Sri Lanka and West Indies will square off Sunday in a Group 1 encounter of the ICC World T20 2016 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Both sides have managed winning starts to their World T20 campaign.
It will be interesting to see which side will prevail at the end of the game.
One will believe that with the kind of cricket West Indies have played so far in this tournament, the Darren Sammy-led Caribbeans will start this match with a step ahead of a struggling Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka may have won their first match of the ICC World T20 2016 against Afghanistan, but that victory was not really convincing. They were struggling during their run chase. Thanks to that good innings from veteran opening batsmen Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sri Lanka regiestered their first victory of the World T20.
West Indies on the other hand opened their account in the points table by hammering England — courtesy an incredible innings from the big Jamaican Chris Gayle. He scored a hundred off just 47 balls and made sure his side went over the line. West Indies won that game with more than two overs to spare.
Sri Lanka will be wary of the Gayle force, who can single-handedly take the game away from them.
Gayle will return to his home ground of the IPL, where he is loved by all. He knows the conditions better than the Lankans and is expected to be on top of his game.
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Milinda Siriwardana, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Chamara Kapugedera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Rangana Herath.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Dinesh Ramdin (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Carlos Brathwaite, Samuel Badree, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn.
Where to Watch Live
Sri Lanka vs West Indies is scheduled to begin at 7.30 p.m. IST (2 p.m. GMT, 9 a.m. ET, 7 p.m. PKT). Live buildup of the big match in India and rest of South Asia will begin on Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD3 from 6 p.m. IST. Viewers from India, and a fair few other countries from around the world, can also watch Sri Lanka vs West Indies via live streaming online on Hotstar and Starsports.com.
Audience in Pakistan will be able to watch this match live on their TV screens on PTV, while the online live stream option is on PTV Live Streaming.
US and Canada viewers (what a way to wake up) will be able to watch Sri Lanka vs West Indies live on Willow TV, while the game can also be watched via live stream on Willow TV Online.
Middle East viewers will be able to watch the action live on OSN Sports Cricket, while viewers from the area and North Africa can also catch the match via live streaming online on OSN Play. SuperSport and SuperSport Live Video are the TV channels and websites to be to watch Sri Lanka vs West Indies live in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa.
Viewers in Singapore and Hong Kong can watch the match action live on Star Cricket.Astro Supersport will provide live coverage of the Sri Lanka vs West Indies match in Malaysia.
It might be a little late in the night, but Fox Sports will show the ICC World T20 2016 match live in Australia, with Foxtel being the live stream option, while the similar options for viewers in New Zealand are on Sky Sport and Sky Go NZ.