On July 1 the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will witness a battle between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street. However, both the teams have knocked out of the tournament. Though Sri Lanka were in the race before the India vs England game. With England’s win over India on June 30, Sri Lanka also have knocked out of the tournament and the game between Sri Lanka and West Indies wouldn’t have that much importance. But both the teams will try to end their campaign with the win. Let’s have a look at the SL vs WI Head to Head Record.
Both the teams have met 6 times in the history of ICC World Cup; where West Indies won 4 times and Sri Lanka 2. The result clearly shows the West Indies’ dominance over Sri Lanka. It would be interesting to see which team will win in today’s game and surge ahead in the SL vs WI Head to Head Record.
Predicted Playing 11
Sri Lanka: 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
Weather and pitch report
The weather will be clear and the surface is good enough for batting. Even spinners will get help from the pitch as it’s going to be dry.
Prediction for match result
The pressure will not be there as both the teams are out of the tournament. Though they will try to end their campaign on a high note.
In conclusion, this Sri Lanka vs West Indies game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 should go in Sri Lanka’s favour. Despite Chris Gayle and other players’ presence, West Indies are not in sync in a couple of areas whereas Sri Lanka’s pace spearhead Malinga is enough to create a threat to their opponents. With their economical bowling, Sri Lanka are expected to win the game.