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