Leeds, Jul 5 : Save for their win over England, Sri Lanka's ICC Men's Cricket World
Cup 2019 campaign has been slightly underwhelming, but they have a chance to prove their mettle against a dominant Indian side on Saturday.
The last time these sides faced off in England, during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017,
Sri Lanka defied the odds to chase down India's 321/6 with seven wickets to spare. As they set to return home, Sri Lanka would love to repeat the feat against a side that has already secured a semi-final spot.Sri Lanka's batting has been an area of concern. While they've made marked improvement after their tournament opener against New Zealand, where they were bundled out for 135, the top-order still seems frail. That is exactly what India's well-rounded bowling attack will look to exploit.
Heading into the semis, where they could face either of England or New Zealand – two
very strong sides – India would like to get another win under their belt. They might also utilise the opportunity to test some different combinations. Ravindra Jadeja and Mayank Agarwal are the only two members, who haven't played a game yet, and might get a look-in.
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga,
Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey
Vandersay, Kasun Ranjitha
India: Virat Kohli (c), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja,
Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Mohammed
Shami, Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav.