ENG vs SL Match Preview

Sri Lanka's campaign in the tournament began with a series of losses, placing them at the bottom of the points table. However, their recent win against the Netherlands has given them their first points and a chance to qualify. Despite facing tough fixtures against India and New Zealand, Sri Lanka must capitalize on this match.

Pathum Nissanka has been a standout performer with three consecutive half-centuries, while Sadeera Samarawickrama and Kusal Mendis will be crucial for Sri Lanka's batting. Dilshan Madushanka and Kasun Rajitha have been impressive with the ball, with Madushanka being among the top three bowlers in the tournament.

However, the spinners have struggled to make an impact. Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva provide depth to the team's batting, but consistency will be key for Sri Lanka's success.

England's batting line-up, despite their much-hyped 'Bazball' approach, has been highly disappointing thus far. Joe Root has emerged as the team's most successful batsman, having scored two half-centuries in four innings and leading the team in terms of runs. Dawid Malan's century against Bangladesh was instrumental in England's only victory.

However, the performances of Johnny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler, and Liam Livingstone have been underwhelming. To make matters worse, Reece Topley, England's top bowler in this tournament, has been sidelined due to a fractured finger.

This setback puts additional pressure on the struggling pace trio of Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood. Adil Rashid, who has shown glimpses of brilliance with the ball, will play a crucial role in this match.


Weather Report

The weather is expected to remain clear with temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The M Chinnaswamy Stadium is a batsman’s paradise and has seen an average score of 302 in the last 5 ODIs. The pitch is nice and flat and is very hard. It will offer a good amount of bounce. Also, there is likely to be a covering of grass on the surface, making the ball skid. The quicker bowlers will get some help. However, there is very little purchase for the spinners.

Notable stats

Kusal Mendis: Boundary Merchant

Kusal Mendis has scored 20 4s and 14 6s so far in this tournament. Over 75% of his aggregate of 218 has come from boundaries, which is the joint-highest for any batsman.

Team News

Reece Topley from England has been ruled out of the entire tournament due to a fractured index finger. 


ENG vs SL Probable 11

ENG Playing 11

  • Johnny Bairstow
  • Dawid Malan
  • Jos Buttler (C)
  • Joe Root
  • Ben Stokes
  • Harry Brook
  • David Willey
  • Gus Atkinson
  • Mark Wood
  • Adil Rashid
  • Sam Curran

SL Playing 11

  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Kusal Perera
  • Kusal Mendis (C)
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Kasun Rajitha
  • Dushan Hemantha
  • Dilshan Madushanka
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Chamika Karunaratne
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing England to win this match. While they haven’t been in the best of forms so far, the good batting surface at Bengaluru gives them the perfect platform to make a turnaround. Nevertheless, Sri Lanka has some quality players and will give a good fightback. 


Top Picks

Joe Root: Joe Root is the leading run-scorer for England in this series. He has a good record against Sri Lanka and has scored 1175 runs against them at an average of 65.28.

Pathum Nissanka: Pathum Nissanka has scored half-centuries in each of his last 3 outings and is averaging 41.50.

Dawid Malan: Dawid Malan is a quality performer for England. He has scored 1238 runs in his ODI career so far at an average of 58.95, including 6 centuries and 5 half-centuries. 


ENG vs SL Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: K Mendis (VC), J Bairstow, S Samarwickrama

Batters: J Buttler, J Root (C), P Nissanka, D Malan

All-rounders: S Curran

Bowlers: K Rajitha, A Rashid, D Madushanka

ENG vs SL Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction