The mega tournament that we get to see only once in 4 years is finally here and is being played in England & Wales. Unlike previous world cups, this WC is being played in the round-robin format and will see the match No.44 played between Sri Lanka and India on 6th July at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
Pitch Report & Toss Prediction:
The match will be played at the Headingley Carnegie. Unlike other Stadiums, the pitch here is a bit slow and favors the bowlers. Average runs scored here is between 250-270runs.
The team winning the toss will look to bowl first and restrict the oppositions to a low target. As dew may play impact in the second innings it will be easy to chase it down.
If Sri Lanka win the toss:
They are side who have bowling as their strength and will look to bowl first. And with the support of the dew in the second innings. Lasith Malinga will be the key bowler in their bowling attack.
If India win the Toss then:
India is strong side with perfect balance in their bating and bowling as well. In a condition like these they wont mind either batting or bowling first. But if they win the toss they will too choose to bowl first and then chase the total with the help of dew that can be expected in the en of the innings.
SriLanka Team News:
Sri Lanka is a strong side with experienced players like Angelo Mathews, Thisera and Malinga. They are always a threat when it comes to their bowling attack. We will see Sri Lanka under a new skipper. His previous performance in the Last ODI matches has been very consistent.
Predicted Playing XI:
India Team News:
India is one one of the best balanced side in the tournament. The openers Rohit and Dhawan have been playing together for a long time together and can create a great start for the team. Skipper Virat will be the key player leading the side. We will be seeing MS Dhoni playing his last WC. There will be choice between the 3-dimensional players Pandya, Jadeja and Vijay Shankar. Jasprit Bumrah will be the most important player in the bowling department.
Predicted Playing XI:
Key Player for Sri Lankan:
Lasith Malinga: He is the only experienced player in the side and has played more number of ICC tournaments compared to others. His variations in the middle overs can be a game changer performance to the side.
His record against India in ODI’s has been the decent enough. He has dismissed the cool MS Dhoni at various occasions
Key Players for India:
Virat Kohli: He stands tall as the best batsman in this format of the game. The Skipper has the best batting average and has a good record against bowlers like Lasith Malinga and Thisera.
Our Cricket Match Prediction:
India has a better line up and has a good record against the Lanka’s. Therefore our predictions goes with India where Virat Kohli will play a match winning performance.