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Sri Lanka vs West Indies
Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan (L) raises the bat to celebrate the team's win after the World T20 cricket tournament match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on  17 March, 2016 Getty

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Sri Lanka take on West Indies in a Group 1 fixture of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Sunday, 20 March.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 2pm GMT/7:30pm IST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD in the UK. Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3 will telecast it in India. Click here for the live streaming link.


Both teams come to the game on the back of convincing victories and will be looking to improve their chances of progressing into the next round. The Lankans beat Afghanistan in their opening game, but the minnows gave them a run for their money.

The Lankans were set a target of 153, which they managed with consummate ease on the back of a brilliant performance by Tillakaratne Dilshan, who scored a 56-ball 83. They are hot favourites to win the title, having made it to the final of the tournament three times in total, more than any other nation in the competition.

However, they have suffered a blow as speedster Lasith Malinga will be missing the entire tournament with a knee injury. The 32-year-old is the spearhead of their attack and was expected to be back against the West Indies.

The Caribbeans beat England in their opening game by six wickets with Chris Gayle bludgeoning the English attack to score a brilliant 100. However, their dependence on him may work in favour of Lanka, who will look to get Gayle out early and try to plough through the middle order which can be vulnerable at times.

On the bowling front, with a spinning wicket likely to be on offer, Samuel Badree and Sulieman Benn should be the ones to contain Lanka.


Sri Lanka to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Sri Lanka to win: 7/5
  • West Indies to win: 4/7

Team News.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c) Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Suranga Lakmal. Rangana Herath, Shehan Jayasuriya, Chamara Kapugedara, Nuwan Kulasekera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardena

West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Evin Lewis, Jerome Taylor