Sri Lanka (@21.0) vs Lebanon (@1.13)
16-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Lebanon will win

Sri Lanka – Lebanon Match Prediction | 16-10-2019 10:00

In that case, Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar will continue to open the batting with Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim to bat at numbers three and four respectively. However, if Shakib is declared fit enough to play, Bangladesh are expected to go in with an unchanged playing eleven. Bangladesh are fretting over the fitness of their ace allrounder Shakib Al Hasan who is a doubtful starter for this game due to a thigh strain he sustained in the last match against England. Liton Das could be brought into the line-up if Shakib is unavailable. Shakib opened the bowling in the last match against England and it will be interesting to see whether he will be given the new ball again.

The Black Caps are one of the most balanced sides in world cricket with talent and experience available right through their lineup. Jeet Raval and Tom Latham have been in terrific form at the top in the longest format of the game, and with the likes of Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor to follow in the middle order, their top-order is as good as any.

Sri Lanka vs India 44th Match Prediction

Will Ravindra Jadeja get a go in this match to see if he can somehow fit in the team for the semi-final? That could be because of the small boundary on one side at Edgbaston. That is the one chance that the team management could take. India played without Kuldeep Yadav in the previous match and instead picked Buvaneshwar Kumar.

Sri Lanka didn't have a good ODI campaign in the World Cup and a win here will do a world of good to multiply the popularity of cricket in the island nation. With excellent amalgamation of youth and experience in all departments of the game, coupled with a well-settled batting unit comprising of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, and Henry Nicholls, we think that Kiwis are well equipped to face trial by spin, and are, therefore, better placed to emerge on top in the first match of the series. The first Ashes test proved to be an excellent advertisement for Test Cricket where the Aussies hammered the World Champions with considerable ease. New Zealand, on the other hand, are one of the most settled teams in World Cricket and have lots of things going right for them.

Wahab Riaz, who is coming off a three-wicket haul, is another big threat in this Pakistani pace attack. The fast bowler took all the three wickets that fell against the West Indies and took a couple against England as well, making him the one to watch out for when it comes to bowling. Shadab Khan was also impressive last time with figures of 2-63 and the leg-spinner too can cause problems for the Sri Lankan batsmen. Mohammad Amir's return to form will come as a huge relief for Pakistan.

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They also have the upper hand due to their strong ODI record against Sri Lanka. Pakistan, after being thumped by the West Indies in their opening game, stunned tournament favorites England in their last game and that should really fire them up. Both the teams will draw confidence from wins in their respective last matches and will look to garner a couple more points.

Prior to the World Cup, Sri Lanka suffered 0-3 and 0-5 clean sweeps against New Zealand and South Africa respectively before beating Scotland in a two-match ODI series in Scotland. After a crushing ten-wicket loss to New Zealand in their World Cup campaign opener at Cardiff, Sri Lanka fought back to secure their first points in the tournament with a convincing 34-run win over Afghanistan in their previous match at the same venue. They now have two wins and nine losses in the eleven one-day internationals they have played so far this year.

They have the talent at their disposal, and with conditions expected to assist their spinners, they can prove to be a handful against the Kiwis who are not known to be prolific players of slower bowlers. Their players have played all their cricket in Sri Lanka and will be better prepared than playing at anywhere else in the world. The hosts are going through a rebuilding phase, and they couldn't have a better place to resume their test campaign.

SL vs IND Live Score

Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka find themselves in a precarious position at the moment and both will look to give their all to improve their positions on the points table. Sri Lanka certainly have the upper hand in terms of head-to-head record in the format but it is Bangladesh who have the edge when it comes to recent performances. They do have plenty of quality players in the side but they have not been able to click together as a unit. The Lankans have struggled with the bat in these conditions until now and the loss of Nuwan Pradeep will further weaken their bowling attack. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have looked better in both batting and bowling departments which is why we are backing them to win this match.

Or will India manage to settle scores? India is at 13 points, while Australia is at 14. India faced Sri Lanka in a similar situation two years ago at the champions trophy. Even though Dhawan managed to score a century and helped India score a total of 321 runs, Sri Lanka managed to stun the world with a victory with over eight balls to spare. Who do you think will win the 44th match of the ICC World Cup 2019? Will history repeat itself and let Sri Lanka win? Find out what Ganesha has to say. If India loses their match against the Sri Lankans, they will play against England, the winners of the 41st match. If Australia loses to South Africa, India will lead the table. Sri Lanka may not need to win; however, they cannot be taken lightly. India were the favourites while Sri Lanka was struggling in every possible way.

Lebanon certainly have the ability to create enough chances to score more than one when they line up against Sri Lanka, who could well find it tough finding the net themselves. We reckon that it will be a pretty comfortable 0-2 winning score for Lebanon when the referee blows for full-time. Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Sri Lanka v Lebanon can be found here including the latest game odds.

Sri Lanka vs Lebanon Prediction & Betting Tips

Babar, Hafeez and Sarfaraz all cracked half-centuries with Hafeez top-scoring with 84. The number three batsman averages 58.33 against Sri Lanka and he now has three big scores in his previous four ODI innings. The opening pair of Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman along with Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and Sarfaraz Ahmed all performed well with the bat in the last match against England. Babar Azam scored 63 and he will be the key man for his side once again.

Coming off a win in their respective last matches, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will both look to build on their momentum when they face-off against each other in this game no. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM local time. 11 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The match will be played on June 7 at the County Ground in Bristol.

Malinga showed promising signs last time with a three-wicket haul, and with conditions expected to be overcast, the veteran will pose a major threat to the batsmen. Malinga and Lakmal will probably start the proceedings with the new ball and the onus will be on them to dent Bangladesh with a few early strikes. With Nuwan Pradeep unfit for this game, Sri Lanka's bowling will depend primarily on the likes of Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal and Thisara Perera.