SL vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview | World Cup 2019

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SL vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview | World Cup 2019

Sri Lanka and West Indies will face-off in the 39th match of World Cup’19 at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. We will provide SL vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.

Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka is seventh on the points table with two wins in seven matches and has a slight chance to make it to semis by winning the remaining two matches and hope other results go in their way. Their batsmen have failed to perform consistently while bowlers except Malinga have been unable to chip in with regular wickets. They will expect a unison effort from all players tomorrow in order to defeat the West Indies team.

In the last encounter, They lost to South Africa by 9 wickets. Batting first, Kusal Perera and Avishka Fernando failed to capitalize after getting a start and could score only 30 runs each. No other batsmen were able to play a good knock and thus could score only 203 runs. In defence, Lasith Malinga was the sole positive taking one scalp but could not save his team from a disappointing nine-wicket loss.

West Indies:

West Indies have many memorable moments in World Cup 2019 but have failed to win matches and are ninth on the points table with one win and five losses. They are unlikely to make it to the semi’s now but will be eager to upset the chances of other teams in remaining encounters. Injury to Andre Russell and Evin Lewis has further impacted their team combination. The onus will be on Chris Gayle, Pooran, Hetmyer, Holder, Brathwaite, and Cottrell to lead the team from the front and defeat Sri Lanka team.

In the last encounter, They lost to India by 125 runs. Bowling first, Kemar Roach bowled good spell taking three wicket-haul while Cottrell and Holder took two scalps each to restrict India at 268. In the chase, Windies line-up collapsed miserably and could only score 143 runs. Sunil Ambris and Nicholas Pooran were only able to score few runs in losing cause for their team.

A good contest can be expected between both teams.

When and Where:

SL vs WI, 39th Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.
03:00 PM, 1st July 2019.

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 243
Average 2nd innings score: 180

Pitch has historically been batting friendly and pacers may find initial support.


Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal.

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

Team News:

Sri Lanka:

Nuwan Pradeep is ruled out of WC’19 due to chickenpox and Kasun Rajitha has been announced as the replacement. If available, Rajitha can replace Lakmal in the playing XI.

D Karunaratne will open the innings along with Kusal Perera. Avishka Fernando, K Mendis, Angelo Mathews, and Dhananjaya De Silva will follow them.

Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, and Isuru Udana will play the role of an allrounder.

Lasith Malinga and Isuru Udana will lead the pace attack along with S Lakmal and Thisara Perera while Dhananjaya De Silva and Jeevan Mendis will be the key spinners. Avishka Fernando can also bowl a few overs of medium pace.

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Evin Lewis if fit can replace Sunil Ambris in the playing XI while anyone among Fabian Allen or Ashley Nurse can play.

Chris Gayle and Sunil Ambris can open the innings. Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran and S Hetmyer will follow them.

Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite will play the role of an allrounder. Ashley Nurse and Kemar Roach can also be handy with the bat.

Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, and Sheldon Cottrell will lead the pace attack of the team along with Carlos Brathwaite. Fabian Allen/Nurse will lead the spin attack along with Chris Gayle.

Probable Playing XI:

D Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, K Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, J Mendis, Isuru Udana, S Lakmal, L Malinga.

Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen/Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas, S Cottrell.

Key Players:

Wicket-Keeper for SL vs WI Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Kusal Perera, Shai Hope, and Nicholas Pooran.

Kusal Perera will open for Sri Lanka and plays an attacking manner. He has scores of 29, 78, 52, 2 and 30 in five encounters.

Shai Hope has performed exceedingly well for West Indies and is the leading run-getter in ODI from past one year. He has scored 11, 68, 11, 96, 1 and 5 in six matches.

Nicholas Pooran is a very destructive batsman and has performed well for Windies till now in WC’19. He has scored 191 runs in six matches at an attacking strike rate.

Other Options: Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis has got starts of 46 and 23 runs in the last two matches but has been unable to convert into a big knock. He has the talent to play a big knock on his day and can be a grand league pick in WI vs SL Dream11 team.

