West Indies and Sri Lanka will be up against each other in match 35 of the 20-20 World Cup. The latter is out of the race for the semis, while the former are hanging by a thread. Big wins are the need of the hour for the two-time defending champions West Indies if they want to progress through to the semis.
The Keiron Pollard-led team are in a messy situation owing to their two huge losses against England and South Africa. The team won a tight contest against Bangladesh but their net run rate took a beating. The Caribbean team now has two games left against Sri Lanka and Australia and they need to win both by big margins to have any hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals.
Sri Lanka are out of the rat race after losing three of the four games. Barring Wanindu Hasranga none of the other players have been able to show consistency.
Abu Dhabi will play host to West Indies vs Sri Lanka match. The wicket will be on the slower side and will aid the slower bowlers
The temperature predicted for Thursday (November 4) is 31 degrees Celsius. Evenings will be relatively cooler.
Playing Combinations West Indies
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul
Playing Combinations Sri Lanka
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara
WI v SL Head-to-Head:
Total – 14
West Indies – 7
Sri Lanka – 7
West Indies vs Sri Lanka Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Disney + Hotstar