The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has entered a crucial phase as England and Sri Lanka are set to face off in the 25th match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on October 26. Both teams are in desperate need of points, having secured just two each from their first four games. The pressure is mounting as they teeter on the brink of elimination.
England’s campaign as the defending champions has been far from convincing. Jos Buttler’s pre-tournament statement about not defending the title has come back to haunt them, with three losses in their opening four matches. To keep their World Cup hopes alive, England faces the daunting task of winning five consecutive games, including a clash against India.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka has had a mixed run so far. They started with a record World Cup total against South Africa but succumbed to a record chase by Pakistan. However, they bounced back with a convincing win over the Netherlands.
- Date: October 25, 2023
- Time: 14:00 IST
- Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
- Live Streaming: Star Sports Channel and Disney Plus Hotstar
Head to Head
History is on Sri Lanka’s side when it comes to their World Cup encounters against England. While England won the 1999 clash, Sri Lanka has won the last four meetings. These victories included memorable thrashings and upsets that put England’s World Cup dreams in jeopardy.
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Brydon Carse, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
Kusal Mendis (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Kumara and Dilshan Madushanka.