Batsmen for WI vs SL Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Chris Gayle, Dimuth Kunaratne, Shimron Hetmyer, Angelo Mathews, Avishka Fernando,

Chris Gayle is one of the most attacking players in world cricket and is in good form recently. He has scores of 50, 21, 36, 0, 87 and 6 in six matches. He can also bowl a few overs of spin.

The skipper of Sri Lanka Dimuth Karunaratne has starred with the bat for Sri Lanka. He has scored 180 runs in five matches including 97 against Australia but failed in the last two matches.

Shimron Hetmyer is very attacking batsmen and can play big innings on flat tracks of England. He scored 39, 50, 54 and 18 in last four encounters.

Angelo Mathews failed miserably in initial matches and has two duck to his name. He scored 85* runs against England. He is the most experienced batsmen of the team.

Avishka Fernando has performed well for Sri Lanka in limited chances in international circuit and displayed his talent scoring pressure releasing 49 and 30 runs in last two encounters. He can also bowl a few overs of medium pace.

Other Options: Sunil Ambris, Evin Lewis

Sunil Ambris has been added as a replacement for Andre Russell. He is in good form recently and scored 30 runs in the last encounter.

Evin Lewis is an attacking opener and played a good knock of 70 runs against Bangladesh. He is injured and can be risky tomorrow.

All-Rounders for Sri Lanka vs West Indies Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Jason Holder, Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera, Carlos Brathwaite

Jason Holder has performed well with the bat as well as the ball in recent times and will be crucial for West Indies. He has taken six scalps in five matches and has also scored 99 runs.

Dhananjaya De Silva is a technically strong batsman and can also bowl a few overs of spin. He took three wicket-haul and scored 29 runs against England.

Thisara Perera has been in poor form from the past few months. He can be handy with the bat as well as ball and is the X-factor of Sri Lanka team but failed in all matches.

Carlos Brathwaite can play quick cameos if required and can also chip in with wickets in death overs. He took three and two wickets against Australia and New Zealand respectively. He scored attacking 101 runs against New Zealand.

Other Options: Jeevan Mendis and Fabian Allen

Jeevan Mendis has failed miserably in three matches he has played and can be risky tomorrow.

Fabian Allen is an attacking batsman and handy part-time spinner. He can be risky tomorrow.

Bowlers for SL vs WI Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Lasith Malinga, Sheldon Cottrell, Isuru Udana, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas

Lasith Malinga can trouble batsmen with his yorkers and slow balls. He took three wickets and four wickets against Afghanistan and England respectively. He has a good record against the West Indies team.

Sheldon Cottrell has been excellent with the new ball and is taking early scalps for his team. He is also taking scalps in death overs. He has taken nine scalps in seven encounters.

Isuru Udana is death over specialist and can also play quick cameos with the bat. He failed in the first two matches but took two wickets against Australia and England.

Kemar Roach can destroy any batting attack if pitch suits him. Overcast conditions can further favour him. He took three crucial scalps against India.

Oshane Thomas is bowled at a quick pace and generates bounce from the pitch. He has taken 4, 2, 0, 1, 0 and 0 wickets in six matches.

Other Options: Suranga Lakmal and Ashley Nurse.

Suranga Lakmal can also trouble batsmen with his swing in overcast conditions. He is yet to take a wicket in WC’19 and is in poor form.

Ashley Nurse can play tomorrow and will lead the spin attack of West Indies. He can also play attacking cameo with the bat.

SL vs WI Dream11 Team Prediction:

Team updated.

S Hope(wk) (C)
K Perera(wk)
N Pooran(wk)
D Karunaratne (Vc)
Avishka Fernando
C Gayle
J Holder (Vc2)
D de Silva
S Cottrell
O Thomas
L Malinga

Captain and Vc Choices: Shai Hope, D Karunaratne, L Malinga, Jason Holder, K Perera, C Gayle, A Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, N Pooran, S Hetmyer, O Thomas.

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