England and Sri Lanka will face each other at Headingley (Leeds) on Friday (21st June) in the match 27 of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

England and Sri Lanka, both these sides have already played five matches in this tournament. The host side England is in the strong position in this tournament with four victories and one defeat. In the meantime, Sri Lanka is in the tough position with one victory, two defeats and two abandoned matches.

Before this 27th match of this tournament, here we are with some crucial statistical preview of this match.

Teams’ recent ODI form

England (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): No Result, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, Lost, Won, Won and Won

Sri Lanka (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Won, Lost, Won and Lost (excluding abandoned matches).

ODI records at Headingley (Leeds)

England

Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
32 21 10 0/1

 

Sri Lanka

Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
5 2 3 0/0

 

Head-to-Head ODI records

Overall (74 matches): England won 36 ODIs; Sri Lanka won 35 ODIs (1 tied and 2 no results)

In England (31 matches): England won 16 ODIs; Sri Lanka won 13 ODIs (1 tied and 1 no result)

At Headingley, Leeds (4 matches): England won 2 ODIs; Sri Lanka won 2 ODIs

In the World Cup (10 matches): England won 6 ODIs; Sri Lanka won 4 ODIs

In the last ten matches:  England won 6 ODIs; Sri Lanka won 1 ODIs (1 tied and 1 no result)

  • Since 1999, England has never beaten Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka has won all their last three CWC meetings with England.

 

Players’ stats

(England)

Moeen Ali

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i) It will be the 100th ODI match for the English all-rounder Moeen Ali.

 

Joe Root

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i) English star batsman Joe Root will play his 250th international match during this encounter.

 

Adil Rashid

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i) It will be the 150th international match for the leg-spinner Adil Rashid.

 

Eoin Morgan

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i) As an England ODI captain, Eoin Morgan has already scored 3,928 runs. With 72 more runs, Morgan will be the first English ODI captain to score 4,000 runs.

ii) As an English captain, Eoin Morgan has scored 339 runs in Cricket World Cup. By scoring 16 more runs, Morgan will become the leading CWC run-scorer as an English captain. At present, he is only behind of Mike Gatting who scored 354 CWC runs as an England captain.

 

Chris Woakes

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i) English pacer Chris Woakes has taken 23 ODI wickets against Sri Lanka which is the similar record of other two English bowlers Darren Gough (23 wickets) and Chris Jordan (23 wickets). Among the English bowlers, only James Anderson (34 wickets) has taken more ODI wickets against Sri Lanka than them.

 

(Sri Lanka)

Angelo Mathews

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i) The experienced Sri Lankan cricketer Angelo Mathews has already scored 11,999 international runs. The right-handed batsman is one run behind from the 12,000 international runs. Till the date, seven Sri Lankan batsmen have scored 12,000+ international runs.

 

Lasith Malinga

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i) Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga has picked up 524 international wickets. By taking two more wickets, he will surpass Rangana Herath (525 wickets) and will become the third most international wicket-taker for Sri Lanka. Among the Sri Lankan bowlers, only Muttiah Muralitharan (1,331 wickets) and Chaminda Vaas (760 wickets) are ahead of Herath at present.

ii) Lasith Malinga has claimed 47 wickets in Cricket World Cup. Only two Sri Lankan bowlers took more CWC wickets than Malinga, and these bowlers are Muttiah Muralitharan (68 wickets) and Chaminda Vaas (49 wickets).