Here in match number 27 of ICC cricket world cup 2019, Lankan tigers will be ready to swoop on the host country England on June 21. This match will be played at Headingley, Leads.
Both Teams are one of those who has played all the world cups since the first edition which was held in 1975. Both sides have a brilliant track record in the history of ICC cricket world cup, England team have been unable to lift any of the world cups so far which would be their prime objective to chased at least for once. Whereas Sri Lanka is leading with a title which they acquired in the world cup 1996. Both the sides have faced each other several times in the world cup which would help them to pick out each other’s deficiencies.
The timing of the match?
09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
ENG vs SRI Live Stream CWC 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 27 Eng vs SRI can be seen live on Sky Sports in UK Star Sports in India, Ptv Sports, Ten Sports in Pakistan. Moreover, CWC 2019 Live Streaming can be watched live on Sonyliv in Pakistan whereas Hotstar will provide ball by ball live coverage of England vs Sri Lanka match in India.
England vs Sri Lanka Pre Match Analysis
Sri Lankan Team Management left everyone amazed when they decided to sack their captain Mathews and appointed a player as a captain who did not play even a single ODI since the world cup 2015.
Dimuth Karunaratne replaced Mathews at a helm of the ODI side, prior to the world cup 2019. It was the biggest surprise for the Lankan fans as former skipper Mathews has always been really up to the mark both with bat and ball. this astonishing comeback of newly appointed skipper would definitely be a test of his grit and the responsibility as it would never be easy for him to lead a quite brittle side in the tough English conditions where they will be meeting the top teams of the event.
Lankan team have been struggling from the past 3 years and what they have lost in these three years is beyond explanation. They had to face a humiliating defeat in the Asia cup while playing against Afghanistan and they got easily crumbled by a quite inexperienced Team.more to the agony, they once again repeated it and got defeated by Bangladesh, another inexperienced side and this ray of defeats gave the burst to“change the captain” debates.
However, Lankan Tigers have recently toured Australia and South Africa but their display was not up to the mark all through these tours as they got crumbled by Australia in all the formats and later South Africa splintered this brittle side easily. Although test series was turned out to be a historic series for Lankan Team as they defeated Africa on their own soil and became the first Asian team to beat Africa on their home grounds.
This has definitely encouraged Lankan young side to display themselves effectively in the ODI’s but they could not carry with what they have done in test Series. However, Couple of their players have been showing their potential as Kusal Parera did in the test series against Africa, His explosive batting knock will be an amazing part to witness in the coming world cup as he will be Lankan’s key weapon alongside Malinga and Thisara Parera.
On the other side, this time, host Team England is a serious contender to lift the world cup. they have been exceptional during the last three years as there have been a lot of historic victories which is enough to predict England as a clear favorite to lift this world cup.
Eoin Morgan will be leading this side which comprised of numerous youngsters to prove this world cup as a making stage for their career. Some of their top order batsmen including Jason Roy, butler and root are an ebullient force to assist the top order from the early overs that may come through their explosive knocks. Then comes, the skipper Morgan and another experience giant Bairstow who can be a nightmare for the opponents as they will be tempted to take the responsibility of middle order.
Since the world cup 2015, they have acquired some explosive all-rounders, ben stokes is one of them, a most reliable player who will be a key weapon to smash the opponents both with bowl and bat. However, their pace attack has lost the potential they once had in the presence of broad and Anderson. This is the only department they seriously need to revamp it in order to create a serious impact in the world cup. their fast bowling is undergoing from some poor form which gave unbelievable consequences in the recent series against west indies.
Srilanka vs England H2H
Result of previous World cup’s encounters between Sri Lanka and England,
|England||Sri Lanka||Margin||World cup|
|Won||Lost||By 47 runs||1983|
|Won||Lost||By 108 runs||1987|
|Won||Lost||By 106 runs||1992|
|Lost||Won||By 5 wickets||1996|
|Lost||won||By 2 runs||2007|
|Lost||Won||By 10 wickets||2011|
|Lost||Won||By 9 wickets||2015|
England Squad for the world cup 2019
- EION MORGAN (CAPTAIN)
- JOE ROOT
- JASON ROY
- MOEEN ALI
- ALEX HALES
- JOSS BUTTLER
- JONNY BAIRTSOW
- ADIL RASHID
- LIAM PLIUNKET
- MARK WOOD
- BEN STOKES
- JOE DENLY
- DAVID WILLEY
- TOM CURREN
- CHRIS WOAKES
Sri Lankan Squad for world cup 2019
- DIMUTH KARUNARATNE
- ANGELO MATHEWS
- LASITH MALINGA
- KUSAL JANITH PARERA
- LAHIRU THIRIMANNE
- AVISHKA FERNANDO
- KUSAL MENDIS
- DHANANJAYA DE SILVA
- JEFFERY VANDERSAY
- THISARA PARERA
- ISURU UDANA
- SURANGA LAKMAL
- NUWAN PRADEEP
- JEEVAN MENDIS
- MILINDA SRIWARDANA
If the English side carries their current form, they will be a clear favorite to win this match. despite having a poor record against Sri Lanka in world cup matches, England has more chances to turned this match into their favor. Further, the home ground would be a plus point for them to easily crumble the Lankan Team as it has never been so easy to defeat England on their home grounds.