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CWC 19: West Indies Win Toss, Opt to Bowl First Against Sri Lanka

DURHAM: West Indies have won the toss and decided to field first against Sri Lanka in the 39th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Riverside Ground in Chest-le-Street.

Sri Lanka could yet pull level with England – who currently occupy the fourth and final semi-final spot – on 10 points, if they win their final two games and the tournament hosts were to lose their last to New Zealand.

But, Sri Lanka have earned two of their points through washouts and, therefore, England’s greater win tally would see them progress.

On the other hand, West Indies have been long since out of contention, sitting second from bottom in the table with only three points and one win in seven games.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (WK), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope (WK), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel