STILL recovering from their 87-run loss against Australia, former champions Sri Lanka now face a tough battle for survival in the 2019 Cricket World Cup when they lock horns with a dominant England when they meet for their match in Leeds.
With just one win, Sri Lanka are currently at the sixth spot with four points and will have to win four matches remaining for them to salvage hopes of a semi-final spot.
The 1996 champions had lost their opening match against New Zealand and then rain robbed them off a chance to fight when two of their games were washed out.
Meanwhile, England is placed comfortably at the second spot on the points table with four wins from five games, the only blemish on their record being their loss to Pakistan.
Five of the English batsmen are among the ten highest-scoring batsmen this World Cup tournament and the team can already boast with five sets of 100 runs out of the 12 scored at World Cup tournament so far.