As the World Cup nears to its last week, it is time for the 39th match to take place which will be played between Windies and Sri Lanka at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Both teams are already out of the contention to finish among the top four.
Windies managed only a single win in their World Cup campaign against Pakistan by 8 wickets. This was their World Cup opener. On the other hand, Sri Lanka managed have managed two wins so far which came against Afghanistan and the hosts England. With India losing to England in match no 37, Sri Lankan hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals is demolished.
Sri Lanka vs Windies
Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Time: July 01, 03:00 PM
With no signs of rains for the whole day and sun making its appearance, this is definitely a bat first surface where spinners are also expected to play their part.
June 21, 2018: England (314/4, 44.4/50 overs) bt Australia (310/8, 50/50 overs) by six wickets
June 20, 2015: England (192/7, 25/26 overs, target: 192) bt New Zealand (283/9, 50/50 overs) by three wickets (DL method)
May 25, 2014: Sri Lanka (256/8, 50/50 overs) bt England (99, 26.1/50 overs) by 157 runs
July 7, 2012: England (201/2, 47.5/50 overs) bt Australia (200/9, 50/50 overs) by eight wickets
Sept 3, 2011: England (27/2, 7.2/50 overs) v India (274/7, 50/50 overs) – no result
Sri Lanka won: 25
Windies won: 28
No result: 03
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kasun Ranjitha
Windies: Jason Holder (c), Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Darren Bravo, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Nicholas Pooran
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With sun out and the surface expected to be dry, slow bowlers can definitely give some headaches to the batsmen.