After a resounding victory against Afghanistan, England is set to host Sri Lanka at the Headingly in the 27th fixture of the 2019 ICC World Cup. The World No. 1 ODI team has been the most dominating and consistent in the 50-over cricket over the last few years. Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan team is struggling to find their feet in this tournament. With veterans like Lasith Malinga, Angelo Matthews and Karunaratne in their squad, the Islanders would be hoping to land a counterpunch in the upcoming game at Leeds. Morgan & Co will take this as another opportunity to flex their muscles against a potentially weaker side.


Match Details


Date: Friday, 21th June 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Headingley, Leeds

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar


Venue Stats


Avg 1st Innings score: 226

Avg 2nd Innings score: 207

Highest Total: 351/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Lowest Total: 93/10 (36.2 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Highest Chased: 324/2 (37.3 Ov) by SL vs ENG

Lowest Defended: 165/9 (60 Ov) by ENG vs PAK


Team News



  • James Vince will keep his place at the top of the order.
  • Liam Plunkett can make a comeback to replace Adil Rashid

Sri Lanka

  • Lakmal might feature in the starting lineup in this fixture.
  • Sri Lanka will be looking to strengthen their batting lineup.




Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana


Key Players



  • Jason Roy
  • Jos Butler
  • Jofra Archer

Sri Lanka

  • Kusal Perera
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Lasith Malinga


Probable Playing XI



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

Sri Lanka

Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratane, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimane, Dhananjay de Silva/ Milinda Siriwardana, Angelo Matthews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal and Lasith Malinga