Sri Lanka to face West Indies on the 35th Match of the T20 World Cup 2021 at 8 pm Bangladeshi time tonight.
West Indies have lost two of their three matches so far, but they still have a chance to go to the semi-finals. To finish with six points, they must win their games against Sri Lanka and Australia, the same as South Africa, so long as South Africa also lose to England.The West Indies' difficulty, on the other hand, is their net run rate. It has the lowest score in the group, -1.598. To have a chance, they must not only win their two remaining games, but they must also win large and hope England destroys South Africa.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has performed well in parts of their campaign. Their standout has been Wanindu Hasaranga, but Dushmantha Chameera has also been outstanding, usually getting wickets in the powerplay.
Jason Holder was not part of the initial 15-man West Indies team, but he was brought in as an injured replacement for Obed McCoy only a week ago. He made quite an impression in the one game he's played thus far.
The larger boundaries of Abu Dhabi may provide a bit harder difficulty for the West Indies' six-hitters, but a truer pitch should also be to their taste.
Sri Lanka Probable XI
1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Kusal Perera (wk), 3 Charith Asalanka, 4 Avishka Fernando, 5 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 6 Dasun Shanaka (capt), 7 Chamika Karunaratne, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Maheesh Theekshana 11 Binura Fernando
West Indies Probable XI
1 Chris Gayle, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Roston Chase, 4 Shimron Hetmyer, 5 Kieron Pollard (capt), 6 Andre Russell, 7 Nicholas Pooran, 8 Jason Holder, 9 Dwayne Bravo, 10 Akeal Hosein, 11 Ravi Rampaul.