India Aims for Semi-Final Spot Against Struggling Sri Lanka

India's Semi-Final Quest: Will Sri Lanka Crumble?

Match Details

The match is set to take place on Thursday, November 2, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Match Overview

With six consecutive wins under their belt, India is the only team yet to taste defeat in the tournament. They are comfortably positioned at the top of the standings and are on the verge of securing their spot in the knockout stage.

A seventh straight win will not only cement their place in the semi-finals but also allow them to fine-tune their team composition while aiming for the top spot.

Sri Lanka, despite their impressive run to the final of the recent Asia Cup on home soil, have been struggling. The memory of their crushing defeat to India in the Asia Cup final, where they were bowled out for a mere 50 runs, is likely to be fresh in their minds.

Despite their recent struggles against India, Sri Lanka will be hoping for a change in fortunes in this encounter. However, their task has been made more difficult due to injuries to key players, including skipper Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Kumara, and Matheesha Pathirana.

Team Line-ups


Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav

Sri Lanka:

Kusal Mendis (c), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dushmantha Chameera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne

Players to Watch

India – Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah has been the standout fast bowler of the tournament, with 13 wickets from India’s first six matches. His impressive economy rate of 3.91, only bettered by spinners Ravindra Jadeja (3.75) and Ravichandran Ashwin (3.4), has been instrumental in restricting the opposition. Despite the good performances of Mohammed Shami, Bumrah remains the spearhead of India’s pace attack.

Sri Lanka – Pathum Nissanka

Despite Sri Lanka’s struggles, opener Pathum Nissanka has been in excellent form, providing solid starts for his team. With four consecutive fifties in the tournament, Nissanka has accumulated 289 runs from six innings. His performance will be crucial if Sri Lanka are to upset India and keep their semi-final hopes alive.