India vs Sri Lanka Preview, ICC 2019 World Cup: India aims to eliminate failures before the semifinals
WORLD CUP LEEDS: India will try to conclude their league commitments in the World Cup when they face Sri Lanka in Headingley on Saturday. A victory in this game is important for India, as it will give them the chance to finish at the top of the league table and face New Zealand in the first semifinal of July 9. This will happen if Australia loses to South Africa on Saturday. in a day-night
Sri Lanka has had a modest tournament so far, but seeks to save their pride with a victory over one of the most sophisticated teams in the tournament. His performance during the last month suggests that they will fight to hurt India deeply. But they will rejoice at the fact that their moment of glory in the event came to this place only when they surprised England in a low scoring thriller. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne expected his spinners to get some turn, as the game will be played on the same field where the West Indies-Afghanistan match was held on Thursday.
Does India, which sacrificed a turner to include a pacemaker in the last game against Bangladesh, also be tempted to include a second spinner? It seems unlikely. The team had optional practice in the field on the eve of the match, but up to 10 team players, including the captain, were presented. virat Kohli , MS Dhoni and Jasprit Bumrah . Kohli had a long session on the networks and he did too. Rishabh trousers and KL Rahul. Ravindra Jadeja He rolled for a brief period of time, but did not hit at all, which puts a question mark on the possibility of him replacing Dinesh Karthik In the XI that plays on Saturday.
Against Bangladesh in Birmingham, India went in with three wicketkeeper-batsmen, in fact three and a half if we include KL Rahul, who often keeps wickets in T20s. Ideally, the team would want at least four pure batsmen who are capable of winning a match of their own bat. Rishabh trousers shaped up well against Bangladesh at No. 4, a position which has been like a revolving door in recent times. Pant is carrying a major responsibility on his young shoulders. If he can deliver, it will solve a puzzle for the team.
Clouds swirled over Headingley on Friday, but there was no threat of rain. The general forecast for Saturday is also good and, according to what the meteorologists say, there is no threat to the game. But early rains are forecast, which can leave the soil a bit damp. It is assumed that the day is cloudy and that it is also opposed to the team dropping a combine in favor of a roulette wheel.
Apart from the likes of Rohit Sharma , and virat Kohli, Sri Lanka will be wary of Indian bowling spearhead Jasprit Bumrah who has been their tormentor in chief in the past two years or so with 19 wickets in nine games at 17.63 per wicket.
Shami's death is causing concern.
Mohammed Shami's death bowling is a worry for the Indian camp. He gave away 44 in his last three overs against England and went for 68 in nine overs against Bangladesh, with 17 coming off his seventh as Saifuddin and Sabbir went ballistic. But Shami, who has the best strike rate (15) in the World Cup, showed signs of getting his slog-overs act together with some accurate yorkers in his ninth over against Bangladesh, much to the relief of virat Kohli.
No two teams have played more ODI among them than India and Sri Lanka. The game of the World Cup on Saturday will be number 159 for the two teams, which makes it a battle between known enemies.