It is another do-or-die match for both teams. England won a crucial match against New Zealand in their last match and is now a win away from the place in playoffs. But they face a Sri Lankan challenge in front of them. The Lankan side beat Afghanistan and have a talented team. The English batters face the threat from the wily Lankan spinners. This World Cup has sprung many surprises and this match also promises to go down the wire.
In the 39th match of the World Cup, England will face Sri Lanka on 5th November, Saturday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The match will start at 1:30 PM IST.
Match: England vs Sri Lanka
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Date and Time: November 5, 1:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar
The tournament has created balanced pitches so far. The ball swings under light and bowlers are in the game for the initial few overs. Meanwhile, batters have to rely on running between the wicket as the boundaries are very long. You get value for your shots once you are set.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha
England will look to end the group stages on a high by winning the crucial contest against Sri Lanka and qualify for the semifinals.
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