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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - England v Sri Lanka

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The 27th match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley in Leeds.

Sri Lanka might consider themselves a bit unfortunate in the way that their matches against Pakistan and Bangladesh were washed out. They now will have to face the strongest teams of the tournament in Australia and England back to back.

In their last game, The Lions played well for the most part against Australia but the middle order collapsed while chasing a 300+ run target and the team suffered an 87-run defeat.

England, on the other hand, were absolutely sensational in their last game against Afghanistan as they piled up 397, the highest score of this World Cup till now. After losing to Pakistan, the team has convincingly won its following three matches against Bangladesh, West Indies and Afghanistan.

England have played a total of 74 ODIs against Sri Lanka out of which, they have won 36 and Sri Lanka have won 35. At Headingley, which is the venue for this match, Sri Lanka have won both their last two matches against England but that might not count for much as the Lions have lost six out of the last seven matches against England.

In the last five matches played by England, they have lost one and won four, while Sri Lanka have lost three and won two. Sri Lanka can take some heart from the last match that was played between two teams in October last year when the team beat Morgan and Co by a huge margin of 219 runs.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

England- Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Sri Lanka- Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana/Suranga Lakmal, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – England

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka), Eoin Morgan (England)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Jofra Archer (England)

Most boundaries – Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka), Eoin Morgan (England)

Team Scores Batting First – Sri Lanka 240+, England 330+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.