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The second half of the CWC 2019 group stage has had fans, sponsors, broadcasters and organisers on the edge of their seats. A number of crucial games that can shape the top four has kept everyone on their toes, with a number of scenarios still possible.

However, one scenario that is all-but-gone is Sri Lanka making the Semi Finals. Their win against England opened things up, but their performance against South Africa was hugely disappointing, displaying all the bad traits that have underlined their ODI fortunes in the past two-and-a-half years. They play a West Indies side who have been disappointing in CWC 2019, with the latest a thrashing at the hands of India. Who will be more motivated to take this one out?

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Key to a Sri Lanka win

South Africa were out of the tournament. Their body language against Pakistan reflected a team that was keen on going home. It was a great chance for Sri Lanka to keep their hopes alive as they were the ones with something to play for. However, if you had no idea of what the table looked like, you would have thought Sri Lanka were the ones with nothing to play for.

Their batting was everything on display over the past few years. A promising start (despite the first-ball loss of Dimuth Karunaratne) is something they have been accustomed to; but so too has the loss of a quick, soft wickets. Here, their batsmen must put a higher price on their wickets, giving the lower order a platform to play off rather than having to fight to get the team to a half-decent score.

Also, can Sri Lanka tame a Windies side that will play with nothing to lose? Sri Lanka’s attack looked toothless against Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla, which makes early wickets all the more important here. If the likes of Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer get going, watch out. Can Lasith Malinga have a big game in what will almost certainly be his second-last World Cup match?

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Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images. CWC 2019 Match 39: Will Sri Lanka’s batting fire?

Key to a West Indies win

Like Sri Lanka, the Windies’ batting has underwhelmed. However, their performance is arguably more disappointing given they were backed by many to score huge totals in CWC 2019. What this tournament has shown is the need for glue that can hold the innings together as their hitters look to go big. So, can Shai Hope play a big knock after a few low scores in a row? Can Chris Gayle get the better of Lasith Malinga? With Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran in good form at times in CWC 2019, the West Indies’ later order will be hoping they get the chance to play with freedom at the death.

Also, Sheldon Cottrell and Kemar Roach bowled beautifully against India. However, the lack of support is something the Windies need to address today, especially against a Sri Lankan side that has shown a propensity to collapse. Can the Windies make inroads in the first ten overs with good use of the short ball? How well will they then follow up in the middle overs? The template for victory was used last game by South Africa, and the Windies need to use it.

Also read: Kemar Roach got a slap in the face. He responded in great fashion.

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Image: Getty Images. CWC 2019 Match 39: A disappointing campaign for West Indies.

Pitch and conditions

The pitch was said to have a dry/beige look on match eve. Also, the windy conditions forecast might dry out the track further.

Possible Playing 11

Sri Lanka: 1. Dimuth Karunaratne (c), 2. Kusal Perera (wk), 3. Avishka Fernando, 4. Kusal Mendis, 5. Angelo Mathews, 6. Jeevan Mendis/Milinda Siriwardana, 7. Dhananjaya de Silva, 8. Thisara Perera, 9. Isuru Udana, 10. Lasith Malinga, 11. Kasun Rajitha/Suranga Lakmal

West Indies: 1. Chris Gayle, 2. Evin Lewis/Sunil Ambris, 3. Shai Hope (wk), 4. Nicholas Pooran, 5. Shimron Hetmyer, 6. Carlos Brathwaite, 7. Jason Holder (c), 8. Ashley Nurse, 9. Kemar Roach, 10. Sheldon Cottrell, 11. Oshane Thomas

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in World Cups: Matches 7, West Indies 4, Sri Lanka 3.
  • Sri Lanka have won just 14 of their past 58 completed ODIs.
  • West Indies have lost five matches in a row in CWC 2019. Both their batting and bowling has been too one-dimensional.
  • Sri Lanka have won four of their past five ODIs vs West Indies.

Match Prediction

The unpredictability of this match is the element to look forward to, rather than the possibility of Semi Finals for both these teams.

It will come down to who shows greater pride. With the talent in the West Indies team, I will back them to get a win off the back of an exciting batting display.

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Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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