On Saturday, England and Sri Lanka will face off in the final Group 1 match of the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at Sydney Cricket Ground. With New Zealand already having qualified for the semi-finals, either England or Australia will join the Blackcaps in the next round.
The formula is straightforward. If England wins, they will advance. However, if Sri Lanka defeats England, they will be doing the defending World Champions a huge favor.
On Saturday, England and Sri Lanka will play the final match of Group 1 of the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
With New Zealand qualifying for the semi-finals on Friday and Australia defeating Afghanistan, either Australia or England would be the second team from Group 1 to make the semi-finals.
England is third in Group 1 with five points from four games and a net run rate of +0.547. Australia is second in the group with 7 points from 5 games, but they have a -0173 net run rate.
The formula is straightforward. If England defeats Sri Lanka, they will advance to the semifinals. However, if Sri Lanka beats England, they will do Australia a huge favor by sending the defending champions to the next round of the tournament.
After defeating New Zealand, England will be full of confidence. Sri Lanka also won their previous match, defeating Afghanistan.
Jos Buttler would be pleased that he was able to contribute with the bat for the first time, as he hit a fifty against New Zealand. Buttler was supported by fellow opener Alex Hales, who also hit a half-century. Before the match against New Zealand, there were some questions about England’s top-order, but Buttler and Hales answered them.
The T20 World Cup was not a happy outing for Sri Lanka after the high of the Asia Cup, but Dasun Shanaka’s men have the opportunity to end their World Cup campaign on a high. Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, and Dhananjaya de Silva have been among the runs. Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana, the team’s spin duo, continue to impress. Fast bowling was one area where Sri Lanka underperformed in this World Cup. The team’s frontline fast bowlers were sidelined by injuries throughout the tournament. Shanak would like to see the second-choice pacers make an impression before the season ends.
Guide to Forms (last five matches)
Sri Lanka: W-L-L-W-W
Sri Lanka vs. England T20 Internationals
13 matches were played.
England wins 9-0.
4 for Sri Lanka
Pitch T20 World Cup
In this World Cup, the Sydney pitch has aided fast bowlers. The team batting first has won all of the World Cup matches played at the SCG. This World Cup’s average first innings score at the SCG has been 187.20.
The evening will be clear, according to Accuweather. The likelihood of rain falling during the game is low. The temperature in the evening will be 16°C.
England’s potential starting lineup
Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Jos Buttler (c and wk),
Sri Lanka’s potential XI
Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madhushan, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha
Suggestions for top fantasy picks
- Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Pathum Nissanka, and Kusal Mendis are the batsmen.
- Jos Buttler is the wicketkeeper.
- Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, and Moeen Ali are all all-rounders.
- Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, and Mark Wood are the bowlers.
Odds on betting (OKBET)
- 1/5 England
- 7/2 for Sri Lanka
Where to Watch
The game begins at 1.30 p.m. IST. The match will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network in India. The live-action can be viewed online via Disney+Hotstar.
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