West Indies have been propelled in their first match towards victory by an amazing performance by Chris Gayle how scored a century at a strike rate of over 200. They have been chasing what seemed a good total posted by England helped by a very good wicket that offered little assistance to the bowlers and by the early night dew. They will move for this second game from Mumbai to Bangalore but the wicket is very likely to be another one favoring the batters, so West Indies powerful lineup shall reap the rewards of a good wicket and a ground with small boundaries. Sri Lanka is the reigning World Champion but here they are without some of their most important players over the last decade: Kumar Sangakkara and Jayawardene have retired also Lasith Malinga has been ruled out for this WC. They have many new names into their ranks: Siriwardana, Chammera or Jayasuriya. They have struggled in Asia Cup where they lost against India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, they have struggled in their first match in the WC against Afghanistan, they simply don't look strong enough to challenge a team with so much firepower in the batting department.
|WI -2,5 wickets/ -9,5 runs
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