Sri Lanka is set to lock horns with the West Indies at Riverside Ground in a dead-rubber contest. The sub-continent outfit has been ruled out of the World Cup after England defeated India while the Caribbean’s lack of consistency in this campaign led to their own nemesis. Sri Lanka looked in good form in their last two games but failed to capitalize in crunch moments else they would have been at a better position than Pakistan. The Asian side has to toil hard in their remaining games to end their campaign on a high.

With a sole win in their seven outings, the West Indian team has been struggling to find their feet in England. Apart from the frontline pacers, no other players have had much impact for the two-time World Champions in this World Cup. Jason Holder would be eyeing to fight back with the men in maroon and finish this tournament on a winning note.

 

Match Details

 

Date: Monday, 1st July 2019

Time: 03:00 PM IST

Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

League: ICC World Cup 2019

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

 

Venue Stats

 

Avg 1st Innings score: 240

Avg 2nd Innings score: 182

Highest Total: 314/4 (44.4 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest Total: 99/10 (26.1 Ov) by ENG vs SL

Highest Chased: 314/4 (44.4 Ov) by ENG vs AUS

Lowest Defended: 274/6 (41 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

 

 

Head-to-Head Record

 

Total: 56

West Indies: 28

Sri Lanka: 25

Tied: 00

N/R: 03

 

Head-to-Head at WC

 

Total: 08

West Indies: 04

Sri Lanka: 03

N/R: 01

 

Team News

 

West Indies

  • Andre Russell has been ruled out of the World Cup following his injury.
  • While Sunil Ambris has been named the replacement for the big Jamaican.

Sri Lanka

  • Lakmal might feature in the starting lineup in this fixture.
  • While Jeevan Mendis can make way for  Milinda Siriwardana.

 

Squads

 

West Indies

Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana

 

 

Key Players

 

West Indies

  • Chris Gayle
  • Shai Hope
  • Jason Holder

Sri Lanka

  • Kusal Perera
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Lasith Malinga

 

Probable Playing XI

 

West Indies

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cotrell, Oshane Thomas

Sri Lanka

Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratane, Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjay de Silva, Angelo Matthews, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal and Lasith Malinga