SL vs WI, Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Prediction for ICC ODI World Cup Qualifier 2023

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Match Preview

It will be SL vs WI for the 9th and final game of the Super Six stage in two days’ time at Harare.

Moreover, talking about their last games, then Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets to seal their spot for the all-important ODI World Cup.

Meanwhile, West Indies defeated Oman today by 7 wickets although they are already out of the qualifiers after losing three games in a row.

Thus, this game will more or less send Sri Lanka to the final of this tournament while West Indies will pack up and prepare for the India tour.

Therefore, this will be an interesting game between these two sides on the 7th of July.

Match Details

Match: Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Match 9

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Date: 7th July 2023

Time: 12:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

The wicket at Harare is more favorable for batters than bowlers. Furthermore, the pacers will trouble the batters toward the end of the innings when the ball will become old. However, batters can make full use of this pitch as they can play their shots well here. Therefore, the skipper winning the toss should opt to bowl first. Additionally, the average first innings score at this venue is 281.

Full Squads for SL vs WI, Match 9

Sri Lanka

Charith Asalanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dushan Hemantha, Pathum Nissanka, Sahan Arachchige, Chamika Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Dilshan Madushanka, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana

West Indies

Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Keacy Carty, Rovman Powell, Sharmarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shai Hope (c & wk), Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kevin Sinclair

Probable Playing XI for SL vs WI, Match 9

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka

West Indies

Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Keacy Carty, Shai Hope (c & wk), Nicholas Pooran, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Kevin Sinclair, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein

Match Prediction for SL vs WI, Match 9

From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that Sri Lanka will win this game.

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