Sri Lanka will meet West Windies on Sunday at match no 39 in Kennington Oval, London. This is the penultimate match for both of the teams at group stages in ICC World Cup 2019. West Indies’s semi-finals hope is already dead and they’re ready to bow out from the tournament. Sri Lanka’s small hope gets shattered after their loss against South Africa. Although they mathematically have a small chance, there are very few people who would bet for them in the semi-finals.

Sri Lanka Vs West Indies Match Preview: Sri Lanka’s last chance to keep their small semi-finals hope alive

The chapter of group stages is coming to close in ICC World Cup 2019. Things are not looking smooth at this stage for both teams. West Indies are almost out from the tournament and Sri Lanka is fighting a heavy battle after their huge defeat against South Africa. Let’s jump to the match facts of this game.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s semi-finals hope almost shattered after their consecutive loss against two giants New Zealand and Australia and two washout matches due to heavy rain. But, they revived their small hope after a dramatic win over hosts England. Things went wrong again after they suffered a heavy defeat against South Africa. It’s safe to say that their World Cup journey is nearly over in case something miracle happening. They can still bow out with respect by beating this disgruntled Windies side. Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perrera, veteran legendary bowler Lasith Malinga, etc. will try to snatch a win no matter what their semi-finals fate awaiting.

Sri Lanka’s semifinal hopes got a blow after defeat to SA.

West Indies 

West Indies’s World Cup adventure is already over and they are playing their remaining two games just to protect the ICC rules. West Indies started their World Cup positively by beating Pakistan. After that, they completely lost the path and suffered heavy defeat against Bangladesh, Australia, India, England, etc. teams. Can they withhold Sri Lanka and achieve a victory? Time will tell.

Weather Condition

The overall weather condition of Oval is sunny. Weather forecasts say there’s no chance of rain as the temperature will be up down 23-degree Celsius to 30-degree Celsius. So, it’s expected that unless any kinds of an odd situation, rain won’t come and weather will be predominantly dry. On the other whole, winds are expected to be moderate.

Pitch Condition

The Oval pitch is usually a batting pitch. As the weather is expected to be a dry one, the team who will win the toss have a big chance to bat first. Oval already hosted various games of group-stage and most of them surpass 300 plus score.

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Kennington Oval, London

Likely XI

Sri Lanka –

  • Dimuth Karunaratne(c),
  • MDKJ Perera,
  • Avishka Fernando,
  • Kusal Mendis,
  • Angelo Mathews,
  • Jeevan Mendis,
  • Dhananjaya de Silva,
  • Thisara Perera,
  • Isuru Udana,
  • Lasith Malinga,
  • Nuwan Pradeep

West Indies 

  • Chris Gayle,
  • Shai Hope,
  • Nicholas Pooran,
  • Shimron Hetyemar,
  • Jason Holder(c),
  • Carlos Braithwaite,
  • Ashley Nurse,
  • Evin Lewis,
  • Kemar Roach,
  • Sheldon Cottrel,
  • Oshane Thomas

Injury Update

West Indies’s regular opener Andre Russel is still injured. SO, it’s expected that Evin Lewis will start as opener alongside Chris Gayle.

Sri Lanka doesn’t have any injury issues at all.

Match Prediction

Both Sri Lanka and West Indies have passed very tough times in this World Cup and both are on the verge of elimination. As Sri Lanka has still a bit of hope for Semi, they will fight with more courage. So, our prediction is for Sri Lanka to clinch the game.

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