The 25th match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 will be played between England and Sri Lanka on Thursday, October 26 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
The 2023 World Cup journey of the Three Lions have been underwhelming, lacking the dominance expected from reigning champions. With just one win in four matches, they are currently languishing at the bottom half of the points table. They are coming into this game on the back of a 229 run defeat against South Africa, and will be eager to bounce back stronger in this game.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign kicked off with a string of three defeats. However, they made a stellar comeback in their latest match against the Netherlands, clinching victory by five wickets. Looking ahead to their next game, they will need to muster their best efforts to outshine England.
However, before heading into this game, let’s take a look at the pitch report and ground records of the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru:
ENG vs SL: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Report
The pitch at Chinnaswamy Stadium offers an ideal batting track, as seen by the high-scoring Pakistan vs Australia match. The team winning the toss should consider batting first to post a mammoth total on the board.
While recent records may favour teams chasing, the team that wins the toss should seriously think about the decision to bat first and put a big total on the board.
ENG vs SL: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Pitch Stats
- Total matches: 39
- Matches won batting first: 15
- Matches won bowling first: 20
- Average 1st Inns scores: 235
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 218
- Highest total recorded: 383/6 (50 Ov) by IND vs AUS
- Lowest total recorded: 114/10 (38.5 Ov) by INDW vs RSAW
- Highest score chased: 329/7 (49.1 Ov) by IRE vs ENG
- Lowest score defended: 166/4 (22 Ov) by IND vs ENG