England vs. Sri Lanka Dream 11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Weather Report, Players Details
As the ODI World Cup 2023 unfolds in thrilling fashion, cricket enthusiasts around the globe are eagerly awaiting the 25th game of the tournament, where England (ENG) and Sri Lanka (SL) will lock horns at the iconic M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. This pivotal encounter is scheduled for Thursday, October 26, and promises to be a showdown for the ages.
Both England and Sri Lanka have had a roller-coaster ride in the tournament so far, with each team securing just one win out of their four games. While England’s campaign has been marked by its ups and downs, Sri Lanka is keen to capitalize on their recent victory against the Netherlands.
England’s Roller-Coaster Ride
England’s journey in this ODI World Cup has been far from smooth. They have faced two consecutive losses, the most recent being a crushing defeat at the hands of South Africa. In that match, South Africa posted an imposing total of 399 runs, thanks in large part to Heinrich Klaasen’s explosive century. England’s response fell woefully short, as they were bundled out for a mere 170 runs, leading to a 229-run loss.
Sri Lanka’s Recent Triumph
In contrast, Sri Lanka’s most recent outing saw them conquer the Netherlands with a five-wicket victory. Their bowlers, Dilshan Madushanka and Kasun Rajitha, were the heroes of the day, picking up four wickets each to restrict the Dutch to a total of 263 runs. Sadeera Samarawickrama played a vital role, notching up 91 runs off 107 deliveries and emerging as the highest run-scorer for the Sri Lankan team.
|Date||Thursday, October 26, 2023|
|Time||2:00 PM IST|
|Venue||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|Live Broadcast||Star Sports Network|
|Live Stream||Disney+ Hotstar|
On match day, the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is expected to experience hazy conditions with a temperature of 26.7°C and a humidity level of 58%. These weather conditions should make for an exciting contest between the two teams.
The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch is expected to favor the batsmen, with an average first-innings total in recent matches nearly touching 300 runs. Winning the toss may lead to a decision to bat first, with the aim of setting a formidable total.
ENG vs SL Probable Playing XI
|JE Root||C Asalanka|
|DJ Malan||Pathum Nissanka|
|HC Brook||MADI Hemantha|
|Chris Woakes||D de Silva|
|Ben Stokes||A Mathews|
|DJ Willey||K Mendis (C)|
|JM Bairstow||K Perera|
|Jos Buttler (C)||S Samarawickrama|
|AU Rashid||M Theekshana|
|AAP Atkinson||K Rajitha|
|Mark Wood||D Madushanka|
|SM Curran||D Karunaratne|
|MM Ali||D Shanaka|
|LS Livingstone||Dunith Wellalage|
|RJW Topley||Matheesha Pathirana|
|BA Carse||L Kumara|
ENG vs SL Injured Players
|England – Injury and Availability News||Sri Lanka – Injury and Availability News|
|Reece Topley has been ruled out of the tournament due to a fractured index finger.||Angelo Mathews has replaced Matheesha Pathirana in the squad.|
|Brydon Carse has been included in England’s squad as a replacement for Reece Topley.||Matheesha Pathirana has been sidelined due to a shoulder injury.|
|D Karunaratne, D Shanaka, Dunith Wellalage, L Kumara, C Karunatne, D Chameera are on Sri Lanka’s bench.|
Must Pick Players
Dream 11 Team
|K Mendis||WK BAT|
|JM Bairstow||WK BAT|
|Jos Buttler||WK BAT (C)|
|Ben Stokes||BAT (VC)|
|D de Silva||ALL ROUNDER|
|DJ Willey||ALL ROUNDER|