ENG vs SL Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2022
England and Sri Lanka go head to head in Match 38 of the 2022 T20 World Cup on Saturday evening in Sydney. England need to win this match to confirm their place in the semi-final. Sri Lanka need a victory and other results to go their way if they are to progress in the competition. Read on as we preview this game. This Super 12 stage Group 1 game begins at the Sydney Cricket Ground at 19:00 local time.
Apart from their shock defeat to Ireland, England have been very impressive over recent IT20 games and have an excellent record over Sri Lanka. England will be favourites to get the win they need in this match.
Sri Lanka have been playing good cricket over recent months and surprised many observers by winning the 2022 Asia Cup. However, they have lost to the stronger sides in this tournament and will be underdogs here.
England vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, ESPN and PTV.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Sky Go and Disney+ Hotstar
ENG vs SL Match Toss Prediction
The last seven completed matches at the SCG have been won by the team batting first and we expect both skippers to elect to bat first if they win the toss ahead of this match.
ENG vs SL Pitch Report
It is a good batting wicket in Sydney but there is also turn for the spinners and movement for the quick bowlers. A par score will be in the region of 180 – 190.
The temperature will be in the high teens for the majority of this match and there is no rain forecast with clear skies expected.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for England vs Sri Lanka, T20 World Cup 2022
England Team News & Playing 11
ENG Team News
We have seen consistency of selection from England across their three matches in the tournament so far and, with no injuries reported by the 2021 semi-finalists, we expect to see the same XI for this game. None of England’s players are in poor enough form to warrant being dropped.
ENG Key Players
- Jos Buttler – England’s skipper was in excellent form in the win over New Zealand. He hit 73 runs from 47 balls and could only be dismissed via a run-out.
- Sam Curran – The bowling all-rounder has been England’s most consistent bowler in this format over the last couple of months and has a strike-rate of 7.1 in the T20 World Cup 2022.
- Mark Wood – The right-arm pace bowler got the big wicket of James Neesham in the 16th over and turned the tide of the game against New Zealand firmly back in England’s favour.
ENG Team Form
England have won two of their last three completed games in this format.
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England Predicted Playing 11
Jos Buttler (wk) (c), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11
SL Team News
There was one change for Sri Lanka to their side ahead of the win over Afghanistan in Match 32. Chamika Karunaratne, who was selected for the 65 run defeat against New Zealand, made way for Pramod Madushan in the XI.
SL Key Players
- Kusal Mendis – The opener is Sri Lanka’s leading run scorer in the tournament and only two players have hit more runs than him in the tournament.
- Maheesh Theekshana – The 22 year old off-spinner went wicketless for the first time in the competition in the defeat to New Zealand but has taken nine wickets in the competition.
- Wanindu Hasaranga – The bowling all-rounder has an average of 13.53 in the 2022 T20 World Cup and will be looking forward to bowling on this Sydney surface.
SL Team Form
Sri Lanka have won three of their last five matches in this tournament.
Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
ENG vs SL Team Form in Last Five Matches
ENG : W N L W N
SL : W L L W W
England vs Sri Lanka Head to Head
Sri Lanka won four of the first six meetings against England in this format but have lost each of the last seven IT20s against England.
ENG vs SL Head to Head Stats in T20's
|Matches Played||ENG Won||SL Won||Tie||No Result|
England vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds
Although Sri Lanka got back to winning ways in their last fixture, it is England who are the overwhelming favourites to win this match with the bookies.
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Who will win England vs Sri Lanka T20 Match?
With England’s recent record over Sri Lanka so impressive in this format, it will take a huge performance from Sri Lanka to get the win in this contest.
ENG vs SL Top Team Batsmen
Jos Buttler, Alex Hales and Dawid Malan are our batting tips for England. Buttler has the top odds of all the England batters and is recognised as one of the most powerful players in world cricket. Malan has dropped down the order a couple of times in recent matches but is ready to deliver for England should early wickets fall.
We recommend Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva with the bat for Sri Lanka. Nissanka is the favourite with the bookies to be Sri Lanka’s highest run scorer and is a strong batter across all formats. Mendis has impressed in the tournament and is always capable of winning a game single handedly.
ENG vs SL Top Team Bowlers
We are backing Mark Wood, Sam Curran and Adil Rashid with the ball for England. The pace of Wood is a big point of difference in any game and it is no surprise to see him as the favourite to take the most wickets for England. Rashid has bowled well in the competition but is yet to pick up a wicket. He is too good a bowler to remain wicketless for long.
Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana and Pramod Madushan are our bowling picks for Sri Lanka. No player has taken more wickets than Hasaranga in the competition and his odds reflect this. Madushan has an excellent record in IT20s with a strike-rate of 10.7 from five games.
England vs Sri Lanka Prediction
After winning the 2022 Asia Cup a couple of months ago, you can never completely rule Sri Lanka out of any game. However, England’s bowling attack have been in excellent form and we expect them to cause Sri Lanka’s batters a lot of problems. Overall, we are backing England to win this match.
England are favorites to beat Sri Lanka at the odds of 1.20