World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka opted to bat first against England

LEEDS:  Sri Lanka, after winning the toss, opted to bat first against host England on Friday here at Leeds.

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England whose sole defeat came at the hands of Pakistan, currently placed on the third spot on the points table following their wins against Bangladesh, West Indies, and the Afghanistan, where the Lions cumulated a World Cup record total of scoring 397 runs.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka comes into the game fresh after an 87-run loss at the hands of Australia.

Sri Lanka’s sole win of the tournament came against Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka will be guarded of a strong England side which shows no signs of shortcomings regardless of the absence of Roy. A win for England today would see them qualify for the semi-finals.

Squads:

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, 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), Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay

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