Sri Lanka vs West Indies Super Six Prediction, Match 9, July 7, 2023 ICC World Cup Qualifier 2023

The Sri Lanka vs West Indies Super Six Prediction for Match 9 of the July 7, 2023 ICC World Cup Qualifier 2023 is expected to be an exciting and closely contested encounter. Both teams have a rich cricketing history and possess talented players who can change the course of the game with their skills.

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Sri Lanka has shown great form throughout the tournament, displaying their prowess in all departments. Their batting line-up is strong, with players like Kusal Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne in good form. Their bowling attack, led by Nuwan Pradeep and Akila Dananjaya, can pick up crucial wickets.

On the other hand, West Indies also boasts a formidable squad with power hitters like Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran, who can take the game away from their opponents. Their experienced bowlers, such as Kemar Roach and Jason Holder, can create problems for the Sri Lankan batsmen. Overall, this match promises to be an exhilarating clash between two evenly-matched teams, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in this crucial encounter.

Head-to-Head Record

In various formats, both teams frequently face off against one another. There have been 64 ODIs, and the match is still rather close. Sri Lanka has 30 victories over West Indies’ 31, while three games between the two teams have ended in a tie.

The requirements for each side to enter the Cricket World Cup are as follows:

TeamSuper 6 Matches PlayedWinPointsNet Run Rate
Sri Lanka448+1.817
West Indies412-0.091

Throughout the Cricket World Cup Qualifier, Sri Lanka has been in commanding form, holding each of their opponents to totals under 200 runs while remaining unbeaten. Even the match against Zimbabwe, which Sri Lanka easily won by nine wickets, turned out to be a one-sided affair. Thanks to this victory, Sri Lanka will remain one of the top two teams in the Super Six stage, ensuring their qualification for the main event in India.

Sri lanka vs west indies head to head

On the other hand, the two-time Cricket World Cup champions will not compete in the premier competition for the first time after a crushing defeat to Scotland destroyed their hopes of qualifying.

After the Netherlands snatched a stunning victory from West Indies in a Super Over during the group stage and ran out of wickets in a tight chase against Zimbabwe, West Indies entered the Super Six stage with 0 points. The Caribbean team maintained some composure through their win against Oman and may still make a statement against Sri Lanka, but they must concentrate on what went wrong and how to fix it.

Pitch Report

The surface is completely suited for batting at the Harare Sports Club, leaving bowlers very little to work with. Teams have exceeded the 300-run threshold on four out of the eight occasions in this competition, including Zimbabwe, who scored over 400 runs. Prepare yourself for another thrilling story, then.

It will be a little gloomy on Friday in Harare, but it will clear up as the game progresses. The highest temperature will be 22° C, with a 47 percent humidity level. The likelihood of rain is lower, and the wind’s speed will be 18 km/h.

Best Performances

Indeed, these two teams have players that will determine the course of their batting and bowling performance in the coming match. Sri Lanka has performed exceptionally well in the preliminaries, going undefeated and earning a spot in the ICC World Cup 2023. They will aim to keep a clean sheet to maintain their winning streak and take this form into the Asia Cup. They’ll want to maintain the level of play they displayed in the previous game.

Best performances sri lanka vs. west indies

As for the Windies, though in complete disarray and won’t qualify for the Asia Cup, West Indies’ batting unit needed to succeed because they somewhat made an appalling performance in the qualifications. With starter Brandon King setting the tone for them by striking a well-made century, they comfortably chased down the score. Shai Hope also contributed, shooting a solid 63 off a 65.

The names to watch out for that might stand out during the game are as follows:

  • Sri Lanka – Pathum Nissanka, Dilshan Madushanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana
  • West Indies – Brandon King, Shai Hope, Akela Hosein, Romario Shepherd

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Super Six Match Prediction

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Match Prediction

Both teams enter this game with different fortunes and circumstances. The West Indies were disqualified, and Sri Lanka has already qualified. The teams still have a lot on the line in what appears to be a meaningless match because West Indies and Sri Lanka are both vying for dignity and the Asia Cup, respectively.

Without a doubt, most fans still think and root for Sri Lanka to triumph over the West Indies.

Probable Playing XIs

Sri Lanka

  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Dimuth Karunaratne
  • Kusal Mendis (wicket-keeper)
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Dasun Shanaka (captain)
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Dilshan Madushanka
  • Matheesha Pathirana

West Indies

  • Brandon King
  • Johnson Charles
  • Kevin Sinclair
  • Romario Shepherd
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Keacy Carty
  • Shai Hope (c & wk)
  • Kyle Mayers
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Roston Chase
  • Keemo Paul

Fantasy team

  • Wicket-keepers: Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope
  • Batters: Dimuth Karunaratne, Brandon King
  • All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, D de Silva, Kyle Mayers, Romario Shepherd
  • Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana
  • Captain First-Choice: Wanindu Hasaranga 
  • Vice-captain First-Choice: Kyle Mayers


Sri Lanka vs West Indies Super Six match on July 7, 2023, is anticipated to be a thrilling encounter. Despite a rather big difference, both teams have shown their mettle throughout the tournament. The outcome may be certain, even with both sides possessing talented players and a strong track record. 

However, fans can still expect an exhilarating display of cricket skills and competitive spirit. Ultimately, the cricket match holds the promise of captivating viewers and leaving them on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting the final result.

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