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India vs Sri Lanka Prediction

  • Jul 06, 2019
  • 15:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Headingley Stadium - Leeds, England
Sri Lanka SL Sri Lanka
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India IND India

Betting Tips

  • Sri Lanka will be playing without any fear and will take confidence from their impressive batting performance against the West Indies.
  • India boast a strong ODI head-to-head record; they have won seven of their last nine matches against Sri Lanka in this format.
  • India have Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in ominous form with the bat and their bowling too is far superior than that of Sri Lanka.
India

Our Pick India are favorites to win

Posted On 4th July 2019 06:17:56
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Posted by Kavin

Who Will Win Sri Lanka vs India, ICC CWC 2019?

India's win over Bangladesh has sealed their spot in the semi-finals while Sri Lanka have already been knocked out. The two teams will now face-off against each other in what will be the 44th fixture of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The match will be played on July 6 at the Headingley in Leeds. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM local time.

SL vs IND, ICC CWC 2019: Where to watch/Live streaming

TV channels: Star Sports, Star Cricket, Fox Sports, Sky Sports, Ten Sports, SuperSport, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Gazi TV

Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Foxtel Go, Sky Go, Now TV, OSN Play

SL vs IND Weather Report

There will be some cloud cover, particularly later in the afternoon, but no rain has been forecast. Temperature will be between 15 and 17 degrees Celsius and humidity is expected to be around 60% for most part of the day.

SL vs IND Pitch Condition

It may not be a high-scoring affair as the pitch is likely to offer a fair amount of assistance to the bowlers. Seamers should find some movement off the surface with the new ball and there should be a bit of turn for the spinners as well.

SL vs IND Toss Prediction

Since conditions will be the best for batting during the first period of play and with the pitch expected to get slower as the match progresses, the team that wins the toss here is likely to bat first.

Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Sri Lanka vs India, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019...

Sri Lanka vs India

Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

Sri Lanka made as many as three changes to their side in the last match against the West Indies - they dropped Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera and Suranga Lakmal for Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay and Kasun Rajitha. Thirimanne seems to have earned his place in the playing eleven after his unbeaten 45 but the same cannot be said for Vandersay and Rajitha who both returned expensive figures. It remains to be seen whether the Lankans go unchanged or bring back one of Mendis or Lakmal or both.

SL Key Players

Avishka Fernando: He has been a revelation for Sri Lanka in this World Cup. The top-order batsman has made the most of his three opportunities so far, scoring 183 runs at an average of 61. Avishka scored 49 in his debut World Cup game against England and cracked a century last time against the West Indies.

Kusal Perera: With 255 runs in six matches and three fifties under his belt, Kusal Perera has been Sri Lanka's best batsman in the tournament. The opener has scored 94 runs in his last two innings which includes the 51-ball 64 in the last game against the Windies.

Lasith Malinga: He has been the most successful bowler for Sri Lanka in this World Cup having picked up 12 wickets in 6 matches at an economy of 5.63 and the onus will be on him to take early wickets against India. The pacer notched a four-fer against England last month and is coming off 3-55 against the Windies.

SL Recent Form

Sri Lanka are currently sixth on the CWC 2019 points table with three wins, three losses and a couple of washouts from eight matches. They have eight points in the bag and even a big win against India won't be enough to take them through to the semis. They have been very inconsistent and underwhelming with the bat throughout the tournament. After stunning England at this very ground, Sri Lanka suffered a heavy loss at the hands of South Africa before beating the West Indies in their last match.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga

India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

India replaced Kuldeep Yadav and Kedar Jadhav by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dinesh Karthik respectively in their last match against Bangladesh. Having already qualified for the semi-finals, there might be a temptation to give Ravindra Jadeja a go, and if they do, it will be interesting to see who they leave out. We don't expect India to tweak their line-up too much as they would want to take the winning momentum into the knockout round.

IND Key Players

Rohit Sharma: The opening batsman is in imperious form at the moment and is leading the tournament's run-charts with 544 runs at a remarkable average of 90.66. He now has back-to-back hundreds - 102 versus England followed by 104 versus Bangladesh - and it could be three in a row for him when he faces Sri Lanka on Saturday.

Virat Kohli: The skipper is a vital cog in the Indian batting line-up. He smacked five consecutive fifties in the tournament prior to the last game against Bangladesh in which he scored 26. With another half-century, Kohli will look to overhaul England's Jonny Bairstow who is ahead of him on the run-charts by 54 runs.

Jasprit Bumrah: The paceman has shown on numerous occasions in this tournament why he is the World's best ODI bowler. He has taken 14 wickets in 7 matches at an incredible economy of 4.60 and has been very accurate with his yorkers at the death. Bumrah took a four-fer last time and one can expect another strong showing from him.

IND Recent Form

India have been one of the most consistent sides in this Cricket World Cup and have faced defeat only once so far in their campaign - just recently against England at Birmingham. They are second in the standings with six wins from eight matches and have sealed their qualification in the semi-finals with a convincing 28-run win in their last game against Bangladesh. India's batting in the tournament has been impressive having breached the 300-mark on four occasions.

India Predicted Playing 11

Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik/Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

Sri Lanka vs India Team Form in Last Five Matches

SL : W L W L NR

IND : W L W W W

SL vs IND Head to Head

India have won 90 while Sri Lanka have won 56 out of the 158 matches that have been played between them in the game's 50-over format. The two countries have been involved in a tied contest just once - in February 2012 at the Adelaide Oval - while 11 of their encounters have not produced any results.

