Another big battle in the men world cup 2019. The 39th match of cricket World Cup 2019 is scheduled to play between Sri Lanka and West Indies on Sunday, 1 July 2019 at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street. Get all live updates, match winner, toss, pitch conditions. We provide a sure report with the greatest accuracy.
Full Details of Match
The 39th match of men cricket world cup is to be played between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street. We are now at a stage where every team will be looking to confirming their spots for semis and there will be a lot of calculations regarding the points and will depend on the fate of other teams.
Sri Lanka’s chances in this world cup are over as England have beaten India in a must-win game. Their fate was out of their hands but it’s not completely gone. They will now play without pressure against the Windies. As far as bowling is concerned they have heavily dependent on their veteran bowler Lasith Malinga who has provided them breakthroughs. He was the reason why Sri Lanka had beaten England by taking 4 wickets in 10 overs.No other bowler in Sri Lankan team looked convincing.
Their batting has been a major concern for them. They never looked settled in this world cup as they were not able to rotate strikes and due to the pressure building, they played some bad shots and got out. In their last match against South Africa, they lost an early wicket of Dimuth Karunaratne. Avishka Fernando and Kusal Perera handled the innings but not very far, Sri Lanka batting order collapsed and they only managed to put 203 on the board. South Africa easily chased that score with 9 wickets and let down Sri Lanka’s hope for semis.
West Indies’s story so far is very similar to Sri Lanka in this world cup. They played poor cricket and hence paid the price. West Indies lineup is power-packed but they needed someone who can build the innings and put pressure on the opposition side. Shai Hope is a better batsman in terms of technique and temperament but he also failed in the last three matches. Chris Gayle did not look convincing in this tournament as he managed to score only 200 runs with an average of just 33.33. He should have given West Indies a good start.
Their bowling in terms of the line was heavily dependent on short bowling. At the start of the tournament they took wickets by bowling short but you need to be equally good in taking wickets from other deliveries as well and hence paid the price. Kemar Roach’s inclusion is a good one but he should be included from the start as he is an experienced campaigner. In their match against India, he took 3 wickets and conceded only 36 runs in his 10 overs.
Favourite team in today match prediction
According to our experts, Sri Lanka will be the favourites because of the following reasons-
- They have met four times before the world cup and West Indies lost all of them
- Sri Lanka’s batting is more balanced than West Indies
- They have a better record against West Indies in the ODI
Winning chances of both team
West Indies have hard hitters and if they get going then it won’t be easy for Sri Lanka to beat them and hence their chances of winning this match increases. Equations are mentioned below-
West Indies has 52% chances to win this match
Sri Lanka has 48% chances to win this match
Pitch report and weather forecasting
Pitch on this ground is dry with no moisture underneath so it will be a good wicket for batting. Spin could come into action as it’s on the drier side. Weather here is warm with nice and no signs of rain. However, clouds may continue to dominate the sun.
According to us team winning the toss should bowl bat first as its a good wicket so putting around 300 runs on the board will be good to defend.
Full match info
Date: Monday, 1 july, 2019
Time: 09:30 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL
Venue details and some facts
Stadium: Riverside Ground
Ends: Finchale End, Lumley End
Time Zone: UTC +01:00
Home to: Durham
West Indies Squad
Chris Gayle, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Evin Lewis, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Oshane Thomas, Darren Bravo, Andre Russell, Shannon Gabriel, Fabian Allen.
Sri Lanka Squad
Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Avishka Fernando.