India cricket team led by their star player Virat Kohli take on Sri Lanka cicket team in Match 44 of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Saturday. While India are already in the semifinals, a win will give them hope to finish top if Australia lose to South Africa later.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka will look to sign off with a win. India will look to keep up the winning momentum going when they face Sri Lanka in the last group stage game. Dimuth Karunaratne has led the team well, but they have failed to come out as a unit with each player backing the other. Sri Lanka has found a great batsman in young Avishka Fernando who will serve their cricket for long. Legend Lasith Malinga will be playing his last World Cup game and will aim to finish on a high and halt India's dominant run.
IND vs SL Dream XI Predictions:
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Avishka Fernando are the in-form batsmen.
Wicket-keeper: Kusal Perera, Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni are all great choices behind the wicket in this match.
Allrounders: Dhananjaya de Silva and Hardik Pandya have been very useful all-rounder for their teams.
Bowlers: Lasith Malinga, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal will the ones to watch out for with the ball.
My Dream11 Prediction Team:
Kusal Mendis, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Avishka Fernando, Hardik Pandya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.
Head to head in World Cup: India won 3 while Sri Lanka won 4 matches and one match ended without any result.
Total ODI matches - 158
India won - 90
Sri Lanka won - 56
Tied - 1
No result - 11
India Probable XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (C), MS Dhoni (Wk), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah
Sri Lanka Probable XI: Kusal Perera (Wk), Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lahiru Thirrimanne, Isuru Udana, Vandersay, Lasith Malinga and Kasun Rajitha
Sri Lanka - Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga
India - Virat Kohli(C), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
ICC World Cup 2019: India vs Sri Lanka Match 44
Day and Date - Saturday July 6, 2019
Venue - Headingley in Leeds
Time - 3 PM IST
India and Sri Lanka have produced close matches whenever they have gone up against each other in the fifty-over format. The last time they met was in the 2011 ICC World Cup final where India beat Sri Lanka to win the trophy after 28 years. So, Men-in-Blue Indian cricket team will be the hot favourite for this match against Lankan giants.