There is only an outside chance of rain. The surface will be worn – two matches having been played on it already. This should suit the spinners, of whom Sri Lanka have a superior contingent. England’s quicks know how to take the pace off the ball too, though.
We have already shown what we are capable of a couple of months back, and it’s a strong side. Unfortunately not all the results have come our way, but tomorrow’s game is quite important to end on a high note. As I said before the game, we just want to play good cricket and justify our presence in Australia.
He’s a proper three-dimensional cricketer, excellent in the field, can give it a whack with the bat, and I think his death numbers over the last couple years have improved dramatically. For such a young man to be firing that consistently on the world stage is brilliant to see, and he’s only going to keep getting better and better over the next few years, so he’s a massive asset to England – Alex Hales on Sam Curran.
England vs Sri Lanka Cricket Highlights today. 39th Match, Group 1, Sydney Cricket Ground, Saturday 05-11-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Sri Lanka won the TOSS and chose bat first
England Expected Line-up
Jos Buttler(w/c), Alex Hales, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Dawid Malan, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Sri Lanka Expected Line-up
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha