ICC World Cup 2019: Match 39, Sri Lanka vs Windies: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of the tournament and Kasun Rajitha has replaced him.

Shai Hope
Shai Hope. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Sri Lanka will face the Windies in match 39 of the ongoing World Cup in a bid to stay alive in the tournament. The fate of the Islanders might be decided even before the game starts depending on the result of the India-England clash. If India wins, Sri Lanka can still hope to qualify for the knockouts, else they will be playing just for pride. The Caribbeans have already crashed out of the competition and will be hoping to bow out on a high by winning the remaining matches.

After beating England, Sri Lanka had a great chance to claim their stake for the top-four spot. But they came second against South Africa and ruined their fortunes. As far as the team combination is concerned, they might finally play Jeffrey Vandersay, the leggie, in the line-up at Jeevan Mendis’ expense who hasn’t done much. Windies don’t have many options with them and might replace Fabian Allen with Ashley Nurse as Sri Lanka have many left-handers.


Match Details

The 39th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Sri Lanka and Windies at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.

The match starts at 10:30 AM local time (09:30 AM GMT) (3:00 PM IST).

The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Weather Report

There is a slight chance of rain in Chester-le-Street on Monday. But that shouldn’t concern the groundstaff at all. It will be partly cloudy for the whole day and the temperature will hover around 16-18 degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

The surface for the Sri Lanka-South Africa game had something in it for the bowlers early on. It flattened out considerably later in the day. Historically, the venue has favoured the team bowling first and the trend is likely to continue for this game as well.

Average first innings score: 259 (Last four One-Day matches at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 3; Lost – 1

Probable Playing XIs

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis/Jeffrey Vandersay, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga.

Bench – Jeevan Mendis/Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kasun Rajitha.


Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen/Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.

Bench – Fabian Allen/Ashley Nurse, Shannon Gabriel, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo.

Team News

Evin Lewis missed the last match due to injury and there is still no update about his recovery.

Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of the World Cup due to chickenpox. Kasun Rajitha is his replacement.

Power Picks

Lasith Malinga vs Windies in ODIs:

Matches: 9

Wickets: 16

Average: 20.18

Strike-Rate: 24.8

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle

Vice-Captain Options: Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Shimron Hetmyer

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Wicket-keeper – Kusal Perera, Shai Hope (C)

Batsmen – Dimuth Karunaratne, Avishka Fernando (VC), Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer

All-Rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva, Jason Holder

Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Wicket-keeper – Kusal Mendis (VC), Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope

Batsmen – Dimuth Karunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Shimron Hetmyer

All-Rounders – Jason Holder, Thisara Perera

Bowlers – Lasith Malinga, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell (C)

Expert Advice:

Chris Gayle is due for a big knock and with his career nearing its end, the Universe Boss might want to bow out of World Cup on a high.

Probable Winners:

Windies are expected to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.