Sri Lanka V England 2011 Cricket World Cup: Live Stream and Match Preview

England will face a tough and determined Sri Lanka side who will not want to be beaten on home soil.

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Start time: 09.00

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Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Team News

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Silva, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Muttiah Muralidaran, Ajantha Mendis

After thrashing New Zealand, Sri Lanka will no change a winning formula.

England: Andrew Strauss, Matt Prior, Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Luke Wright, James Tredwell, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett

Jade Dernbach and Paul Collingwood will miss out as England will stick with the team that beat the West Indies.


Sri Lanka are one of the form teams so far and have only lost to Pakistan. They could have topped their group but their game with Australia was rained out.

The crowd will definitely be behind them but players have said they feel too much pressure when they play at home.

England will pounce upon any frailties as they struggle to cover up their own. More replacements were called up this week for Ajmal Shahzad and Michael Yardy.

England have had ups and downs so far but always deliver when their backs are against the wall. They will need to again.

England to sneak through after a tense finale.

Key Men

Muttiah Muralidaran – After a slow start to the tournament, the veteran off-spinner has hit his straps and will look to bamboozle the English batting.

Andrew Strauss – The captain has been in superb touch this tournament and his stroke play at the top of the order is essential to set up a big total.

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