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Quarter final Analysis: England vs Sri Lanka cricket teams in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup

England vs Sri Lanka

World Cup win/loss record of England vs Sri Lanka:

  • Total matches played: 8
  • England cricket team won: 6
  • Sri Lanka cricket team won: 2

One day international win/loss record of England cricket team against Sri Lanka:

  • Total matches played: 44
  • England cricket team won: 23 matches
  • Sri Lanka cricket team won: 21

Fourth Quarter-final of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be played between England cricket team and Sri Lanka cricket team at the Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Sri Lanka’s journey to quarter-finals has been every easy; they won 4 of their matches, lost just 1 match to Pakistan and the match with Australia was washed away due to rain. But the journey for England has been a rollercoaster ride. Their first match against India got tied; they lost matches against Ireland and Bangladesh and won matches against South Africa and West Indies. Here are some notable points which should be kept in mind regarding this Quarter-final.

Batting Strength and Weakness:

England’s batting is the main strength of their team. Jonathan Trott and Andrew Strauss are one of the most successful batsmen in this tournament with more than 300 runs against thier name. Ian Bell and Matt Prior have also supported the England cricket team’s batting line up well. Sri Lanka, on the hand has one of the best top-order batsmen in their team. Their skipper Kumar Sangakkara is the leading run-scorer in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. If Sri Lanka gets a solid start then they can be destructive with the bat. The only problem with the Sri Lankan batting is their middle order, they don’t have reliable player in the middle order.

Batting Strength and Weakness:

England has one of the weakest bowling line-up and it was infuriated after the injury of their striker bowler Stuart Broad. Graeme Swann has been the most successful bowler for England cricket team in this world cup. The situation is different for Sri Lankan cricket team who have well balanced bowling line up consisting of pacers and spinners. Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis are the most feared spinners in the world and they have done well in group matches. Lasith Malinga has been outstanding with the old ball and has even managed to pick his 2nd hatrick in world cups.

Conclusion:

Both teams are balanced sides with different strengths and weaknesses. Sri Lanka may have the advantage of home ground and home crowd but England will never easily gave away the match as we have seen earlier in group matches.

Result: Sri lanka defeat England by 10 wickets to qualify for the semi final.

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One Response to “Quarter final Analysis: England vs Sri Lanka cricket teams in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup”
  1. Ali says:

    GO sri Lanka its your day. My prayers and heart is with you. I know you are a bunch of talented players and can do it easily, make England cry and tell them how talented we Asians are. With lots of luv and prayers from Pakistan

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