England ladies start favourites against Sri Lanka in World Cup

The two teams have met on eight occasions, including one washed out match, and England have come out trumps seven times, making them clear front-runners.

updated: January 31, 2013 17:33 IST
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Mumbai: Firm favourites for the title, defending champions England have an easy opener to deal with when they take on tournament minnows Sri Lanka in a Group A match of the Women's Cricket World Cup in Mumbai on Friday.

The three-time winners of the tournament, since its inception in 1973, and the World T20 runners-up are led by Charlotte Edwards, who is set to appear in her fifth successive Cup.

She led England to a four-wicket victory over Australia in the 2009 tournament final at Sydney.

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