Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali helped England win their first match of the 2015 ICC World Cup. Getty

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England will take on Sri Lanka in a Group A fixture of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, on Sunday.

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The match starts at 10pm GMT (on Saturday). Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.


England come into this crucial fixture after registering their first victory of the tournament over their neighbours Scotland. They suffered defeats in the first two matches against co-host nations Australia and New Zealand.

Against Scotland, Eoin Morgan's side posted a total of 303 runs and in reply, the Scots were bowled out for 184 runs in the 43rd over. Moeen Ali was the star player of the match after scoring 128 runs.

Tillakaratne Dilshan-Kumar Sangakkara
Dilshan and Sangakkara managed a 210-run partnership against Bangladesh. [Getty]

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have managed to win two out of the three matches played in the World Cup. They lost to the Black Caps in the opening match of the tournament and they bounced back with victories over Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

A victory on Sunday over the Three Lions will help them make their position firm in the table, which will help them qualify for the knockout round of the tournament. A defeat for England could end their hopes of making it to the next round. Only the top four teams from each group will go further in this World Cup.


Sri Lanka to win

Betting Odds (

  • England to win: 1
  • Sri Lanka to win: 5/6

Team News


Possible XI: Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), James Taylor, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Sri Lanka

Possible XI: Lahiru Thirimanne, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (WK), Dimuth Karunaratne, Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (C), Thisara Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal