England vs Sri Lanka, Cricket World Cup 2019: Match Preview, Odds, Prediction, Match Details and Playing XI

England take on Sri Lanka as Eoin Morgan’s side look to come back to the top of the Cricket World Cup initially round table after Australia beat Bangladesh to supplant New Zealand at the top.

Jason Roy stays out with hamstring injury, which means James Vince will open nearby Jonny Bairstow after putting together a 44-run opening partnership in the 150-run win against Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Morgan demonstrated no proof that a back fit he got in the success against the West Indies would back him off by scoring 148 in insistent style in England’s past trip.

Sri Lanka recuperated from an early defeat in the competition against New Zealand to beat Afghanistan, yet observed their next recreations against Pakistan and Bangladesh relinquished on account of the rain without a ball being bowled.

They set up a decent battle against Australia last break, their one win on the board at this stage is probably not going to inconvenience the top teams.

England will be sure that they can win effortlessly at Headingly having beaten Sri Lanka 3-1 of every a respective series during their tour in 2018.

Match Details

Venue:  Emerald Headingley, Leeds

Start Time:  Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 02:30:00 (Pacific Daylight Time)

Series:  Cricket World Cup 2019

Match:  Match 27

Live Streaming:  Star sports, Hotstar

Probable XI

England: J Vince, J Bairstow, J Root, E Morgan, B Stokes, J Buttler, M Ali, C Woakes, J Archer, A Rashid, M Wood

Sri Lanka: D Karunaratne, K Perera, L Thirimanne/A Fernando, K Mendis, A Mathews, T Perera, D de Silva, I Udana, L Malinga, S Lakmal, N Pradeep

Match odds

England to win: 1/12

Sri Lanka to win: 6/1

Top England runscorer

Jonny Bairstow: 13/5

Joe Root: 3/1

James Vince: 3/1

Jos Buttler: 9/2

Eoin Morgan: 5/1

Ben Stokes: 17/2

Tournament winners odds

Of the top four, England are given the best chance of winning, with India and Australia handed an equal chance of toppling the hosts.

ew Zealand are progressing nicely through the tournament and have the quality to challenge any side.

England 9/5

India 2/1

Australia 2/1

New Zealand 5/1


It looks an intense ask for the Lankans to withstand the English juggernaut. Conditions in Leeds should dictate another batting deck and with the amount of firepower that the tournament hosts have, this could be a mismatch. The odds are 85-15 in favor of England in this encounter.