ICC Cricket World Cup, Match 20 – Sri Lanka v England – Preview

Sri Lanka Possible XI: Sri Lanka is likely to replace Kusal Mendis with Avishka Fernando. While Dimuth Karunaratne will go down to no.3 since he did say at the start of the world cup that he will either open the batting or bat at no.3.Also considering the collapse in the previous games he will go down the order to stabilize the batting line-up at the crucial no.3. Sri Lanka will opt for 5 Pace option and one spin option after seeing the England vs Afghanistan were a world class player like Rashid Khan was destroyed going for more than 11 runs an over. Therefore Sri Lanka has to go with the pace attack. Dimuth Karunaratne is experienced and flexible therefore he can move down the order while Aviska Fernando who has open throughout his career should open with Kusal Perea to get an explosive start. 

Kusal Mendis has to be dropped ahead of any other player. Mostly because of his inability to score run at a crucial position in the line-up and also since he has been dropping serval catches in the last few games. 

1.Avishka Fernando 

2.Kusal Perera(Wk)  

3.Dimuth Karunaratne(Captain)

4.Angelo Mathews  

5. Lahiru Thirimanne 

6. Dhananjaya de Silva 

7. Thisara Pere

8.Isuru Udana 

9.Lasith Malinga  

10.Suranga Lakmal  

11.Nuwan Pradeep

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