On Thursday, October 26, at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, England and Sri Lanka will play match No. 25.

At the Wankhede Stadium, England suffered their most significant ODI defeat to South Africa, severely crippling their hopes of defending their World Cup crown. Opposing a weak England bowling squad, the Proteas were unrelenting in their 50-over innings, racking up a massive 399 runs. England’s hopes were further damaged by Heinrich Klaasen.

Sri Lanka has the same record as England going into the game. hHaving just defeated the Netherlands. Sri Lanka also has to deal with a number of injuries. There are doubts over Matheesha Pathirana’s availability for the remainder of the competition.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report:

Australia’s recent feat of accumulating 367 runs in the previous ODI played here serves as evidence that the pitch at this venue is a batter’s paradise. The narrower ground dimensions provide spinners minimal tolerance for error, even though they may get some help from the pitch. A high temperature of 31 degrees Celsius and generally sunny weather predicted, Bengaluru should see good ball arrival at bat.

England Squad :

JE Root, DJ Malan, HC Brook, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes, DJ Willey, JM Bairstow, Jos Buttler (C), AU Rashid, AAP Atkinson, Mark Wood

Sri Lanka Squad :

C Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, MADI Hemantha, D de Silva, A Mathews, K Mendis (C), K Perera, S Samarawickrama, M Theekshana, K Rajitha, D Madushanka