Champions Trophy 2013: England vs Sri Lanka Match Live Scorecard
While a buoyant England would eye a semi-final spot, it would be a battle of survival for Sri Lanka, when the two sides clash in their second Group A match of the Champions Trophy at The Oval on Thursday.
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England thrashed defending champions Australia by 48 runs in their opening match, while Sri Lanka lost by a wicket against New Zealand in a low-scoring thriller.
Going purely by how the two teams performed in their respective openers, England would start favourites at the Oval. And a big reason for that would be their fine batting line-up, which delivered to perfection against Australia.
Starting with skipper Alastair Cook, England's batsmen seemed at ease with the conditions which are considered challenging for tourists.
Ian Bell missed a hundred by nine runs while Jonathan Trott and Ravi Bopara got near half-century scores against the Aussies.
In contrast, Sri Lankan batsmen flopped miserably against the Kiwis. Former captain Kumar Sangakkara was the lone batsman who put up a semblance of fight with 68 runs and once again he would be expected to anchor the Lankan innings.
Sri Lanka Team Squad:
Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal (vc), Dilhara Lokuhettige, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne
England Team Squad
Alastair Cook (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Chris Woakes