ENG vs SL – ICC World Cup Match 25 Prediction 25 Oct 2023
England and Sri Lanka are set to clash in Bengaluru on Thursday, October 26, in a pivotal contest that holds significant importance for both sides.
- As of now, both teams find themselves in a similar situation with one win each from the four games they’ve played in the tournament.
- On the current points table, Kusal Mendis’ team holds the eighth position, just one spot ahead of England, primarily due to a superior net run rate.
- Notably, in the last ten completed matches between these two teams, England has emerged victorious in eight of them.
ENG vs SL – ICC WC 2023 – Venue Details
Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium
Date: October 25th 2023
Time: 14:00 (local)
ENG vs SL – ICC WC 2023 – Team Previews
The team’s performance thus far in the tournament has been far from ideal, with three out of four matches ending in losses, including a defeat against lower-ranked Afghanistan. Consequently, they find themselves in the bottom half of the table. With just five more matches left to play, England is in dire need of victories to maintain their hopes of qualification.
For the remainder of the tournament, Buttler’s side should rely on their batting prowess to set imposing totals and then defend them. In addition to accumulating points, England must urgently address their troubling net run rate (NRR).
Regarding the selection, England has already utilized all 15 players they initially included in their squad. However, there remains a glimmer of hope that the addition of Brydon Carse can bring a Liam Plunkett-like impact, strengthening their capabilities in the middle overs.
When it comes to Sri Lanka’s chances, their path to the top four seems challenging, especially with matches against India and New Zealand still on the horizon. However, they have displayed glimpses of their potential, primarily showcased by Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama’s batting prowess, along with Madushanka’s effectiveness in taking wickets.
Mendis provided a spark in Sri Lanka’s initial two games, scoring a brisk 76 off 42 in the challenging chase against South Africa and following it up with a splendid hundred off 65 balls against Pakistan. Despite having just one win, it’s their most recent result that they’ll look to build upon as a launchpad for the remainder of the campaign.
Sri Lanka has received approval to introduce the vastly experienced former captain Angelo Mathews into their squad as a replacement for Matheesha Pathirana. Dunith Wellalage might also be considered for selection after sitting out the match against the Netherlands.
ENG vs SL – ICC WC 2023 – Probable Playing XI’s
England: D Malan, J Bairstow, J Root, B Stokes, H Brook, J Buttler (Cap & wk), M Ali, C Woakes, A Rashid, G Atkinson, M Wood
Sri Lanka: P Nissanka, K Perera, K Mendis, S Samarawickrama, C Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, A Mathews, D Wellalage, M Theekshana, K Rajitha, D Madushanka
ENG vs SL – ICC WC 2023 – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The Chinnaswamy Stadium is known as a haven for batsmen, with an average score of more than 300 in the last five ODIs played there. It’s likely to have a covering of grass, which can help the ball skid and aid the quicker bowlers, while there isn’t much assistance for the spinners on this surface.
ENG vs SL – ICC WC 2023 – Win Prediction
The Bangalore surface would suit England’s Bazballers a lot more than Sri Lanka, which makes them hot favourites for this game.