Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023 - England vs Sri Lanka - 25th Match - 26 October 2023
The 25th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup will take place between England and Sri Lanka on the 26th of October, 2023 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
England Form Guide:
England are currently placed at the 9th position on points table with 1 win to their credit.
The top run scorer for England in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Dawid Malan with 192 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for England in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Reece Topley with 8 scalps under his belt.
England were destroyed by South Africa in their previous match by a huge margin of 229 runs.
South Africa batted first and they posted a total of 399 for 7 in 50 overs. They lost Quinton de Kock quite early. Post that phase, Reeza Hendricks stabilized the innings with his blistering knock of 85 runs in 65 balls. At the back end of the innings, Heinrich Klaasen and Marco Jansen went berserk. They smashed 109 and 75 quick runs to take South Africa to a tall total of 399 in 50 overs of play.
During the chase, England lost their way right from the word go. They lost 4 wickets in the powerplay overs itself and looked in deep trouble. Jos Buttler tried to toy around with the bowling but was caught behind soon after. Mark Wood hit some fabulous sizes towards the back end of the innings but it wasn't enough as England were bowled out for 170, losing the match by 229 runs.
Sri Lanka Form Guide:
Sri Lanka are currently placed at the 8th position on the points table with 1 win to their credit.
The top run scorer for Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Sadeera Samarawickrama with 230 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup is Dilshan Madushanka with 11 scalps under his belt.
Sri Lanka have won their previous match against the Netherlands by 5 wickets.
Netherlands batted first and they posted a total of 262 before being bowled out. The start wasn't ideal and they lost both Max O'Dowd and Vikramjit Singh early on in the innings. If it was not about Logan van Beek and Sybrand Engelbrecht's brave innings of 59 and 70 runs respectively, Netherlands would have been bowled out sooner.
During the chase, Sri Lanka lost Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis quite early. Post their dismissals, Sadeera Samarawickrama and Pathum Nissanka took the responsibility of taking Sri Lanka over the line. They scored 91 and 54 runs respectively to bring Sri Lanka home in the 49th over with 5 wickets in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
England squad: 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.
Sri Lanka Squad: Kusal Mendis (c), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Angelo Mathews, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Sri Lanka
Who will win?- England
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Ben Stokes (England), Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Mark Wood (England), Dilshan Madushanka (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Jos Buttler (England), Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match- Ben Stokes (England)
Team Scores Batting first – England 300+, Sri Lanka 270+
Match Handicap: England
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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