Match 27 of ICC Cricket World Cup will be seen the battle between the host England and Sri Lanka where England registered four wins out of their five games. On the other hand, Sri Lanka won only one game where two games were abandoned. This is a crucial game for Sri Lanka at Headingley, Leeds.
The in-form opener of England, Jason Roy will not be featured in the game. No injury scare for Sri Lanka as of now.
Predicted Playing 11
England: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
Weather and pitch report
There is a little chance for rain, but it is expected to be a sunny day and the game will take place. Since this is the first World Cup match on the ground, both team can expect a fresh pitch and a fresh outfield.
The two teams have met 10 times in the history of ICC World Cup where England have won 6 times and Sri Lanka won the other four. This head-to-head record shows the dominance of England.
In the Dream 11 team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match, Jonny Bairstow and Kushal Perera have been chosen the wicketkeepers, keeping their current form in mind. Bairstow can provide a flying start to hi steam whereas Perera is known as scoring big. Both of them are in good touch.
Three batsmen have been selected on this Dream 11 team, Lahiru Thirimanne, Joe Root and Dimuth Karunaratne. Karunaratne missed his century by three runs against Australia while Thirimanne is about to score big. On the other hand, Joe Root has been in a formidable form where he has scored 2 centuries and 2 fifties so far. He has the ability to change the game single-handedly.
The Dream 11 team also consists of two all-rounders, named Thisara Perera and Moeen Ali. Though they haven’t done anything remarkable for their teams. Both of them need to play well for their respective sides.
Four bowlers have been named in the Dream 11 team, named Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Lasith Malinga and Chris Woakes. Archer is currently the top of the bowlers with 12 wickets in his name while Woakes has been doing pretty well with both bat and the ball. Mark Wood, on the other hand, picked up 9 wickets so far. Malinga, the pace spearhead of Sri Lanka has taken 4 wickets so far. All of them are expected to do well in the game.
Captain and vice-captain
Joe Root and Dimuth Karunaratne have been chosen the captain and vice-captain of the Dream 11 team respectively of ES.