Today marks the 25th match of the World Cup 2023, featuring England and Sri Lanka. Both teams are currently in a tough spot in the points table, with Sri Lanka in the seventh position and England in the eighth. They have played four matches each, but have only managed to win one match. It remains to be seen which team will come out on top in today’s match. Let’s take a look at the likely playing elevens for both teams.
Current Situation of England: England, the defending champions in both ODI and T20 formats, entered the World Cup as strong contenders to reclaim the title. However, their performance in the tournament has been rather ordinary. England started the World Cup with a convincing defeat to New Zealand. Though they bounced back by defeating Bangladesh, they faced defeats at the hands of Afghanistan and South Africa. This has made their path to the semifinals quite challenging.
Current Situation of Sri Lanka: On the other hand, Sri Lanka had been playing good cricket in the months leading up to the World Cup, securing consecutive wins in the World Cup qualifiers. They reached the finals of the Asia Cup as well. However, in the final, they faced a humiliating loss against India. In the current World Cup, Sri Lanka’s performance has been less than stellar. They have won only one match out of four, making it a tough journey to advance further in the tournament.
Playing Eleven for England:
- David Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook/Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler (Captain & Wicketkeeper), David Willey/Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes/Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes/Mark Wood.
Playing Eleven for Sri Lanka:
- Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Sadira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dushmantha Chameera/Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilesh Madushanka.
This match between England and Sri Lanka promises to be an exciting contest. It’s a crucial one for both teams as they look to improve their position in the points table and keep their hopes alive for the World Cup. If you have any more questions or need further updates, feel free to ask!