England vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 – Preview, Prediction, Team Squads, Match Details and Live Streaming
England will hope to keep up their winning momentum and essentially increment their odds of making it to the semi-finals by beating battling Sri Lanka at the Headingley on Friday.
With four successes and one defeat, England are second in the points table behind New Zealand. One more win on Friday will take their points count to 10. In the interim, Sri Lanka has only one win from five matches with two games resulting in washouts.
In their last match against Afghanistan, England captain Eoin Morgan hit 17 sixes, a world record, to enable England to post 397/6 in 50 overs. Morgan crushed 148 off only 71 balls as England won the match by 150 runs.
Fast bowler Mark Wood trusts Morgan’s daring ball striking, which helped England to an enormous score, sums up the team’s intrepid way to deal with one-day cricket in recent years.
“It was amazing, amazing,” Wood told reporters. “Coming off his back injury scare and stuff, and not knowing how he would play or feel, I was just astounded by how well he played.
“A lot of the bowlers tend to sit in the back of the dressing room and try and relax but even I came out and watched that because it was great to see on such a big occasion.
“I know we’ve played like this for four years now, and there’s been some remarkable things, but to do it in a World Cup game speaks volumes about how Eoin wants the team to play and the values we’ve kept going throughout those four years.”
England vs Sri Lanka Match Odds
Sri Lanka 6/1
England vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction
England will win. A merciless performance against Afghanistan demonstrated indeed exactly how effectively this England side can bat adversaries out of a game before they were ever in it. It’s hard to perceive how Sri Lanka’s assault may contain them.
Here’s everything people need to know about when and where to watch England vs Sri Lanka match:
When will England vs Sri Lanka match happen?
The England vs Sri Lanka match will happen on Friday 21 June, 2019.
Where will the England vs Sri Lanka match be played?
The England vs Sri Lanka match will be played at the Headingley in Leeds.
What time does the England vs Sri Lanka match start?
England vs Sri Lanka will start at 3 pm IST, with the toss scheduled at 2.30 pm IST.
Which TV channels will communicate England vs Sri Lanka match?
Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Cricket from 9.30am. All Cricket World Cup matches will be broadcast in the UK on Sky Sports.
Test Match Special will likewise broadcast live ball-by-ball commentary, which will include on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra, Radio 4 Long Wave and the BBC Sport website.
For the full list of radio coverage times throughout the tournament, see the full schedule here.
How to watch Cricket World Cup fixtures in Sri Lanka
England vs Sri Lanka Full Team Squads:
England Team Players:
Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Sri Lanka Team Players:
Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva