England vs Sri Lanka Preview & Prediction

England vs Sri Lanka Preview & Prediction

Lasith Malinga insisted he had done nothing new after starring in Sri Lanka's stunning World Cup win over England at Headingley on Friday.

Chasing 233, Malinga took 4/43 and De Silva 3/32 as England were bundled out for 212.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka are having their worst World Cup since 2011.

Last week, Sri Lanka suffered a 87-run loss against Australia at London and it will take a special performance for the Island nation to keep themselves afloat for the knockout stage when they come across hosts England, who have looked simply unstoppable.

Fellow quick Mark Wood followed up with 3-40.

Angelo Mathews then scored an unbeaten 85 off 115 balls and stitched together a 71-run partnership with Kusal Mendis (46) to lay the platform for a competitive total.

Sri Lanka's hopes in the world cup hang by a thread.

Archer's 3-52 made him the joint highest wicket-taker in the tournament alongside Australia's Mitchell Starc with 15. England have gone win with an unchanged side.

Joe Root (57) and Eoin Morgan set about retrenchment, but they struggled to lift the scoring rate, adding 47 from nearly 12 overs before the captain (21) punched a full toss straight back to Isuru Udana.

Despite Stokes digging in for the hosts with 82 including seven boundaries and four sixes, England's tail failed to wag as Dhananjaya de Silva cleaned up with the wickets of Moeen, Woakes and Rashid.

But it was exactly the result which England did not need, because it raised many questions about their collective big-match temperament.

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