The match between England and Sri Lanka will happen today at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The match will start at 7.20 pm IST, with the toss taking place at 7.00 pm. Cricket fans can catch the live match on the Star Sports channel and place their bets on the winning team on these online cricket betting sites by My Casino Guru to stand a chance of walking away with amazing cash prizes.
England secured a superb eight-wicket win over their opponent on Saturday, making that their third consecutive win in the tournament so far. They were chasing a target of 126 runs that would star over the Aussies 125 runs scored. After being invited to bat earlier, Jordan and Woakes performed a super bowling attack of 3/17 and 2/23, respectively. Skipper Finch managed to catch 44 of 49 balls, and Jordan finished his four overs quota with three wickets. Woakes and Mills picked two wickets each. Liam Livingstone made 15 runs in his four overs and hit a wicket with Adil Rashid, which saved the team. Jos Buttler and Jason Roy made a 66 run opening. When Roy was out, Jos scored 71 runs in 32 balls, including five sixes and five fours. With this win, they now stand with 6 points and are topping Group 1, leaving Australia at the third spot.
In the game against South Africa on Saturday, Sri Lanka was defeated by four wickets with one ball to spare. The last two over sixes were completed by David Miller. He made 23 runs off just 13 balls, and South Africa required 25 runs in the last two overs to get over Wanindu Hasaranga’s fantastic double strike in the 18th over. Player Kagiso Rabada took a single in the first ball of the last over and Miller’s back-to-back sixes. Rabada finished by hitting the winning runs that added 34 off 15 balls to their score as they sealed the game with a win for the team. The South Africa captain, Temba Bavuma, scored a 47 run partnership with Aiden Markram but Sri Lanka defended 15 runs in the last over. Chasing Sri Lanka’s 142 scores, the captain scored over Lahiru Kumara sixes off consecutive balls, and then the match was over.
Dushmantha Chameera did a double strike in the powerplay, and Pathum Nissanka’s wickets were falling, whereas Tabraiz Shamsi, the left-arm leg spinners, took three wickets. Dwaine Pretorious took three wickets, which caused Sri Lanka to finish at least 15 runs short.
They have played three games so far in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup and have scooped 6 points with them and have a net run rate of 3.948. They have two remaining matches, today’s match and one with South Africa on the 6th of November. Their performance has been impressive so far, for they have won all the matches they’ve been to in this stage, but they are not yet assured of a spot in the semi-finals. If they lose the remaining matches, they stay at six points and maybe Australia or South Africa may surpass them and finish with eight points. One more win may get them tied with these two teams, but their superior net run rate will take them through to the next stage.
They have played three games so far and have won 1 match and lost in 2 matches, leaving them with only 2 points and a negative net run rate of -0.350. They have two remaining matches where they will play West Indies and England today. If they win these two matches, they will be stuck with 6 points and England with probably 8 points, and In this case, they will qualify for the semi-finals if other teams lose in their matches and stick at 4 points. They lose this match; they push England closer to 10 points and leave themselves in a risky spot.
In the super 12 stages of the ICC T20 World Cup, the toss in many games has been the deciding factor. Of the ten matches, we have witnessed the side batting second winning nine times.
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The Sharjah Cricket Stadium offers a good batting surface, and Batsmen have found it much easier to score runs. It suggests being slow and sluggish, so teams have to offer a lot of assistance to the spinners and slow bowlers. The temperatures will be hot and humid, and there is no possibility of rain. A good game of cricket is expected, but the temperatures might go a bit high.
Sri Lanka and England have played 124 matches in total. England won 61 of the matches, and Sri Lanka won 48. England has dominated most of the Test matches. The two teams’ head-to-head stats in the cricket formats put their score equivalent.
Overall England vs Sri Lanka Head to Head Stats
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England winning percentage
Sri Lanka winning Percentage
The two have met 12 times in T20Is. They first played on June 15, 2006, and last played on June 26, 2021. England led the head-to-head record with eight wins while Sri Lanka had four victories. England also has won three of the four T20 World Cup games they’ve been to with Sri Lanka. England has been on a winning streak against Sri Lanka since March 16, 2016
England vs Sri Lanka Head to Head T20Is Stats
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Sri Lanka Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Kushal Perera, and Bhanuth Rajapaksa batters are in good form, but they have not played their best in this tournament. With only one of them scoring in a match. Wanindu is a persisting threat to the opponents, and Mahesh off-breaks have come through in some matches. The teams have not been consistent in their play.
England has been on a roll so far with a great bowling department. Ali Moeen has been impressive, and Chris Woakes has his head up in the powerplay and Jordan, too, is in good form. Tyman Mills’ left-arm pace is excellent in the slog overs, and it has provided a series. Liam Livingstone is good with off-break and leg breaks, and Adil Rashid is yet to find his form.
Probable Playing XIs
England Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood.
Each team has been running contrasting campaigns, and they hope for a win. England looks to continue their winning streak and beat Sri Lanka to guarantee a spot at the semi-finals. After consecutive losses, Sri Lanka will work to halt that and bounce back to their game to be sure of moving into the next stage. Which team will win this match? Access the match tips and predictions by joining Uwin and Cricsbet sports betting community.