India gets a chance to fine tune their preparations before semis as they take on Sri Lanka for the one last time in this ICC World Cup 2019 league phase at Headingly, Leeds. This game will decide whether India will end up on 2nd position on points table or can be the toppers. Sri Lanka will try to give in it’s everything and will like to give a good World Cup Farewell to their legend Lasith Malinga.
Sri Lankan Cricket is surely under dark skies with no possible solutions to be seen to improve their condition. After the retirements f the legends like Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jaywardhane and Tilakratne Dilshan there has been no strong personality left in their Cricket. The team has never looked balanced and for that reason, the performance has drenched deep scaling new lows. This World Cup, even if they had won the toss were never successful in scoring in excess of 250 on maximum occasions. They were never really ready to be in the top 4 and so they aren’t.
Key Player: Malinga
India will like to fine tune their preparations in this last game, where challenge won’t be much stiff. Indian Bowling and fielding seem to be sorted. Indian batting is going good but just the middle order jinx needs to be broken. In the last two games in the overs from 41-50, India has just managed to score 62 and 70 runs respectively. This number has to go high as much as possible if India wishes to surpass 340 or 350 on a flat track.
Key Players: Rohit, Kohli, Shami, Bumrah.
Date: Saturday, 6th July 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST, 010:30 pm local.
Venue: Headingly, Leeds
Head to Head:
India 49 – Sri Lanka 36
No result: 8
In World Cup: 8
India 3 – Sri Lanka 4
No rains expected in the forecast. Sun will shine out with glory, and high humidity as much as 64% is predicted. There will be some cloud cover and temperature around 21 degree Celsius is expected.
Pitch is expected to be dry, so spinners will have an advantage. Batting first will be a great option as later in the day batting will become tough. Win the toss and likely win the match can be the mantra.
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Kartikh, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep