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England did not win against Sri Lanka for 20 years, will play in Leeds today

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  • The match will broadcast on the Star Sports Network from 3:00 pm
  • The last win against Sri Lanka in England’s World Cup was in 1999

27th World Cup match will be played in Leeds between hosts England and Sri Lanka on Friday. England’s view will be to break the three consecutive losses in the World Cup against Sri Lanka. His previous win was on May 14, 1999 at Lord’s, the English team won by 8 wickets. After that, he faced lose by 2 runs in 2007, 10 wickets in 2011 and 9 wickets in 2015.

England’s team is in second position in the table. It has 8 points in 5 matches. By winning this match he would like to reach the top of the table in the table. The second is only 4 points in Sri Lanka’s 5 matches. That number is sixth in the table. She got just one win so far. At the same time, two matches were canceled due to rain. He wins this match and wants to earn two points. With this, the Sri Lankan team will go back to Bangladesh in fifth place.

A total of 74 ODIs have been played between the two sides of the England-Sri Lanka head-to-head team. Among them the England team won 36. Sri Lanka got success in 35 matches Tie a match There were no results in the two matches. Talking about the World Cup, there were 10 matches between the two. England won 6 and Sri Lanka in 4 matches. There were 31 competitions in both teams on the England ground. The host team won 16 and Sri Lanka 13. A match was tied up and the result did not come out in one.

Weather and Pitch Report: Weather in Leeds will be clean. The probability of rain is very low. The temperature will be around 15 to 17 degrees Celsius. There is a possibility of more runs on this field. The toss winning team would love to bat first.

Root: The strength of England which is included in the top batsmen of the world, Root has performed well in this tournament. He scored 367 runs in five matches at an average of 91.75. During this two hundred centuries. The strike rate of the route is 99.73. He is going to make the most runs in this tournament for his team. Overall they are in fourth place. In the last match, he scored 89 against Afghanistan. England had won in this match.

Eoin Morgan: The England captain scored 148 runs off 71 balls against Afghanistan in the last match. In this innings he recorded 17 sixes. He scored 249 runs in 4 matches at an average of 62.25 in this World Cup. Their strike rate is 136.81. He is ranked fourth in the highest strike rate in this World Cup. They will also like to continue their form in this match against Sri Lanka. 
England’s weakness 
Jason Roy injury: The  team’s regular opener Jason Roe was out of 3 matches due to injury. He scored 215 runs in 3 matches. During this period, his average was 71.67 and the strike rate of 118.78. James Vince, who came in the team instead, did not bat better in the last match. He scored just 26 runs at a strike rate of 83.87. The team will be expected to perform better than them, due to the lack of Jason Roy.

Sri Lankan strength 
Damyuth Karunaratne: Sri Lankan captain has only 21 ODIs, but his recent performance is very good. He scored 179 runs in 3 matches in this World Cup. During this period, his average was 89.50 and the strike rate was 75.53. He scored 97 runs in 108 balls against Australia in the last match, but failed to win the team. Dimuth will continue his form in this match and want to conquer Sri Lanka against a strong team like England.

Kusal Pereira: Perera , who scored more than 100+ runs in this World Cup for Sri Lanka, is the only other batsman. He scored 159 runs in 3 matches at an average of 53. During this period, his strike rate was 112.77. He also made two half-centuries, but failed to convert a good start into a big innings. In front of England’s Pace Attack, they will play a major innings and try to keep the team in the semi-finals.

Sri Lanka’s weakness 
bowling: No Sri Lankan bowler has been included in the top-20 this time too. All the bowlers have teamed up with only 14 wickets. Among them Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep took 4-4 wickets. Isuru Udana got 3, Dhananjay D Silva got 2 and Thesara Perera got 1 wicket. The economy rate of any bowler in the team is less than 5. In such a situation, the Sri Lankan team management bowlers would be hoping for a better performance in this match.

Both teams are 
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Moin Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jopra Archer, Adil Rashid, Tom Karan, Mark Wood, James Vince, Liam Dawson.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjay D Silva, Nuan Pradeep, Aishwarya Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kushal Perera, Thesara Pereira, Milinda Shrivardhana, Lahiru Thirimane, Isuru Udana, Geoffrey Wandersay .

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