ENG vs SL Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for Match 39, Super 12 Group 1 of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

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ENG vs SL: Group 1 will be in action on the second last day of the group stages of the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022. England will face Sri Lanka in the 39th match. The game will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on 5th November 2022.

England revived their semi-final hopes after a convincing win over mighty New Zealand. Post the heartbreak against Ireland, the Englishmen picked themselves up quickly and came back into the fold. The skipper is regaining his form, which is a good sign for England. They desperately need this win to consolidate their position in the top 2 of Group 1.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka is on the verge of elimination. A loss here is the end of the road for the Asian Champions. They won the last fixture against Afghanistan, but the abandoned game dented their qualification chances. The team lost their key players due to injuries after the qualifying stage. 

Match Details for ENG vs SL

Series: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

Date: 5th November 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar

Pitch Report for ENG vs SL

The pitch has produced high-scoring games this tournament. Hence, the surface will be a belter for batters. The pacers are in for some movement initially, but batting will get easier as the game progresses. Bowling first would be a good choice on this pitch. Rain showers are likely to make an appearance during the game.

Probable Playing XI


Alex Hales, Mark Wood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (captain/wicket-keeper), Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes

Sri Lanka

Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Maheesh Theekshana, Pathum Nissanka, Kasun Rajitha, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lahiru Kumara, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis (wicket-keeper), Wanidu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne

Match Predictions for ENG vs SL

England is the probable winner of the match. They are coming in after a confidence-boosting victory over table-topper New Zealand. The batting unit is finally stepping up at the right time. The skipper has to continue his form. His performance is vital for the team. Sam Curran has registered exceptional figures this tournament. Whereas, Sri Lanka has to give it all as it is a do-or-die game for them. Even if they somehow manage to win this, they still have to depend on other results for their qualification scenario. Hopefully, we get to witness a good game of cricket.

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