Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - India v Sri Lanka - PrePlay
The penultimate group match of ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between India and Sri Lanka at Headingley in Leeds.
India are currently placed at the second spot in the points table with six wins and one loss. Their match against New Zealand was abandoned and the team is with 13 points.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are at the sixth spot in the points table, before the result of the match between Pakistan and Bangladesh is out. The Lions have three wins and three losses and have eight points with two washed out encounters.
If India succeed in winning this match and South Africa manage to beat Australia, India will climb to the number one spot and will get to face New Zealand in the second semi-final, which is what they will wish for.
India have had the wood over Sri Lanka in recent times. In the nine ODIs that the two teams have played in the last two years, India have won seven of them and would back themselves in this match as well.
The two teams have played a total of 158 ODIs out of which India have won 90 and Sri Lanka have won 56. Even on the basis of current form, the Men in Blue are likely to get the better of The Lions as the former have won four out of their last five matches, while the latter have won two and lost two.
Sri Lanka's batting line-up fired for the first time in their last match against West Indies and they would hope to put in another inspired performance.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Sri Lanka- Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga
India- Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka), Rohit Sharma (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Most Sixes – Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), Rohit Sharma (India)
Man of the Match – Rohit Sarma
Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 260+, India 320+
Match Handicap India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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