Match 25 of the ICC Cricket World Cup will be played between two struggling sides – England and Sri Lanka – at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Both teams are currently on the wrong side of the points table. With one win in four games, England are at the eighth spot, while Sri Lanka are one place ahead on the seventh, while two wins and as many losses.
England come into this game on the back of a loss at the hands of South Africa. The Proteas, batting first, went on to score a huge total of 399, in reply to which England were bowled out for just 170. They were poor in both the batting and bowling departments, something that has been the case throughout their campaign so far. Their big names have disappointed.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, come into this game on the back of a win over the Netherlands. Dilshan Madushanka and Kasun Rajitha picked up four wickets each to restrict the Dutch to a first innings total of 262, which Sri Lanka chased down with 10 balls to spare as Pathum Nissanka and Sadeera Samarawickrama scored half centuries.
For the defending champions to make it to the semi-finals, the road ahead is difficult. They need to win all their five remaining games to make it. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, need to win four of five.
Ahead of the next game of Cricket World Cup 2023, here is all you need to know.
England vs Sri Lanka injury update
Brydon Carse has been included in the squad after injury to Reece Topley, but is unlikely to make it to the XI. Chris Woakes is likely to replace Carse. Sri Lanka do not have any injury concerns.
England vs Sri Lanka predicted XI
England: Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c and wk), David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c and wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
England vs Sri Lanka Match Details
Match: England vs Sri Lanka
Date & Time: October 26, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
England vs Sri Lanka Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow
Batters: Ben Stokes, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Charith Asalanka
All-rounders: Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Mark Wood, Kasun Rajitha, Adil Rashid
Captain: Jos Buttler
Vice-captain: Pathum Nissanka
England vs Sri Lanka: Bangalore Weather and Pitch Report
A high scoring game is likely on the Bangalore pitch. The fast bowlers will also get assistance here.
The weather in Bangalore will be sunny with a maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius.
England vs Sri Lanka, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between England and Sri Lanka will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
England vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the England vs Sri Lanka match. The toss will take place at 1.30 PM IST.
England vs Sri Lanka ODI matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by England||38|
|Matches won by Sri Lanka||36|
England vs Sri Lanka match prediction
England will be looking to do their best to keep themselves alive in the tournament. They have better players than Sri Lanka, but most of them have been out of form. If England’s big names deliver the goods, Sri Lanka may have a tough time in this game.