The teams of India and Sri Lanka will face each other in the 33rd match of the World Cup. The Indian team will be eyeing its seventh win in the tournament at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. At the same time, the Sri Lankan team, which lost in the last match against Afghanistan, would like to make a comeback. For Sri Lanka it will be a do or die contest. If Sri Lanka loses, their hopes of reaching the semi-finals will almost end.
India’s journey in this World Cup has been fantastic so far. India has won all his six matches and has 12 points in his account. Team India will look to continue this winning streak. They have defeated Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, New Zealand and England.
Talking about Sri Lanka, it has got two wins in six matches. Sri Lanka has defeated Netherlands and England. At the same time, it has faced defeats against South Africa, Pakistan, Australia and Afghanistan.
India’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya will not be able to return before the team’s last league match against Netherlands on November 12 in Bengaluru. Pandya suffered an ankle injury while fielding on his own bowling in the match against Bangladesh on 19 October. He could not play against New Zealand and England and will also not be able to play against Sri Lanka on Thursday and South Africa on November 5. India has to play its last league match against Netherlands on November 12 in Bangalore.
Openers Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer have not been able to play big innings in the tournament. Gill could not play the first two matches due to dengue and even after his return he has been able to score only one half-century. At the same time, everyone knows Shreyas Iyer’s weakness against short pitch balls and he also practiced hard to get rid of it. Iyer has scored only one half-century in six matches. On many occasions he failed to play the role of finisher. Both the batsmen need to play big innings.