The 25th match of World Cup 2023 England Vs Sri Lanka will be held at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on 26 Oct 2023.
In the World Cups, the two groups have played against each other 11 times. Out of those 11 times, Britain has won 6 matches and the other group has won 5 matches. But the interesting fact is that England hasn’t defeated the Islanders since the 1999 World Cup. Sri Lanka has won the last four matches against England in the World Cup. During England’s successful World Cup campaign in 2019, Sri Lanka emerged as the winner.
- Eng VS. Sri Lanka MATCH DETAILS
- PITCH REPORT
- HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY Eng VS. SL
- PREDICTED PLAYING XI
- PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM England
- PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM Sri Lanka
- SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS
- WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS
- TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH
- WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH
- MATCH PREDICTION
Eng VS. Sri Lanka MATCH DETAILS
Sri Lanka and Britain will be playing in the Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium arena. This stadium has even and challenging dry pitches that are good for batting. All the stadiums in India that are being used for the World Cup 2023 are supported by the players. This stadium also has less area for hitting the ball far toward the boundary.
HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY Eng VS. SL
|Sri Lanka Wins
PREDICTED PLAYING XI
- Jos Buttler(w/c)
- Harry Brook
- Jonny Bairstow
- Dawid Malan
- Joe Root
- Liam Livingstone
- Sam Curran
- Chris Woakes
- Adil Rashid
- Mark Wood
- Reece Topley.
Team Sri Lanka
- Kusal Mendis (Captain)
- Pathum Nissanka
- Kusal Perera
- Sadeera Samarawickrama
- Charith Asalanka
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Dunith Wellalage
- Chamika Karunaratne
- Mahesh Theekshana
- Kasun Rajitha
- Dilshan Madushanka.
PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM England
It is expected that Jonny Bairstow will be working closely with Malan and performing very well. His aggressive hitting has destroyed the best bowling attacks. He is one of the best hitters in the world right now, no matter the spot.
Bairstow and Malan make a good team as the first two players for Britain. Bairstow has scored 3653 runs in 98 ODIs and has 11 centuries. His highest score is 141 runs and the important thing to notice is that his strike rate is 103.92. He can be very destructive at first and continues to be powerful.
Adil Rashid is the main leg-spinner in the England team. He has helped Jos Buttler win many ODI matches. And in India, Britain will be playing on surfaces that help spinners, like those in Pune, Delhi, and Lucknow, to name a few cities.
Rashid is good at playing on certain types of surfaces because he takes wickets by giving away some runs. Rashid has taken 184 wickets in 126 One Day International matches. His best performance was getting 5 wickets for 27 runs. On average, he gives away 5.67 runs per over.
PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM Sri Lanka
Pathum Nissanka has been an important part of Sri Lanka’s ODI team since the day he started playing for SL in 2021. Using his right hand to play Pathum has scored 1396 runs in 40 ODI matches. His highest score was 137. His average is 37.72 and his SR is 83.64. He also became famous by scoring 3 centuries in his career.
Nissanka and Kusal can prove a very risky pair from Sri Lanka. Following Perera, Nissanka also tries not to miss any free ball and plays very aggressively against spin bowlers. If he sticks to the pitch for some time in the middle overs, he can cause some real damage.
Sri Lanka’s Dunith Wellalage surprised everyone in the Asia Cup 2023. He impressed everyone with his bowling skills and also helped his team by batting well. The 20-year-old has a few qualities that make him a good choice instead of Hasaranga. Moreover, he can fulfill his duties during the middle overs.
Wellalage surprised everyone by taking five wickets against India in the Asia Cup. Additionally, He didn’t let the pressure of playing in a big group bother him and he stayed calm while using the bat. He has shown his best qualities when faced with important situations instead of feeling overwhelmed by them.
SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS
Let’s check out a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) Analysis of both teams:
Team England’s Strengths
Jos Buttler is England’s most important player when it comes to shorter formats of the game. Even though the group has many players who can win matches, none of them are as good as wicketkeeper-batsman Buttler. In the recent ODI match against Pakistan, he scored 110 runs off 55 balls at a very fast pace, hitting six fours and nine huge sixes. This was a fantastic performance in ODI batting that anyone would appreciate. When Buttler is performing well, Britain will have a chance to go above and beyond in terms of scoring points.
