Preview - England-Sri Lanka - A Win Is Vital
England v Sri Lanka
ICC Champions Trophy, Group A
14th June, The Oval, 12:00 GMT
Preview by Amy Nicholson
England will be eyeing up a semi-final place in their second ICC Champions Trophy 2013 group game against Sri Lanka tomorrow.
But for Sri Lanka it will be a battle for survival after losing their first game.
The two teams have made contrasting starts to their campaign in the event, which is being played for the last time.
England beat defending champions Australia by 48 runs, whereas Sri Lanka lost by a wicket to New Zealand in a low-scoring game.
England's batsmen seemed at ease with the conditions on Saturday (8th June) in their confidence boosting opener. Ian Bell missed a hundred by nine runs while Jonathan Trott and Ravi Bopara got near half-century scores against Australia.
While Sri Lanka's batsmen flopped against New Zealand, eight of them failed to touch the double-digit mark with three of them falling for ducks. Former captain Kumar Sangakkara was the only batsman who put up a fight with 68 runs and he'll be expected to anchor their innings against England tomorrow.
A victory for Sri Lanka is vital for them to remain alive in the tournament.
England: Alastair Cook (captain), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Graeme Swann.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Dinesh Chandimal (wicketkeeper), Dilhara Lokuhettige, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wicketkeeper), Sachithra Senanayake and Lahiru Thirimanne.
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