World Cup ODI 2023, ENG vs SL, Match 25 Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Oct 26 2023 287 Views


World Cup ODI 2023

ENG vs. SL, Match 25



The upcoming match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Thursday, October 26 will take place between England and Sri Lanka. The defending champions England may face an early elimination from the World Cup ODI 2023 when they take on the Islanders in the 25th match of the marquee event. 

The Three-Headed Lions faced a humiliating defeat against the Proteas at the Wankhede, Mumbai. The Markram-led side against the trembling England bowling side, posted 399 runs in the first innings. While Reeza Hendricks and  Rassie van der Dussen posted 50-plus scores, Heinrich Klassen went on to score a fabulous century to boost the scorecard. England failed to stand against the strong bowling unit of the Porteas and were bundled up in just 22 overs at the score of 170. 

On the other side, Sri Lanka got a close win against the Netherlands. Sadeera Samarawickrama smashed 91* runs in the chase a total of 263 runs. Sri Lanka have several injury concerns and now Matheesha Pathirana’s availability is also uncertain for the rest of the competition.


Match Details

Match: World Cup ODI 2023, ENG vs SL, Match 25

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023

Time: 02:00 PM IST

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru


Pitch and Weather Report

A sluggish pitch, fast outfield, and shorter boundaries make M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, one of the best batting venues in the world.  The pitch tends to slow down as the match progresses. Batsmen can try out their shots on this wicket. We have seen various high-scoring battles in recent times on this venue, and batters find it easy to play on this pitch where there is little room for the bowlers. The team batting first will try to add 320 runs on the board to give some relief to their bowlers to restrict the run chase.

Bengaluru will have clear skies, and the match is expected to be played on a warm and comfortable evening. 


ENG vs. SL Squads

ENG: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Gus Atkinson, Mark Wood, Brydon Carse, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran

SL: Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Dunith Wellalage


ENG vs. SL Probable Playing XIs

ENG: Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), David Willey, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson, Mark Wood

SL: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka


Match Prediction

It is tough to choose between the two as of now because both are not in good touch, but we expect England to perform well in front of the Sri Lanka side which currently has a lot of injury issues. Thus we expect England to win the match. 


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