In Match 27 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (CWC), Mighty England will face Sri Lanka Cricket team at the Headingley Stadium in Headingley, Leeds on Friday, on 21 June. Eoin Morgan-led side would look to win by a big margin to consolidate their position in the ICC World Cup Point Table 2019. England had demolished the Afghanistan bowling as the team piled up 397 for six, the highest score of the tournament by battering the 25 stellar sixes, the maximum number in an ODI inning. On the other hand, Sri Lanka middle-order again collapsed against quality bowling. In their last match against Australia, Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera got Sri Lanka off to a super start but once the latter departed they lost all the momentum.
Will Sri Lanka tame the world cup favorites?
Looking at the current performance of the Sri Lankan team it is very hard for them to beat England as they are a strong side. In their last performance, they showed why they are the no.1 contender for winning the world cup. Sri Lanka has won only one match against Afghanistan, whereas England has lost only one match that is against Pakistan. If Sri Lanka wants to surprise England, then their batsman has to take responsibility to score runs and provide their bowlers something to fight for against the best batting side in the world cup. Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera’s performance are the only positive things going for the Sri Lanka team. Vintage Malinga has not shown his class till now and if Sri Lanka wants to win against England then this Star bowler has to give his career-best performance. Angelo Matthews and Kusal Mendis have to get back their form as they are out of color. Whereas England looks to seal their spot at top 4 in the world cup points table. There was only one issue with England team that Roy’s hamstring pull but James Vince shows that he can provide the start along-with Bairstow that provides the platform for the in-form Root and Morgan.
Players to watch
- Eoin Morgan, Jofra Archer, and Joe Root were the star performer in the last match against Afghanistan.
- Joe Root is currently at the second position in the highest run-scorer in World Cup 2019.
- Johnny Bairstow is also got his form and he is one of the most dangerous batsmen in the world. If he is started get going then he lonely took the game away from the opposition.
Apne 11 Fantasy Cricket Prediction:
Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Chris Woakes, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.
Vice Captain:- Kusal Perera
Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Chris Woakes, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.
Vice Captain:- Lasith Malinga
Sri Lanka Squad
Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis,Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Avishka Fernando