England and Sri Lanka will face each other in the World T20 Cup on Monday, the 1st of November. The match will take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. England have played three matches in the tournament and have won all the three and are almost certain to be placed in the semi-finals. Sri Lanka have lost 2 out of the 3 matches that they have played. If Sri Lanka suffer a loss today, their chances to make it to the semi finals will perish.
England are in an amazing form currently. Jason Roy, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow are scoring consistently. They have struggled on the slow UAE pitches because they are not accustomed to it but still they can outplay the Sri Lankan team. There is no doubt that England have more power and depth in their batting lineup.
English bowlers have also excelled in this tournament. Tymal Mills has been an impressive bowler so far. Though he proved to be a little expensive in the last match, he also picked up two wickets. While Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan and Chris Woakes have also been successful, Moeen Ali will have an additional advantage on this pitch.
Sri Lanka's batting against South Africa was disappointing and only Pathum Nissanka managed to take the team to a respectable score. Charith Asalanka has been the most influential batsman for Sri Lanka in this edition of the World T20 Cup. He has scored for Sri Lanka in almost every match. But apart from these two, no Sri Lankan batsman has been able to impress which is a big concern for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka have been a poor T20 team for some time now and beating England will be a great achievement for them. Though England's chances of winning the match is more, Sri Lankan spinners can perform better on the slow pitch.
The minimum and maximum temperatures at Sharjah will be 27 and 36 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be 34 degrees and the chances of rainfall is nil.
Sharjah's pitch is the slowest in the UAE , and it is not going to be very easy to score. Dew will create a big impact in the second innings and hence the teams will prefer to bowl first after winning the toss. The score of 150-160 will be a challenging one on this ground.
Probable Playing XI For England
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (WK), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (C), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills
Probable Playing XI For Sri Lanka
Kusal Perera (WK), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (C), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara