England vs. Sri Lanka Cricket World Cup England is set to Win

Preview, Predictions, Betting Tips, and Live Stream for England vs. Sri Lanka in the Cricket World Cup

England will look to build on their strong start to the 2019 Cricket World Cup when they host Sri Lanka on Friday at Headingley. Jonny Bairstow scored 90 runs in his last match and I expect him to go over 43.5 runs again.

Sri Lanka has struggled to make an impression at the tournament, but opener Dimuth Karunaratne has been outstanding. With 97 runs in his last three innings, he’s worth a 1.90 bet to go over the 28.5 run mark.

England Team News & Form

England appears to be improving with each game. Their most recent match against Afghanistan at Old Trafford saw them break numerous records, thanks largely to captain Eoin Morgan’s 148 off 71 balls.

Perhaps more importantly, Jonny Bairstow scored 90 points, his highest total of the World Cup so far. Bairstow has found his groove after a shaky start to the season, scoring over 43.5 runs in his last three innings, including 50+ runs in two of them.

England scored 397 points, and Afghanistan was never in the game after that. With 3-52, Jofra Archer was the pick of the bowlers, and he will be a popular pick to be the best bowler again.

The hosts are the 1.08 favorite, but there is more value in the run-scoring market. In Jason Roy’s absence, I’m picking Jonny Bairstow to carry the load and score over 43.5 runs at 1.90 and convert that into a score of 50+ at 2.10.

Jonny Bairstow is tipped in the run-scoring market after scoring 90 in his last innings against Afghanistan

Form and Team News for Sri Lanka

In their most recent match, Sri Lanka performed their best World Cup performance against Australia at The Oval. They weren’t particularly impressive, but they did threaten on occasion. Sri Lanka allowed Australia to score 334 runs by bowling first.

The Lions responded well, with in-form opener Dimuth Karunaratne (97) and Kusal Perera (52) taking on the Aussie bowlers. There was genuine hope of an upset victory after the two openers were dismissed, but Sri Lanka disintegrated and were bowled out for 247.

Sri Lanka is trailing in the World Cup and has been given little chance of beating England at 8.00. With the two teams in such contrasting form, there is better value elsewhere.

Dimuth Karunaratne has been Sri Lanka’s standout batsman at the World Cup, scoring four times in his last four innings. At 1.90, I’m betting on him to score more than 28.5 points.

Sri Lanka vs. England Face to Face

England has won six of their last seven One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against Sri Lanka, dating back to 2016.

Live Stream of England vs. Sri Lanka

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Match between England and Sri Lanka

England dominate Sri Lanka in every aspect of the game. The hosts have a number of match winners among their ranks, whereas Sri Lanka has struggled to put anything together so far in the World Cup.

After his 97 against Australia, Dimuth Karunaratne is expected to carry the load for Sri Lanka’s batting once more

Key Statistics for England vs. Sri Lanka

Jonny Bairstow of England has scored over 43.5 runs in his last three ODI innings.

Jonny Bairstow of England has scored 50+ in two of his last three ODI innings.

Dimuth Karunaratne of Sri Lanka has scored over 28.5 runs in his last four ODI innings.

Verdict

In the run-scoring market, I’m backing England’s opening batsman Jonny Bairstow at 1.90. Bairstow is also a good bet at 2.10 to score 50+ runs.

Dimuth Karunaratne was Sri Lanka’s best batsman during the World Cup, so I’m betting on him to score more than 28.5 runs at 1.90.

  • Jonny Bairstow Over 43.5 Runs @ 1.90 at okbet.com – 4 Units Best Bet
  • Dimuth Karunaratne is an Over/Under pick. OKBET – Over 28.5 Runs @ 1.90 – 3 Units
  • Jonny Bairstow to Score 50+ Runs @ 2.10 with OKBET – 2 Units

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