T20 WC, WI vs SL Live Score: Windies look to keep semis hopes alive

T20 WC, WI vs SL Live Score: Windies look to keep semis hopes alive

West Indies cricket team

West Indies cricket team. Photo: @ICC

Defending champions will be desperate to address their batting woes and keep their slim semi-final hopes alive when they take on an inexperienced at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in the T20 World Cup on Thursday.

After two back-to-back defeats, managed to revive their campaign with a scrappy three-run win over Bangladesh. The two-time champions’ chances of reaching the semi-finals look very slim but they aren’t out of the race just yet.

They not only need to win their last two fixtures to stay in the mix for the semis but also require dominant victories to improve their net run rate, which is the worst in the group.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka, who had won the title in 2014, slumped to their third consecutive defeat after a dominant victory in their campaign opener.

With just one match to go in their Super 12 campaign, can finish on a maximum of four points which will not be enough to help them progress.

WI vs SL playing 11 prediction

Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard/Hayden Walsh, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell and AkealHosein

KusalPerera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, CharithAsalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, DushmanthaChameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara

Know about ICC T20 WC, West Indies vs Sri Lanka match live telecast, streaming and live toss timings details here:

The WI vs SL will be telecast live on Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary, while Star Sports Hindi with Hindi Commentary. The live streaming of WI vs SL match will be available on Disney+Hotstar app in four languages.

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