In simple words, the first match of England with Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy is very risky. Both have been playing extremely well and consistently scoring huge runs, even at a quick pace. While Roy has made a strong impact in two centuries during the ODI series against Pakistan, Bairstow has also achieved a century and scored 445 runs in IPL 2019.
Team England’s Weaknesses
Some English fast bowlers like Chris Woakes and David Willey don’t have a lot of speed, so they rely on swinging the ball to get some early wickets. If the ball doesn’t move, they will struggle to score runs easily on flat English wickets in the World Cup.
In simpler terms, Ben Stirs hit 71 runs in a crucial match against Pakistan to help his team win. However, his performance in the past six months has not been very good. Previously, Stirs used to be good at IPL matches, but now he seems to have lost his touch. When he is batting, he tries to hit everything towards the leg side and is not holding the bat properly.
Opportunities For Team England
In an interview with The Cricketer, former England player Mike Gatting expressed that England currently has their strongest team ever, and the addition of the exciting Jofra Archer will only make it even stronger. Britain will not have a far better or significantly better chance to win it.
Britain cannot have a higher chance or a more improved opportunity of winning the trophy. They have a lot of advantages, the team has strong players at the beginning of the game with Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow, consistent players in the middle with Joe Root and Eoin Morgan, and a great player to finish the game like Jos Buttler. They also have knowledge and understanding of how to bowl fast and to make the ball spin.
Most importantly, almost all of their players are fit and the team is at the top position in the ODI ranking. They have been consistently successful in recent years and will be playing the World Cup in their own country, which they are very familiar with compared to other teams. All of these things together strongly favor England and there is practically no clear reason why Britain should not continue to win the World Cup.
Threats For Team England
One cannot remember the last time that Britain was considered the most likely to win a World Cup. When the country hosts a big competition, it will only increase the pressure of expectations. However, the group has a history of being influential in their actions.
You need to understand that many factors contribute to winning a World Cup. Britain is almost certain to make it to the semi-finals, but after that, in the last two knockout games, anything can happen. A missed opportunity to catch the ball, to get a player out, or to field the ball well can greatly affect the outcome of the game. Remembering the 2017 Champions Trophy semi-final match against Pakistan.
Team Sri Lanka Strengths
Sri Lanka has a strong and impressive bowling attack, led by experienced players and supported by newly coming talents like Maheesh Theekshana. In conditions found in the subcontinent, their spinners could be the players who win matches for them. However, they will not enjoy the advantage of having Wanindu Hasranga. For now, the team joins the competition with a few important players who are in good condition. Players like Kusal Mendis and Dimuth Karunaratne can play for a long time and score a lot of runs.
Sri Lanka will benefit from the recent Asia Cup 2023 results. Their later show portrayed that the team played better together and had great strength to compete. These accomplishments make them confident before the World Cup. However, Sri Lanka is considered as a weaker team, people don’t trust them much. This reduces the pressure off the team and lets them play freely.
Team Sri Lanka’s Weaknesses
As far as the bowling team is good at throwing spin, still, it lacks all-rounders, who can perform well in both batting and bowling. The team will miss its all-rounder Wanindu Hasranga, who hasn’t recovered from an injury before the match. The team has weakened its strength by injuries to some important players, which might change their whole scenario.
Opportunities For Team Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has performed well in similar conditions to those present on the Indian pitches. The match will be played in India. This gives them a really good chance to do better than expected and maybe win the trophy. They got the trophy in 1996 when they played in the subcontinent, and in 2011, they reached the finals when India and Bangladesh hosted the competition.
Threats For Team Sri Lanka
When important team members get injured, it puts their campaign at serious risk because they may have to rely on less-experienced replacements. One more problem is that Sri Lanka’s fast bowling department is not as strong as their spin attack. This weakness could be taken advantage of by opponents in conditions that are good for fast bowlers.
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS
Britain is currently the best and most popular team in the World Cup 2023. Currently, Britain is one of the top 5 teams in ODI rankings, while Sri Lanka is one of the top 10 teams. Britain is maybe more down to earth than Sri Lanka. Britain will likely win this match.
TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH
The team who wins the toss should choose to bat as the pitch is in favor of the batsmen. Australia might choose to bat first.
WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH
|No rain expected
|Team Sri Lanka
|70% chance to win
|30% chance to win