The clash of the neighbors is set to take place when India will take on Sri Lanka at the Headingley Carnegie ground. Here are some of the players to watch out for from this game:
There is no doubt that the ‘HitMan’ Rohit Sharma will again be the player to watch out for in this encounter. Looking at the glorious stats from the past, he has scored two double hundreds against Sri Lanka in One Day Internationals. So another big knock can be expected from him looking at his form in the World Cup having scored four tons already.
The young batsmen Avishka Fernando has been very impressive in this year’s World Cup for the Sri Lankan side. He scored an impressive century against West Indies in his last innings and was awarded the man of the match for his efforts.
The yorker specialist Jasprit Bumrah showed his class in the last match picking up 4 wickets for 55 runs. He was responsible for finishing up the match by picking up 2 wickets in 2 final balls of his over thereby registering the win for his team.
The Sri Lankan veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga has bowled two awesome spells for his team which turned into the win for them in the World Cup. Malinga would again look forward to bowl a winning spell for his team in the next match.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli hasn’t yet scored a century in this World Cup despite getting fifties in consecutive matches. Against Sri Lanka, he would look forward to open his ton tally in the tournament. He has a total of eight centuries against Sri Lanka which shows how much he loves to bat against them.