Virat Kohli- led team India will clash with Dimuth Karunaratne’s Sri Lanka this weekend which would probably be a rehearsal match before the semi-finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for India. Whereas Srilanka who has already lost the race to the finale will be just playing for the pride. India who has won six out of seven matches is sitting on No.2 in the tournament standings. Already being entered in the semifinals, India will be just be playing to win another match in a row and if Australia loses its next fixture against South Africa then India will be holding the top position in the series.
Sri Lanka on the other side has not been able to impress with its poor form and deflated performance in the tournament winning only three matches in eight they have played so far.
India has nothing to lose and Sri Lanka has all but nothing to save. This match will be just another fixture in the World Cup and both the teams will be just playing in good sportsmanship. However, Sri Lanka would definitely want to seek its pride by winning this one and maybe it would remain every one how good of a team it is. The last these two teams met was during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, where Sri Lanka chased down India’s 321 with seven wickets saved in their basket, therefore Sri Lanka would definitely want to repeat the history.
Match Details When and Where
It is predicted that the day would be warm and sunny at Leeds for most of the parts and the wicket will be quite progressive for the batting side. But it might get slow down eventually, therefore whoever wins the toss would certainly aim for bat-first mantra.
Sri Lanka squad
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kasun Ranjitha
Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav
Sri Lanka fantasy picks: Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Avishka Fernando, and Isuru Udana
India fantasy picks: Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Mohammed Shami
1. Avishka Fernando
2. Kusal Perera
3. Rohit Sharma
The leading run scorer of the team India
4. Virat Kohli
Captain and Vice-captain Choices: Virat Kohli, Avishka Fernando, and Kusal Perera