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Shai Hope scored his maiden ODI hundred against Zimbabwe on during the Tri-Nation series on 19 November, 2016 getty

Sri Lanka take on West Indies in the fifth One Day International (ODI) of the Zimbabwe tri-series at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, on Wednesday (23 November).

Where to watch

Match starts at 7.30am GMT. There is no live coverage of the game in the UK. Users registered with Ten Network can click here for live coverage of the game online.


The tri-series enters the final stages when Sri Lanka play the last match of their campaign on 23 November (Wednesday). The islanders come into the clash on the back of a washed-out match against hosts Zimbabwe on 21 November, where heavy and persistent rain led to the match being cancelled.

With seven points to their name in three games, a win for the Lankans will ensure that they book a spot in the finals. A loss, however, will mean that they need West Indies to beat the hosts in the final game on Friday; only then would Sri Lanka progress to the final.

None of the players from Sri Lanka have stood out in the tournament so far, with the relatively inexperienced team still coming to terms with the opposition and surfaces on offer. The onus, as usual, will fall on the more experienced players in Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekera and skipper Upul Tharanga.

Sri Lanka are expected to field the same XI that played in the washed-out game against Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

West Indies come into this game on the back of an exciting tied result against the hosts on 19 November (Sunday). The Caribbeans would be disappointed with the tie, as at one point they looked like they were cruising to victory.

However, there have been several positives for them from the tournament with batsmen Shai Hope, Kraigg Brathwaite and Rovman Powell all showing promise while Shannon Gabriel, Carlos Brathwaite and skipper Jason Holder have fired with the ball.

The West Indies, with seven points from two games, need to win only one out of their remaining two encounters to book a place in the final.


Sri Lanka to win

Team news

Sri Lanka

Possible XI: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (c), Dasun Shanaka, Asela Gunaratne, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Jeffrey Vandersay.

West Indies

Possible XI: Johnson Charles, Kraigg Brathwaite, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Suliemann Benn, Shannon Gabriel.