ODI World Cup: England win toss against Sri Lanka, elect to bat first

For Sri Lanka, Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Kumara returned to the side

sl-england-ap Sri Lanka captain Kusal Mendis shakes hand with England captain Jos Buttler after the coin toss at the start of their ODI World Cup match in Bengaluru | AP

England skipper Jos Buttler won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in a must-win World Cup game for both sides in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

England made three changes to their last match playing XI. Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone came in place of the injured Reece Topley, Gus Atkinson and Harry Brook.

For Sri Lanka, Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Kumara returned to the side.

Buttler said the team had been "short of our best" in the tournament.

"We have done enough talking and it is about performing," he added.



Jos Buttler(w/c), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

Sri Lanka:

Kusal Mendis (w/c), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka.

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