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ENG vs SL, ICC CWC 2019 Toss Report & Playing 11: Sri Lanka Wins Toss, Elects to Bat First

Dimuth Karunaratne (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Hosts England meets a struggling Sri Lanka team in match 27 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on June 21, Friday, at Headingley in Leeds. The fortunes of both the teams could not be more diverse. On one hand, there is England, who are the tournament favourite and have played like one, while on the other hand there is the Sri Lanka team which looks like a shadow of the teams that participated in previous world cups. The toss is expected to provide an advantage to the team winning it and is scheduled to take place at 2.30 PM- Indian Standard Time (IST). Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and chose to bat first. England vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score of ICC World Cup 2019 Match.

England has played five matches so far. The hosts have faced South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, West Indies and Afghanistan so far. Barring Pakistan, England has won all the other four matches and won comprehensively. In the last match against Afghanistan, England skipper Eoin Morgan hit a world record 17  sixes in the match en route to his 148 off just 71 balls.  England vs Sri Lanka Cricket Score 27th ODI Match.

Sri Lanka has also played five matches so far. The island nation faced New Zealand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia. Out of these five games, the matches against Pakistan and Bangladesh had to be abandoned without a ball bowled due to unrelenting rain. Sri Lanka lost to New Zealand and Australia and managed to win only one match which was against Afghanistan.

England are number three on the points table, behind only Australia and New Zealand. Whereas Sri Lanka is on the number six position in the points table and is behind Bangladesh who are on the fifth position. England will look to move closer to the semi-finals with a win over Sri Lanka in Friday’s match.

England Playing XI: 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 James Vince, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood.

Sri Lanka Playing XI: 1 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), 2 Kusal Perera (wk), 3 Avishka Fernando, 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Jeevan Mendis, 7 Dhananjaya de Silva, 8 Thisara Perera, 9 Isuru Udana, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Nuwan Pradeep.