CWC 2019, Match 27 - ENG vs SL - Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 27, England vs Sri Lanka: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Plunkett is likely to play this match. Who will be left out?

England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

The hosts England will hope to continue their juggernaut when they meet Sri Lanka in match 27 of the ongoing World Cup. Apart from a blip against Pakistan, the Eoin Morgan-led side has been thoroughly professional in its approach and is coming into this game with a 150-run win over Afghanistan. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, looked promising against Australia and also threatened them at one stage and but faded away in the chase as the innings progressed.

While England will look to reclaim the top spot on the points table with a win in this encounter, Sri Lanka are in desperate need of two points. If they manage to get the better of England, the island nation will have a realistic chance of making it to the top four then. As far as the team combinations are concerned, England might bring back Liam Plunkett who missed the previous game due to illness while Sri Lanka also would love to have Suranga Lakmal in the XI.

Match Details

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

The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (09:30 AM GMT) (3:00 PM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

Wow! After a long time, there is absolutely no rain in the forecast. It is the first match of the tournament at Headingley and the sun will be shining on Friday. Though it will be partly cloudy in the afternoon and the temperature will hover around 15-17 degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

This is the first match of this World Cup in Leeds but if the domestic One-Day Cup is considered, the pitch is expected to be absolutely flat. In the three completed matches this season, the team batting first went on to post mammoth totals even as one match ended in a tie chasing 225 in 22 overs. It will be tricky for both the teams whether to bowl or bat first after winning the toss.

Average first innings score: 358 (Last three completed One-Day matches at the venue)

Record of the chasing team: Won – 0; Lost – 2; Tie – 1

Probable Playing XIs


James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett/Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer.

Bench – Liam Plunkett/Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson.

Who is expected to win the match? – Here is CricTracker’s Match Prediction.

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (WK), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana/Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep.

Bench – Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana/Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan Mendis, Avishka Fernando.

Team News

Jason Roy is still unavailable for this match.

Liam Plunkett missed the previous game due to illness and though there is no update provided yet, he is expected to recover.

Suranga Lakmal also missed the Australia clash due to illness and he is anticipated to recover in time for this match.

Power Picks

Lahiru Thirimanne vs England in ODIs:

Innings: 10

Runs: 348

Average: 69.60

100s: 1

50s: 2

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Joe Root, Kusal Perera, Eoin Morgan

Vice-Captain Options: Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Dimuth Karunaratne

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Kusal Perera, Jonny Bairstow (VC)

Batsmen – Dimuth Karunaratne, Eoin Morgan, James Vince, Joe Root (C)

All-Rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva, Moeen Ali

Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Kusal Perera (C), Kusal Mendis, Jos Buttler

Batsmen – Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirmanne, James Vince, Joe Root

All-Rounders – Ben Stokes (VC)

Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes.

Expert Advice:

Lahiru Thirimanne averages close to 70 against England in ODIs and he could be a brilliant pick in the GL as captain.

To get some time in the middle, Ben Stokes might also bat at four if England gets off to a good start.

Probable Winners:

England are expected to win this match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.