West Indies faces Srilanka today in Celkon Tri Series 2013

West Indies vs Srilanka

Time for a super Sunday with an interesting match on our hands. Home team West Indies takes on Srilanka in a must win match for both the teams. The home team was thumped by India in their last match thus making their easy looking berth to the finals now too hard! So they would be a bit low in confidence and under pressure to win this one. On the other hand Srilanka defeated India by a huge margin and would love to continue their winning ways today. Ten Cricket will telecast today's match live on TV in India.

Although West Indies is still at the top of points tally with nine points, their further course to the finals isn't easy. If they win here they are definitely into the finals. If they lose conceding a bonus point to Srilanka, then Srilana will reach the finals and West Indies will have to rely on the outcome of India vs Srilanka match. If West Indies lose without conceding a bonus point to Srilanka today and if India beats Srilanka in the next match, then all three teams would be on 9 points each leaving the fate on net run rate. With so many possibilities ahead, this tri series has turned out to be very interesting after India defeated West Indies.

India who were fearing of an early elimination from the tri series bounced back hard to score more than 300 runs with a brilliant ton from the skipper Kohli. West Indies saw a batting debacle in their rain affected second innings. They lost by a huge margin conceding a bonus point to India and losing down a bit in their net run rate.

Srilanka on the other hand lost their first match miserably to West Indies conceding a bonus point. But they came back hard in their next match against India breaking many records. Jayawardene and Tharanga scored big centuries to post a huge target for India which never looked like being chased. Srilanka has a strong batting line up and good bowlers like Malinga, Kulasekara, Mathews and couple of spinners as well.

West Indies will play in absence of their captain Dwayne Bravo who is suspended for slow over rate in the last match. Pollard may lead the side today. Charles is in good form and a lot is expected from Gayle today. With a long batting line up West Indies need to be consistent in scoring runs. A win here today for West Indies will bring a big cheer for the home crowd.

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