Sri Lanka and the Netherlands are set to face off in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier Final this Sunday. However, before that, Sri Lanka has a match against the West Indies at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe.
In the toss, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka won and chose to bowl. Aiming to take advantage of the perceived benefits of the morning session. The match preview highlights that both Sri Lanka. The West Indies have had contrasting campaigns in the tournament but still have a lot to play for.
Both teams have made some changes to their lineups for this game. Sri Lanka has decided to rest Wanindu Hasaranga and Dhananjaya de Silva. bringing in Dhushan Hemantha and ODI debutant Sahan Arachchige instead. On the other hand, the West Indies will be without Keemo Paul due to a side strain. Shai Hope confirmed at the toss that Shamarh Brooks would replace him. The West Indies are also missing some key fast bowlers. As Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph returned home early to prepare for the World Test Championship series against India.
West Indies and Sri Lanka both aim to finish the Super Six stage on a good note.
The article highlights Maheesh Theekshana as part of a spin duo for Sri Lanka. Theekshana, who initially started as a fast bowler. Spoke to Ian Bishop before the game about his role in the team.
Captain Dasun Shanaka emphasized the importance of not underestimating the West Indies. Describing them as a quality side. He expressed his desire for the team to give their best. Continue their winning form leading up to the tournament final and the upcoming Cricket World Cup.
For the West Indies, despite a disappointing campaign. They have the opportunity to finish on a positive note by defeating the only undefeated team in the tournament. Captain Shai Hope urged his players to maintain professionalism and replicate their strong performance. In the previous match against Oman, both in the fielding and batting departments.