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ICC World Cup 2019: Match 39, Sri Lanka vs Windies — Weather forecast | Hourly temperature and chances of rain

Rain shouldn't cause much of a hindrance to this match.

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga. (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

With England winning the game against India, Sri Lanka is also knocked out of the World Cup 2019. Essentially now, the upcoming league match between the Islanders and the Windies is a dead rubber. Both these teams are now only left with pride to play for when they take on each other in Chester-le-Street.

Except for that inspirational performance against England a few days ago, there haven’t been too many talking points about Sri Lanka. They’d feel fortunate to have got those two points due to the games washed out due to rain. That has kept them in contention for all this long, which otherwise might not have been the case. Batting has been a huge letdown for the team and most of them have got to starts but have thrown it away.

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The bowling, on the other hand, is too much reliant on Lasith Malinga. The old workhorse is the highest wicket-taker for his team and has accounted for nearly twice as many wickets than any other bowler has picked. The performance from the Windies has also been highly underwhelming thus far. After their performance against England in the bilateral series a few months back, the expectations were quite high on them.

They surely didn’t disappoint and started off the tournament on a magnificent note. However, as they proceeded forward, it wasn’t really to be it and they will rue the fact that they lost some extremely close matches. Both these sides haven’t met each other since November 2016 and there isn’t a great deal to predict here. But more importantly, how would the weather be for this match?

How’s the weather expected to be?

The weather in Chester-le-Street, Durham is predicted to be partly cloudy throughout the course of the game as per Accu Weather. The chances of rain are quite less and it shouldn’t impact the proceedings much. While there might be a passing shower, it’d surely not last long and ideally, there shouldn’t be any overs lost. However, the England weather has been just as unpredictable as these two teams if you are to purely go by the predictions. But it is highly likely that we get a full game of cricket.

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