the 2019 World Cup, but that was in England’s pitches, which is very different from the Indian pitches. Their star bowling unit could not adapt to the Indian pitches, especially their batters, who were smashing down every team bowling unit before the World Cup.
Important players for the England Team in the match against Sri Lanka
1- Root does have the best average against Sri Lanka, as he played 28 ODI matches against them, scoring 1175 runs with an average of 65.27 average with 2 centuries, including one double century and also 9 half centuries. He has not been in good form for the past 3 months, and even in the World Cup, scored one half-century.
2- Jos Buttler has a 41 average in 25 matches he played against Sri Lanka but has been a failed player in the World Cup, which clearly shows that he did not even score a half-century. He needs to give a captain innings because if he does not, then England is not going to win against Sri Lanka.
3- Chris Woakes is now a more important player after Recce Topley is out of the squad for the rest of the World Cup. He played 20 ODI matches against Sri Lanka, in which he scored 231 runs and took 30 wickets against them.
Team Preview Sri Lanka
The Sri Lanka team needs to keep their performance high, which they showed in the last match against the Netherlands side, in which they chased down a decent total with comfort. However, their bowling unit is not as strong as it used to be because of a few injuries still they are still capable of taking on England in their next match.
Important players for the Sri Lanka Team in the match against the England Team
1- Kusal Mendis will be crucial for the Lanka side as his hard-hitting batting will be important on the pitch of Chinnaswamy. He has 48.8 runs average in the last 10 matches he played with a strike rate of 105.17.
2- Sadeera Samarawickrama needs to give the same performance that he gave against the Netherlands in the last match, scoring 91 runs to give his team victory. He has been in good form in the World Cup, and in his last 10 matches, he scored 445 runs with an average of 49.44. He has great batting technique and will be a future star for the Sri Lanka side.
3- Dilshan Madushanka needs to keep picking up wickets, which he did in the last 4 matches, picking up 11 wickets for the Sri Lanka side, but he needs support from the other bowlers, and if they give, then he will be more lethal against England.
England vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction
England will be the favorite to win the match against Sri Lanka, but it can be a turnaround match If Sri Lanka plays their part well.
England vs Sri Lanka: Probable Playing 11 of England
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley
England vs Sri Lanka: Probable Playing 11 of Sri Lanka
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
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