At the Sydney Cricket Ground, England and Sri Lanka will come against each other. This would be a must-win match for both sides to stay in the T20 World Cup tournament.
The England team is standing with 5 points on the table which they got in 4 matches. On the other hand, Sri Lanka has 4 points in 4 matches but with a negative NRR. Either of the teams losing today’s match will get eliminated from the tournament.
So far, both the teams had a thrilling journey. In the first qualifier round, Sri Lanka lost to Namibia but made it through the Super 12s. Defeating Australia and New Zealand, they are encouraged to go up in the points table. Get the latest cricket news with CBTF.
On the contrary, England lost to Ireland in their 2nd clash. England’s clash against Australia was abandoned, which indicates their win in the last two games must be a win-win. They won the match against the Kiwis by 20 runs and their match with Lankans will be a crucial one for them.
Sri Lankans have explosive batters from the top order who can pace up the game in the middle and lower order.
For England, Mark Wood brings the momentum to their attack and the likes of Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone bring variation in the gameplay.
Date & Time – November 5 at 7:00 Pm Local and 1:30 Pm IST
Venue – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Words By Alex Hales
He’s a proper three-dimensional cricketer, excellent in the field, can give it a whack with the bat, and I think his death numbers over the last couple years have improved dramatically. For such a young man to be firing that consistently on the world stage is brilliant to see, and he’s only going to keep getting better and better over the next few years, so he’s a massive asset to England.
Words By Bhanuka Rajapaksa
We have already shown what we are capable of a couple of months back, and it’s a strong side. Unfortunately not all the results have come our way, but tomorrow’s game is quite important to end on a high note. As I said before the game, we just want to play good cricket and justify our presence in Australia. That’s about it.
Jos Buttler(w/c), Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Dawid Malan, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Tymal Mills, and Philip Salt.
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Asitha Fernando, and Ashen Bandara.
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