Cricket match between : England vs Sri Lanka
Date of match : 21-June, Thursday
Starting Time : 3.00 PM IST
Cricket Stadium : Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground, Headingley, Leeds, England
Match Number : 27 in ICC World Cup 2019
Match Prediction : England expected to win this match...... To know more about our prediction and tips read below details.
Good news for teams and their fans as there is no chances of rain. There will be a bit of cloud cover, but that isn’t expected to rain. The temperature will be in between 15 and 17 degrees Celsius. The weather will be pleasant and humidity won’t be on the higher side with the numbers in the 40s and 50s.
This is the first match of this World Cup on Leeds pitch and we considered last few matches on this pitch, the pitch looks very flat, expected to help to batsman. Hence, teams are likely to field first after winning the toss. The average score of last five matches is 325 so this time also high scoring match is expected.
England stands in number 3 in points table. Liam Plunkett is expected to come back and Adil Rashid may have to sit out. Rashid is very expensive as he has bowled at an average of 54.50. Jonny Bairstow is steadfastly finding his rhythm back. Joe Root is in very good form, Eoin Morgan also in a very good form as well. Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali have also playing well in last their matches. In bowlers, Mark Wood and Jofra Archer has taken 9 and 12 wickets respectively. So England team looks balance team.
James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid/Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Sri Lanka team is placed fifth in the table. This match will be very crucial for them to qualify. Suranga Lakmal is expected to come back in place of Milinda Siriwardana. Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera are the only batsman who are in form. Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis are not in rhythm. Thisara Perera is yet to terrorize the opponent with his merciless style of play. Nuwan Pradeep made his comeback. Lasith Malinga has occasionally looked good but needs to be a bit more consistent.
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana/Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
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