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ICC World CUP 2019: Sri Lanka vs West Indies   Key players to watch out in Sri Lanka face must-win the match

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Sri Lanka is placed at the seventh position in the ICC 2019 World Cup points table with six points from seven matches; 3 lost, 2 won and 2 no-result. Sri Lanka needs to win their next two matches (West Indies and India) to keep semi-finals hope alive.

Sri Lanka cricket team will target to defeat their World Cup encounter at The Riverside Durban on Monday at 3 pm.

Pakistan is placed at the fifth position with 4 wins, 3 losses and 1 no result and Bangladesh is placed at sixth position with 7 points. Sri Lanka is still in the hunt, with 6 points; if it wins their last two games against West Indies and India to finish on 10 points while England loses its last game group to New Zealand.

 

Let us look the key players to watch out in Sri Lanka- West Indies clash:

 

Dimuth Karunaratne

Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne is the only player to maintain their batting line-up. He scored 180 runs in 5 matches with 45.00 averages. Karunaratne played a brilliant knock of 97 runs against table toppers and contributed unbeaten half-century against New Zealand.

Kusal Perera

Sri Lanka’s middle order batsman Kusal Perera is also playing a major role in the batting side. He is the top scorer (191 runs in 5 matches).

Lasith Malinga

The 35-years old Lasith Malinga is the only bowler bowled well in the team. One of the best bowlers in the world, he took four wickets against title favorite England, while he is taking a total of 9 wickets in 5 matches with 5.66 economy rate.

Chris Gayle

One of the world’s best batsmen, Chris Gayle is the top scorer of their team. He scores 200 runs in 7 matches at an average of 33.33. He is a promising batsman who gives a brilliant start to his team in the top-order.

 

Shai Hope

Shai Hope is also played a major role in windies batting side; he scored 192 runs at an average of 32.00 in 6 innings of 7 matches. 96 are his highest score in this World Cup.

Sheldon Cottrell

Sheldon Cottrell is a vital player for the Caribbean side; he picked 11 wickets in 7 matches so far. Cottrell picked 4 four wickets his last match against New Zealand.

ICC World CUP 2019: Sri Lanka vs West Indies   Key players to watch out in Sri Lanka face must-win the match

Teams:

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

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lasith Malinga, Kusal Perera(w), Thisara Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana, Kasun Rajitha

ICC World CUP 2019: Sri Lanka vs West Indies   Key players to watch out in Sri Lanka face must-win the match

 

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