Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - ICC Cricket World Cup - Sri Lanka v West Indies - PrePlay
Match number 39 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street in Durham.
Both Sri Lanka and West Indies are coming on the back of losses against South Africa and India respectively. While Sri Lanka are still in the mix, though just, West Indies have been officially knocked out of the semi-final race after losing their last match to India by 143 runs.
With Pakistan, Bangladesh and England fighting among themselves for the fourth spot, there is very little hope that The Lions will harbour. However, the betting guide has lots to offer on this match in terms of other different markets.
Batting has been a huge let down for Sri Lanka, with openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera not getting enough support from the middle order. Avishka Fernando has shown sparks of brilliance but the team lacks consistency. Isuru Udana and Lasith Malinga will be their main men with the ball.
West Indies will continue with their opening pair of Chris Gayle and Shai Hope, with Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer offering fireworks in the middle order. The bowling will be led by Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas and Kemar Roach.
Both teams have clashed a total of 56 times in ODIs. Sri Lanka have won 25 of them, while West Indies have won 28. In the last five matches, Sri Lanka have won two and lost three, while West Indies have suffered a horrid run of form and have lost all of their last five games.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Sri Lanka- Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga
West Indies- Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka), Shai Hope (West Indies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka), Sheldon Cottrell (West Indies)
Most Sixes – Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka), Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies)
Man of the Match – Shai Hope
Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 240+, West Indies 280+
Match Handicap West Indies
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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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