Jos Buttler’s England will aim for a win over the feisty Sri Lankans led by Dasun Shanaka to ensure they qualify for the semi-finals of the 2022 T20 World Cup. After Australia defeated Afghanistan on Friday, England must play their last Super Win 12 match against Lankans to qualify for the semifinals. If they lose today they will be left with just 5 points and Australia and New Zealand will qualify for the semi-finals. If England beat Sri Lanka, Australia will be eliminated. This is because England are on 5 points and with 2 more points they will jump to 7, to be on an equal footing with New Zealand and Australia. New Zealand has the best NRR in this group so they are already through. But Australia’s NRR is negative, England’s positive. So a win for England will put them through a better NRR.
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Sri Lanka may seem like a weaker team against the English, but they could be in for a surprise. They are the current Asia Cup champions and have shown they have what it takes to upset the biggest teams in the T20 World Cup. Shanaka’s side is already out but they need to be pumped up to finish the tournament on a high note and most importantly become party spoilers for England.
All eyes will be on big guns in the England team such as Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Mark Wood and Moeen Ali among others. The match starts at 1:30 PM at Sydney Cricket Ground and the toss takes place at 1:00 PM IST.
Ahead of Saturday’s T20 World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka; here’s everything you need to know:
On what date will the T20 World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka be played?
The T20 World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka will take place on Saturday, November 5.
Where will the England – Sri Lanka T20 World Cup match be played?
The T20 World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
What time does the England v Sri Lanka T20 World Cup match start?
The T20 World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka kicks off at 1:30 PM IST.
Which TV channels broadcast the England vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup match?
The England vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup match will be broadcast on Star Sports Network in India.
How do I watch the live stream of the England vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup match?
The England vs Sri Lanka T20 World Cup match will be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.
England vs Sri Lanka likely to play XI:
England play 11Jos Buttler (c), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid
Sri Lanka Games 11Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara