Neither England nor Sri Lanka have had the ideal start to their World Cup campaign. With both teams desperate for a win, the match in Bengaluru on 26 October promises to be a thriller. The game could boil down to a contest between England batters and Sri Lankan spinners.
|Match:||Match 25, ODI World Cup 2023|
|Date:||26 October 2023 (14:00 IST)|
|Venue:||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|Where to watch:||Star Sports|
- Weather and Pitch Report
- England vs Sri Lanka Today Prediction: England to Win
- Probable XIs Playing
- England vs Sri Lanka ODI World Cup Match Odds
- Probable Best Batter
- Probable Best Bowler
- Our Match Betting Tip Today
Weather and Pitch Report
The temperature in Bengaluru on 26 October will range between a low of 20 degrees Celsius and a high of 31 degrees. The weather is expected to be hazy and warm when the match begins. Rain is unlikely.
On a batting friendly track at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the team batting first could aim for 300. However, the wicket will help spinners in the later stages. Thus, the toss could prove crucial.
England vs Sri Lanka Today Prediction: England to Win
Defending champions England were among the pre-tournament favourites. However, losses to New Zealand and Afghanistan have dented their campaign. As things stand, India and New Zealand appear set to qualify for the semi-finals. England are one of four teams competing for the remaining two semi-final spots. Their best hope would be to win all their remaining matches, while registering a high net run rate.
On paper, England are a batting powerhouse. A line up that includes Bairstow, Malan, Root, Buttler, Brook and Stokes cannot be taken lightly. While all the batters have made some runs, the England bowlers have largely disappointed. Against a fragile Sri Lankan batting order, Buttler’s men would want to remedy the situation.
England could opt to go in with three spinners – Moeen Ali, Rashid and Livingstone. Joe Root can also bowl a few overs if needed.
In the absence of Hasaranga, the Sri Lankan spinners have failed to deliver. Barring Madushanka, the other pacemen have been ineffective. Among the batters, Mendis has been in superb form. However, he has lacked consistent support, though the likes of Asalanka and Samarawickrama have also been among the runs.
Sri Lanka could benefit by batting first at Bengaluru. Given a defendable score, their spinners could exploit favourable conditions in the second innings. So, the key to Sri Lanka’s success would be to get a score on the board.
However, going by the relative form displayed by the sides in their previous games, we give England the edge.
Today Match Toss Prediction Astrology
I favour England, in my best toss prediction. My today World Cup toss prediction, I can foresee the coin failing in England’s favour.
Cricket World Cup Match Prediction 2023 Today Match Astrology
England are the beneficiaries of my today cricket world cup match prediction. In my match prediction 100 sure forecast, England are likely to beat Sri Lanka in Bengaluru on 26 October.
England vs Sri Lanka Win Probability
In my view, England enjoy a winning probability of 70%.
Probable XIs Playing
I believe that the following players will star in the World Cup match on 26 October.
Buttler, Stokes, Root, Bairstow, Malan, Brook, Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Woakes, Topley, Adil Rashid
Perera, Nissanka, Mendis, Asalanka, Samarawickrama, Shanaka, Theekshana, Wellalage, Pathirana, Madushanka, De Silva
Today Cricket World Cup Match Dream 11 Team
In this segment, I have listed my today ICC cricket world cup match prediction dream 11. My ICC World Cup dream 11 prediction comprises the following players:
Buttler, Stokes, Bairstow (c), Livingstone, Woakes (VC), Topley, Mendis, Asalanka, Theekshana, Madushan, Perera.
England vs Sri Lanka ODI World Cup Match Odds
Bookmakers favour England to beat Sri Lanka. They back England with odds of 1.43. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka attract odds of 2.85.
Probable Best Batter
England opener Bairstow will emerge the best batter of the match.
Probable Best Bowler
England all-rounder Woakes will be the most successful bowler in his side’s match against Sri Lanka.
Our Match Betting Tip Today
England to win…
My readers should be guided by the points discussed in this article while making their own wagering decisions.