Bengaluru: The 25th match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will be played between England and Sri Lanka at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. This World Cup has not been very special for the current champion England so far. Same is the condition of Sri Lanka also. Both the teams have played 4-4 matches so far and have won only 1-1. This is going to be an important match for both the teams from the semi-final point of view. The team will give her all to win this match.
Pitch report of the match between England and Sri Lanka
The pitch of Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium is considered a paradise for batsmen. Batsmen get a lot of help on this ground. The ball comes well on the bat and the batsmen take full advantage of this. High scoring matches are often seen here. There is a lot of fours and sixes in Chinnaswamy. Batsmen also get the benefit of the boundary being small.
At the same time, spinners get some help from this pitch. Fast bowlers can also show their talent in the initial overs. So far, a total of 39 ODIs have been played in this ground, out of which 15 matches have been won by the team batting first and 20 matches have been won by the team batting second. In such a situation, whichever captain wins the toss, he will look to bowl first. In Bengaluru, the average score of the first innings is 235 and that of the second innings is 218.
Current condition of England
England is currently the defending champion of both ODI and T20 formats. His style of playing is quite different and fast-paced. Due to these reasons, before the start of this World Cup, England was considered a strong contender to become the world champion once again, but this did not happen after the start of the World Cup. England’s performance has been very ordinary. England suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the first match of the World Cup. However, after that his team definitely made a comeback in the tournament by defeating Bangladesh, but after losing to Afghanistan and South Africa, they made the path to reach the semi-finals very difficult.
Current condition of Sri Lanka
On the other hand, if we talk about the Sri Lankan team, they had also played very good cricket in the last few months, and were continuously winning matches in the World Cup qualifiers. Sri Lanka had also reached the final in the Asia Cup. However, Sri Lanka had to face a very embarrassing defeat at the hands of India in the final. Sri Lanka has not had a good start in this World Cup. They have also won only one match so far, while facing defeat in 3 matches.
England’s playing eleven
Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook/Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler (c & wk), David Willey/Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes/Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Gus Atkinson, Mark Wood
Sri Lanka’s playing eleven
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Sadira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dushan Hemantha/Dunith Velalej, Mahish Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka.