England will take on Sri Lanka in Match 25 of the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 on October 26 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, India. The match commences at 02:00 PM IST. Reigning World Champions England are having a nightmare of a campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The English team has won only one of their four matches so far. Their only victory came against Bangladesh while they have suffered defeats at the hands of New Zealand and Afghanistan. (World Cup 2023 Points Table)
England head into the match against Sri Lanka following a morale-crushing 229-run defeat against South Africa. The Jos Buttler-led side is currently ninth in the 10-team table with only two points from four matches.
Sri Lanka, meanwhile, broke their three-match losing streak with a win over the Netherlands in their previous encounter. The Kusal Mendis-captained side is just above England in the ICC Cricket World Cup league standings with two points from four matches.
ENG vs SL pitch report
The pitch at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 251 runs. The surface is a sporting one with equal assistance for both batters and bowlers. The team winning the toss may decide to bat first and make the most of the track to post a healthy total.
Pace or Spin?
Pacers have taken 67% of the total wickets at this venue. Hence picking up pacers for your fantasy team should be a good idea.
ENG vs SL weather report
Temperature will hover around 28.61 degree C and humidity is expected to be around 28%. 2.97 m/s winds are expected.
ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction: Top captain and vice-captain picks
Dawid Malan: England batter Dawid Malan has amassed 192 runs in 4 matches in this competition at an average of 48 and a strike rate of 106.07. He has smashed 1 century and achieved the highest score of 140.
Sadeera Samarawickrama: Sri Lanka’s Sadeera Samarawickrama has hit 230 runs in 4 matches and is the team’s number-one run-scorer in this edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup. He enjoys a strike rate of 103.13 and averages 76.66. He also has a century and a half-century to his name in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
Adil Rashid: The England spinner has picked up 6 wickets in 4 matches so far and is another worthy captaincy option.
Dilshan Madushanka: The Sri Lanka bowler has racked up 11 wickets in 4 matches so far at an average of 21.18. Dilshan Madushanka’s 4/49 is his top bowling performance of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.
ENG vs SL squads
England: Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, David Willey, Mark Wood, Brydon Carse, Liam Livingstone, Jofra Archer, Brydon Carse, Sam Curran, Harry Brook and Gus Atkinson
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Kusal Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dushan Hemantha, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Dilshan Madushanka and Matheesha Pathirana
ENG vs SL Dream11 team
Wicket-Keepers: Kusal Mendis and Jonny Bairstow
Batter: Harry Brook, Dawid Malan and Sadeera Samarawickrama
All-Rounders: Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage and Moeen Ali
Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Adil Rashid, Lahiru Kumara and Chris Woakes
Captain: Dunith Wellalage
Vice-Captain: Chamika Karunaratne
England vs Sri Lanka head-to-head record in ODIs
England and Sri Lanka have competed against each other on 78 occasions in ODIs. While England have won 38 matches, their rivals have emerged victorious on 36 instances. One match has ended in a tie while three matches have yielded no results.
The last 5 ODI contests have seen both England and Sri Lanka win on 2 occasions. The highest score in these 5 matches is 366 by Sri Lanka while the lowest has been 132 by England.
England vs Sri Lanka ODI records
Highest score: England’s 333/9 against Sri Lanka at Taunton in 1983 is their highest total against Sri Lanka in ODI cricket.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s 366/6 at Colombo in 2018 is their highest score against England in ODI cricket.
Lowest score: England’s 88 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla in 2003 is their lowest score in ODIs against Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s 67 against England at Manchester in 2003 is their lowest total in ODI cricket against the English team.
Average score: England’s average score in England vs Sri Lanka ODI matches is 223, while Sri Lanka’s average score is 217 runs in ODIs.
England vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 prediction
Both teams have won 2 of the last 5 matches against each other. One match has ended in a tie. However, based on the current form, Sri Lanka hold an edge over England.
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