Sri Lanka will face West Windies at match no 39 on July 1st at Kennington Oval, London. Both Sri Lanka and West Indies are already out from the tournament. Although Sri Lanka has a very small chance mathematically, the situation is too much complicated. Here, we want to discuss the Lankan players who have the ability to crate West Indies.

Lankan Players who have the ability to crate West Indies

Sri Lanka’s World Cup journey seemed to be over after their heavy loss against two Tasmanian giants New Zealand and Australia but they revived the hope after last week’s dramatic victory over hosts and another hot-favorite England. Things change quickly after their heavy defeat against South Africa on Friday. Sri Lanka has to win their remaining two matches against Windies and India and wishes other teams like Pakistan, Bangladesh, England lose points significantly which really indicates their World Cup all but over just like Windies.

As Sri Lanka is preparing their second-last group stage match versus ill-fated West Indies team, here are some of their players who can give Windies another humiliation.

  • Dimuth Karunaratne

Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne is the only batsman of Sri Lanka who is maintaining consistency in his batting. Although he failed to make an impact versus South Africa in the last game, he will surely try to progress against West Indies. Lankan batting failed to do anything good so far. Dimuth is the only batsman who is playing at a certain level since the beginning of the tournament. If Sri Lanka wants to beat West Indies, they need their captain to return at his best.

Dimuth Karunaratne is the only consistent batsman for Sri Lanka
  • Kusal Perrera

Apart from Dimuth Karunaratne, this is Kusal Perrera who is trying to do something at batting. He is not so consistent but he could be decisive against West Indies’s bottomless bowling. If he can play effectively in top-order, the chances of Sri Lanka will much more increase.

Kusal Perrera should step up at Lankan’s top order.
  • Lasith Malinga

Sri Lankan veteran bowler who is undoubtedly playing the last World Cup of his career. Lasith Malinga will surely try to make it good at the very last phase. Sri Lankan’s chances of elimination get increasing after the humiliating defeat against South Africa. Unless a huge drama, there’s very little chance they are going to progress in semi-finals. He needs to step up at this moment and the whole Lankan team, as well as the nation, are eager to see his superb bowling actions for the very last times.

The Lankan veteran legendary pacer must be motivated to do something noticeable at this stage.

Despite their heavy loss to South Africa, Sri Lanka still has huge ability to conquer over West Indies who is passing an absolute dismal situation and these are the players who should step up right now to keep semi-finals little chance alive.