Scotland to face Sri Lanka in match-35 of 2015 cricket world cup on 11 March at Hobart. The match has been scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time and 3:30 GMT. Sri Lanka have qualified for the quarterfinals whereas Scotland are looking to register their first victory in the tournament.
Yesterday Bangladesh defeated England which confirmed all four qualifier teams from pool A but still their positions can be varied if Scotland gets success to beat Sri lanka or Australia in their upcoming games. But it’s not going to be easy for them to win against these two in form strong teams.
Sri Lanka got big blow ahead of tomorrow’s clash as Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out from world cup 2015 due to hamstring. Hence Kusal Perera is expected to make entry in the playing XI. Scotland don’t have any injury in the 15-man squad and they may go with the same playing 11 team that played in previous match.
Sri-Lankan team is in good form and they beat Bangladesh, Afghanistan and England in the pool A matches whereas lost against hosts New Zealand and Australia. In the last game Sri Lanka was chasing 377 and they made 325 odd runs. That was remarkable chase ad their top 4-5 batsmen are in good form. The problem they are lacking is when it comes to middle-lower order.
Chandimal’s exit huge problem for them but Perera may fulfill it. Lasith malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Mathews have to ball really well as Sri lanka are conceding runs to much. Let’s have a look at the probable playing 11s.
Expected Playing 11s
|Sri Lanka (Captain)||Scotland (Captain)|
|Angelo Mathews||Preston Mommsen|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||Kyle Coetzer|
|Lahiru Thirimanne||Calum MacLeod|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Hamish Gardiner|
|Kumar Sangakkara||Matt Machan|
|Upul Tharanga||Matthew Cross|
|Kusal Perera||Iain Wardlaw|
|Thisara Perara||Richie Berrington|
|Suranga Lakmal||Alasdair Evans|
|Seekkuge Prasanna||Josh Davey|
|Lasith Malinga||Majid Haq|
Sri Lanka is favorite to win tomorrow against Scotland and they have got 80 percent chances to win at Hobart.
Live Telecast and Streaming
|Country / Region||Broadcaster|
|India||Star Sports, DD National|
|Ireland||Sky Sports World Cup, ITV|
|Sri Lanka, Nepal, China,||Star Sports|
|Bangladesh||Bangladesh Television, Gazi Television|
|United States||Dish Network|
Star sports to telecast live cricket Sri Lanka vs Scotland match and streaming. The live score of match can be taken from espncricinfo.