Match Prediction ENG vs SL – October 26 – ICC Cricket World Cup

Given the current form and recent perfomances, England has an edge over Sri Lanka in the upcoming match

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Match Details 

Teams: England vs Sri Lanka

Match number: 25th match

Ground: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Series: ICC Menโ€™s Cricket World Cup 2023

Match day: October 26, 2023

Hours of play: 08:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL

England vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds

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Probable Playing XIs

Sri Lanka

  • Openers: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk)
  • Middle order: Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • All rounders: Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne
  • Bowlers: Mahesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha
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England

  • Openers: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales
  • Middle-order: Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan
  • All-rounder: Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes
  • Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
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Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

The probable best batter for the match between England and Sri Lanka could be Jos Buttler from the England team. Jos Buttler is England’s mercurial leader and an explosive opener. Even though he hasn’t had the best of tournaments this time around, he finally found his groove against New Zealand. His form is key for the English outfit heading into the crucial game against Sri Lanka.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

The probable best bowler for the match between England and Sri Lanka on October 26, 2023, is Wanindu Hasaranga from Sri Lanka. He has been the standout bowler for the Islanders in the tournament.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

ResultDateMatch Details
England won by 8 wickets01-Jul-20212nd ODI (D/N), The Oval, Sri Lanka tour of England, July 01, 2021
England won by 5 wickets29-Jun-20211st ODI, Chester-le-Street, Sri Lanka tour of England, June 29, 2021
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs21-Jun-201927th match, Leeds, ICC Cricket World Cup, June 21, 2019
Sri Lanka won by 219 runs (D/L method)23-Oct-20185th ODI (D/N), Colombo (RPS), England tour of Sri Lanka, October 23, 2018

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of England

DateMatchResult
October 15, 202313th Match, England vs AfghanistanAfghanistan won by 69 runs
October 10, 20237th Match, England vs BangladeshEngland won by 137 runs
October 05, 20231st Match, England vs New ZealandNew Zealand won by 9 wickets (with 82 balls remaining)
September 26, 20233rd ODI, England vs IrelandNo result
September 23, 20232nd ODI, England vs IrelandEngland won by 48 runs

Last 5 Games of Sri Lanka

DateMatchResult
October 16, 202314th Match, Sri Lanka vs AustraliaAustralia won by 5 wickets (with 88 balls remaining)
October 10, 20238th Match, Sri Lanka vs PakistanPakistan won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
October 07, 20234th Match, Sri Lanka vs South AfricaSouth Africa won by 102 runs
September 17, 2023Final, Sri Lanka vs IndiaIndia won by 10 wickets (with 263 balls remaining)
September 14, 202311th Match, Super Four, Sri Lanka vs PakistanSri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (DLS method)

Information About Injuries in Teams 

England

There is no information about injuries in England cricket team before the upcoming match.

Sri Lanka

As per the latest updates, two key Sri Lankan bowlers, Maheesh Theekshana and Dilshan Madushanka, were unlikely to be fit before the World Cup due to injuries. However, they are included in the Sri Lankan squad, pending fitness tests.

England vs Sri Lanka: Winning Prediction

A thorough analysis of the recent performances suggests that England has an edge over Sri Lanka in the upcoming match. Despite some losses, England’s performances have been generally stronger, showcased by their victory against Bangladesh where they won by a massive 137 runs. Their bowling and batting line-ups are packed with experienced players like Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Adil Rashid, who have the capability to turn the tide in England’s favor.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has been struggling with consistency in this tournament. Their recent run includes losses against heavyweight teams like Australia, Pakistan, and South Africa. However, the team possesses a wildcard in the form of Wanindu Hasaranga, who has been in exceptional form lately and can prove to be a significant threat to the English side.

Taking these factors into account, the upcoming match isn’t expected to be a cakewalk for either team. While England seems to have an upper hand, cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties, and Sri Lanka, with a few strategic tweaks, can pose a formidable challenge. It’s going to be a hotly contested match that cricket fans worldwide would not want to miss.

Report About MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, also known as the Chepauk Stadium, is a cricket stadium located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Hereโ€™s some interesting information about it:

  • Establishment: The stadium was established in 1916, making it the second oldest cricket stadium in India after Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It is the oldest cricket stadium in India that is still in continuous use.
  • Naming: The stadium was formerly known as the Madras Cricket Club Ground. It was renamed after M. A. Chidambaram Chettiar, a former president of BCCI and the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.
  • Home Ground: The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium serves as the home ground for the Tamil Nadu cricket team and the Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings.
  • Location: The stadium is located at Chepauk, a few hundred meters from Marina beach along the Bay of Bengal. It can be accessed from Wallajah Road in the north, Babu Jagjivanram Road in the west, and Pycrofts Road in the south.
  • Capacity: The stadium has a capacity of 50,000.
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About ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup stands as the premier international championship for One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organized by the sportโ€™s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament takes place every four years. It is celebrated as one of the most-watched sporting events globally and is regarded by the ICC as the flagship event of the international cricket calendar.

The current format involves a qualification phase spanning the preceding three years, determining the teams that earn the right to compete in the tournament phase. In this phase, 10 teams, including the host nation, compete for the coveted title, with matches taking place at venues within the host nation over the course of about a month.

Australia boasts the most World Cup victories, having clinched the title five times. India and West Indies have each triumphed twice, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have secured the championship once each. The reigning champions are England, who claimed the title in the 2019 World Cup edition.

Rudra Chanda