Again towards the wall, England and Sri Lanka are locked in a battle of Lions after lacklustre begin.
ENG vs SL Stay Rating: England are bowled out for 156 with Lahiru Kumara bagging three wickets. In a shambolic batting present, Ben Stokes was the top-scorer with 43 off 73 balls. Regardless of an honest begin with Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow including 45 runs, England misplaced 10 wickets for simply 111 within the ENG vs SL Cricket World Cup recreation at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Malan scored 28 earlier than Angelo Matthews supplied the large wicket. Joe Root, Johnny Bairstow, Jos Buttler and Liam Livingstone departed quickly after as Sri Lanka pushed defending champions on the again foot.
Notably, England are coming off a thumping loss towards South Africa, whereas Sri Lanka lastly managed to finish their dropping streak by defeating Netherlands by 5 wickets. Each England and the Lankans are presently languishing on the backside of the factors desk and have to win all their video games to remain in rivalry for the semi-final.
Taking part in XIs:
England: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wooden
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka
Australia have discovered one in Glenn Maxwell, and England could be hoping their talisman Ben Stokes steps up and conjures up others as usually he does. Alternatively, Sri Lanka have been hit onerous by accidents, with Dasun Shanaka and Pathirana dominated out of the World Cup. Additionally, the Lankan batters haven’t been capable of convert the beginning into massive scores.
Lankan batting in focus
Barring Kusal Mendis, the others have thrown the nice begins. Lanka batters have to put up a very good present towards England, to harbour hopes of successful the match.
England will face Sri Lanka (ENG vs SL) in its subsequent ICC ODI World Cup league match at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday.