- England leads Sri Lanka 8-4 in head-to-head record.
- ENG defeated AUS by 8-wickets in their previous encounter; whereas SL, had won just one match out of 3 matches.
- To keep the chances of qualifying for the tournament alive, SL must win this encounter with the most points possible.
England and Sri Lanka will face off in the 29th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Both sides have had contrasting results in the tournament so far.
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All through the competition, England brushed aside anyone came their way. They have won all three games thus far, putting them at the top of Group 1’s points standings. Furthermore, all of their victories have been convincing, with them overpowering their opponents. England came into this tournament as the favourite, and they have looked impressive so far. Their performance with both bat and ball has been clinical, and they appear to be a well-balanced and complete side.
Sri Lanka performed admirably in the tournament’s qualifying stage. They have, however, been unable to replicate the same in the Super12 stage. They have only won one of the three matches they have played. They had lost consecutive games against Australia and South Africa prior to this one. Sri Lanka has been inconsistent, particularly with their batting, and has been unable to operate as a team.
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In the previous match, England bowled Australia out for 125 runs. Their batsmen then made quick work of the chase, romping home in 11.4 to win their third match in a row. In their previous match, Sri Lanka were defeated by South Africa by four wickets.
Following this, England will face South Africa during their last league stage encounter. In their last Super12 encounter, Sri Lanka will face the West Indies. England will try to extend their winning streak, while Sri Lanka will face a difficult battle if they are to register a win here.
ENG Vs SL Head To Head:
England leads Sri Lanka in terms of overall T20I head-to-head record. So far, these two teams have played 12 T20I matches. The England team has won eight games, while Sri Lanka have won four.
Top Picks for ENG Vs SL Match 23 ICC World Cup 2021:
Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler
Batters: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Pathum Nissanka
Allrounders: Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Moeen Ali
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chris Woakes,
England are unquestionably the favourites, and they have every reason to be so. So far, they have comprehensively defeated all opponents, and all players have contributed together. Their squad does not rely on big stars, and the team as a whole performs well, making them even stronger.
Therefore, England are expected to win this match against Sri Lanka.