World Cup 2019, Sri Lanka vs West Indies (SL vs WI) Buildup: England’s victory on Sunday against giants India saw more than one consequence – the hosts are at a better position to qualify for the semifinals and Sri Lanka’s campaign comes to an end at ICC Men Cricket World Cup 2019. Sri Lanka take on West Indies at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on Monday as both sides play for pride. Other than the win over England, Dimuth Karunaratne’s side hasn’t shown extraordinary performance in the tournament, with two of their matches against big sides getting washed out. They sit at the seventh spot with just six points.
Meanwhile, Jason Holder-led side will look to finish on a high after being knocked out of the tournament. West Indies came into the tournament, tipped as a potential surprise package, especially after scoring 421 in a warm-up victory over New Zealand. They also started their World Cup campaign with a bang, demolishing Pakistan by seven wickets. But since then, things have gone from bad to worse for the Caribbeans. They have suffered five defeats. Though they have been impressive in parts, the side has failed to hold on to their nerves in tight games and ended up enduring heartbreaking losses.
Sri Lanka vs West Indies Predicted Playing 11, World Cup 2019:
West Indies Probable XI
West Indies Possible XI: Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabien Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Sri Lanka Probable XI
Possible XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis/ Milinda Siriwardana, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga
Batting collapses have cost Sri Lanka, says Dimuth Karunaratne
The 1996 champions have been bowled out four times so far at the tournament and Karunaratne said their inability to kick on after batsmen made promising starts had cost them against the big sides.
Chester-le-Street Weather Forecast and Pitch Report Today
Durham is expected to have nice weather on Monday, with extremely low chances of rain. There will be a fresh breeze from the west. Clouds are expected to hover intermittently with sunny intervals. READ MORE
SL vs WI
Both Sri Lanka and West Indies are out of contention and will be playing for pride when they take on each other at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on Monday. Stay tuned for live updates off the field ahead of the fixture and Predicted Playing XI