England vs Sri Lanka match preview: DKODING Key Players and Team news
The ICC World Cup 2019 is up and running as the match number 27 is set to see England and Sri Lanka going head-to-head at the Headingley in Yorkshire on Thursday.
By defeating Afghanistan with such a huge margin, England’s qualifier position is almost booked. Sri Lanka on the other hand is playing a do or die contest for their little hope for playing the semi-finals of the WC.
“It was amazing, amazing. 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.”
Mark Wood on skipper Morgan’s innings.
Opening batsman Jason Roy still out for the game.
‘I’m targeting Australia but we’ll see how this week goes. It all depends on this week.If this week goes to plan then maybe, but who knows? There’s a lot of grey area with hamstrings unfortunately.’ Said the English batsman Roy.
Even after the absence of Roy England posted a mammoth total of 397 against Afghanistan. Going against Sri Lanka without their best opener doesn’t look to affect England much with such a deep and strong batting lineup.
How have the teams faired out?
England with arguably their best-ever batting lineup struck Afghanistan hard enough that they won the match even before the start of the 2nd innings. While Sri Lanka is still there in the tournament but only theoretically, practically everyone knows they are on the blink of getting knocked out of WC.
England has shown clinical performance against any opponent they have faced till now. Sri Lanka is not the team that poses a big threat to the favourites of the WC. England will eye on the top spot with a comprehensive win against the Lankans.
Sri Lanka has won only 1 game that too against the weakest side Afghanistan. This team is no longer the dominating side once the cricketing fraternity saw, the victory of Sri Lanka will come as a surprise even for their supporters.
England will be the favorite for tomorrow’s game and most will go for a big victory, Sri Lanka will try to get an upset and stay in the tournament for a little longer.
Key Players to watch out for
England – Jofra Archer
The batting lineup of England is no doubt among the best a team can imagine of, but the real challenge for Sri Lanka will be to score big to even stand a chance against the England Team.
And the biggest hurdle in this will be the fast bowler Jofra Archer who has performed extremely well in this WC.
Sri Lanka – Kusal Perera
Perera is the only positive for Sri Lankan side till now. He is the man who can lay the foundation for a big total against England.
We are expecting a one-sided affair in the favour of England, another possible outcome is some fight back from Sri Lanka which can make England give run for their money.
But at the end, Sri Lanka winning today’s encounter is an outcome with even fewer likelihoods than a washout.