Since 2017, the two teams have faced each other nine times in ODI cricket with India emerging victorious on seven occasions which includes the eight-wicket victory in the most recent encounter at Visakhapatnam.

India and Sri Lanka have never played a one-day international against each other at the Headingley.

Matches Played SL Won IND Won Tie No Result
158 56 90 1 11

Sri Lanka vs India Betting Odds

India have been very impressive in this World Cup and will enter this match as the bookmakers' favorites to win. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have not been able to win consecutive games in the tournament and find themselves as huge underdogs amongst the bookmakers.

SL Bet365 Odds

  • SL to Win the Match: Sri Lanka are distant outsiders with Bet365 at 5.50 to beat India.
  • SL batsman to score a fifty: Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne is 3.50 with Bet365 to hit a half-century in this match and his opening partner Kusal Perera is also being offered at the same price.

IND Bet365 Odds

  • IND to Win the Match: Bet365 is offering odds of 1.14 on India to win this game.
  • IND batsman to score a fifty: Virat Kohli, who has five fifties in the tournament, seems worth backing at 1.66 with Bet365 for his sixth fifty while Rohit Sharma has been priced at 1.72.

SL Betway Odds

  • SL to Win the Match: Sri Lanka are 5.50 underdogs with Betway to win this match.
  • SL Top Batsman: Avishka Fernando top-scored for Sri Lanka last time and he is 4.50 with Betway to be the team's top batsman against India. Dimuth Karunaratne is 3.60 while Kusal Perera is 4.
  • SL Top Bowler: Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka's most impressive bowler in this World Cup, stands at 2.80 with Betway to be the top bowler for his side. Isuru Udana is 3.75 and off-spinner Dhananjaya de Silva is 4.33.

IND Betway Odds

  • IND to Win the Match: India are 1.12 favorites with Betway to beat Sri Lanka.
  • IND Top Batsman: Rohit Sharma can be backed to score the most runs for India in this match at 3 with Betway. Virat Kohli has been priced at 2.87 while KL Rahul and MS Dhoni are 4 and 9 respectively.
  • IND Top Bowler: Betway is offering 3.25 on Jasprit Bumrah to finish as India's best bowler against Sri Lanka. Mohammed Shami can also be backed at the same price while Yuzvendra Chahal is 3.75.

SL Betrally Odds

  • SL to Win the Match: Betrally has Sri Lanka priced at 5.55 to win this match.
  • SL Highest Opening Partnership: Betrally is offering odds of 2.65 on Sri Lanka to produce the highest opening partnership of the match.

IND Betrally Odds

  • IND to Win the Match: India are favorites with Betrally at 1.13 to win this match.
  • IND Highest Opening Partnership: The Rohit Sharma-KL Rahul pair is 1.50 with Betrally to post the highest opening partnership of the match.

 

SL vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction

Our Dream11 team for SL vs Ind match consists of seven Indian players and four Sri Lankan players since India are overwhelming favorites to win.

Wicket-keeper

We have preferred Kusal Perera to MS Dhoni for the wicketkeeper slot in our team simply due to the former's superior form with the bat in this tournament. Perera will open the innings for Sri Lanka and will therefore get to face a lot more deliveries than Dhoni who is being criticized for his low strike-rate.

Batsmen

Rohit Sharma is going through a purple patch. The opener has hit four centuries in this World Cup, two of which came in his previous two knocks. Virat Kohli too has been in sublime form with five half-centuries and we expect him to score big against a weak Sri Lankan bowling attack. KL Rahul and Avishka Fernando are two other batsmen in our team.

All-rounders

Hardik Pandya has come good with both bat and ball for India in this tournament and has grown in confidence with every game. He has picked wickets at key moments and his hefty blows with the bat can take the game away from the opposition very quickly. Apart from him, we have also added Dhananjaya de Silva in our Dream11 team.

Bowlers

Mohammed Shami is expected to continue his wicket-taking form against Sri Lanka and provide the early breakthroughs with the new ball. Jasprit Bumrah has been exceptional at the death while Yuzvendra Chahal will also be a big threat on this surface. We have also included Isuru Udana in our Dream11 team under the bowlers category.

Captain/Vice-captain

We have picked Virat Kohli as the captain of our Dream11 team.

Vice-captain

Kusal Perera is the vice-captain of our team.

 

SL vs IND Dream11 Team

BATSMEN ALL ROUNDER WICKET KEEPER BOWLER
Shimron Hetmyer Carlos Brathwaite Nicholas Pooran Sheldon Cottrell
Chris Gayle Mohammad Nabi   Kemar Roach
Asghar Afghan     Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Najibullah Zadran      
Rahmat Shah      

Sri Lanka vs India Prediction

Though it is an inconsequential game in the context of the tournament, both the teams will have a lot to play for. While Sri Lanka will be playing for pride and will look to bow out on a high, a win for India will keep their hopes alive for finishing at the top of the table. India's excellent recent record against Sri Lanka in ODIs will certainly give them the edge but they also know that they cannot afford to be complacent against them who can spring in a surprise just like they did against tournament favorites England. Although Sri Lanka do have a few quality players on their roster, India clearly are a far superior side in all departments of the game and we expect them to prevail in their final league match.

Final Verdict

Back India to beat Sri Lanka at 1.12 with Betway, 1.14 with Bet365 and 1.13 with Betrally.

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