England vs Sri Lanka Match prediction

Match Details: Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Super 12 Group 1, Match 38

Match: England vs Sri Lanka 

Date and time: 5th November 2022  , 01:30 PM IST .

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney


Pitch report and Weather updates : The temperature is hovering around  20°C on matchday and no rain chances as of now . The wicket of Sydney surface helps the batters most . Pacers need to put some efforts here in early but get some early wickets. We can say it is a scoring pitch for a high scoring match . Average 1st innings total is 180 here . Team batting second won 65 % matches .


Probable XIs:

England: Jos Buttler (C)(wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara


Current forms of both teams :

England: Currently they are standing at the 3rd place of the group 1 . They played 4 matches in total out of which they managed only 2 win against Afghanistan (by 5 wickets) and New Zealand  (by 20 runs) whereas they lost against Ireland ( by 5 runs D/Ls) and their match against Australia was rained out .

Sri Lanka: Currently they are standing at the 4th place of the group 1 . They played 4 matches in total out of which they managed 2 wins only against Ireland and Afghanistan . They lost 2 matches against Australia (by 7 wickets)  and New Zealands (by 65 runs) respectively . They will look for last victory today.


Previews :

Australia’s close win against Afghanistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup has made Group 1 qualification scenarios interesting ahead of the England vs Sri Lanka clash on Saturday .

England will go through to the final four with a win on net run rate. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, already eliminated from contention, with having only four points to their name ahead of the final Group 1 game.

England hold a clear edge over Sri Lanka in the head-to-head record. They’ve won each of their last five T20Is against the Lankans, with win margins of 30 runs, eight wickets, five wickets, 89 runs and 26 runs respectively.

The Lions didn’t live upto expectations after Asia cup triumph . Their journey was not as per their expectations . Australia will definitely look for Sri Lankas victory thats the only way hosts can qualify .


Can England join New Zealand in the semi-finals from Group 1? Or will Sri Lanka pave the path for a successful T20 World Cup title defense for the hosts of the tournament?



Top players :

Alex Hales is a right-handed batsman from England. He has smashed 78 runs in this tournament so far.

Jos Butler is a right handed batsman from England . In last game he smashed 73 runs in only 47 balls in Englands must win game .

Dhananjaya de Silva is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Sri Lanka. He has hammered 168 runs and grabbed 4 wickets in this tournament so far.

Pathum Nissanka is a right-handed batsman from Sri Lanka. He has stacked 147 runs in this tournament so far.


C/VC options :

Jos Butler

Dhananjaya de Silva

Wanindu Hasaranga

Alex Hales


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