SL Playing 11: The Sri Lanka team will be up against the West Indies team in the Match 35 of T20 World Cup 2021. The Sri Lanka have to win this fixture to keep their hopes alive to make it to the semifinals of the tournament.
The bowlers of the Sri Lanka team were impressive to put pressure with the ball in the first 10 overs of the match, with Hasaranga being the best performer, and Chameera with a fine support. But the opposition managed to post a score of 163 on the board. Then, Sri Lanka team did not get off to a start, and got hefty contribution from the middle order players like Rajapaksa and Shanaka, and Hasaranga as well. But, it was not enough to evade the win by a margin of 26 runs.
The Sri Lanka team won all their group matches to make it to the Super 12 stage. They have been impressive with their performance in 3 of the 4 league matches, and will be looking to seal a big win against West Indies to make a strong case for themselves for the spot in the semifinals. The spinner Hasaranga is at prime form, but need the support of other bowlers to win matches for the team. 3 changes are expected in Sri Lanka’s Playing 11. The batter Silva and left arm fast bowler Binura Fernando, will replace Avishka Fernando and Lahiru Kumara respectively. While other players are playing well and need to be at their best to secure crucial victory for the team.
SL Playing 11 (likely)
Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando.
WATCH WI vs SL T20 World Cup 2021 LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar. The Sri Lanka team have been playing quite well in the tournament, and just need a little push in both departments to bag a win and make it 3/5 to keep their chances alive of making it to the next stage of the tournament. The odds care certainly in their favour, with the West Indies team not in their proper form.
1. Charith Asalanka
The top order batsman has been valauble to the team with his contribution in crucial situations. In the last fixture, he scored 21 runs to give the team stable start and has a solid technique to support his cause. In the tournament, Asalanka has scored 163 runs.
2. Pathum Nissanka
The leading run scorer of the Sri Lankan team in the T20 World Cup 2021 can be a differential pick due to his confidence and form ahead of this fixture. He has understood the pitch well and is playing intelligent cricket by keeping up the run rate. In 6 matches, Nissanka has scored 170 runs.
3. Wanindu Hasaranga
The best pick for this fixture has picked the most wickets in the tournament, and has been unplayable in few of the ocassions. In the last fixture, he was terrific to pick 3 wickets at an economy of 5 and will look to maintain the same consistency. In total, he has grabbed 14 wickets in the tournament.
4. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
The middle order player has been a great addition to the team and has contributed well to help the team in posting a strong totals on the board. He can stabilize in times of collapse and attack in the final overs. In 7 matches, Bhanuka has scored 155 runs.
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