A win for England, meanwhile, could see them qualify for the semi finals. And just this motivation should be good enough for the host nation to comfortably dispatch a relatively poor Sri Lankan side.
Sri Lanka will look for an improbable victory over hot favourites England at the Headingley Stadium today. The 1996 champions have so far only managed to win one game, and have just four points from five World Cup encounters. England, on the other hand, are back to being their fearsome best. And a truly destructive batting display led by their captain Morgan against Afghanistan, would mean curtains for Sri Lanka, if they don’t perform their very best.