Kingston (Jamaica): Jul 1, 2013
India and Sri Lanka travel to West Indies from England, where they will be playing against West Indies in the Celkon Mobile Cup Tri-series. Total of six league matches will be played with the top two facing each other in the final on July 11, 2013 at Trinidad.
The first One-Day International will played between West Indies and Sri Lanka on June 28 at Kingston, Jamaica.
India play West Indies in their opening tri-series match, days after winning the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 against England.
The Indians got barely a few days to rejoice after their Champions Trophy win before boarding the flight to the Caribbeans and fatigue could be the only worry for a side which looks in unbeatable form.
West Indies were eliminated in the group stage of the Champions trophy when they lost to South Africa via Duckworth Lewis method while the Lankans were humbled in the semi-finals by eventual champions India.
Sri Lanka had beaten Australia and finalists England en route to the knockout stage while the Caribbeans were disfavoured by luck as weather put paid to their hopes in the crucial match against the Proteas.
The Lankans have not played much in this part of the world. The last time they competed here was in the 2007 World Cup but the conditions may support their spin-oriented attack, which also has Ajantha Mendis, who of late has been labelled a Twenty20 specialist.
Like Champions Trophy, weather is a matter of concern here too and if rain gods allow a full game, it will be an interesting contest between the West Indies batting and Sri Lankan bowlers.
Catch the Points Table & Team Standings here:
Teams M W L T N/R P NRR
India 4 2 2 0 0 10 0.05
Sri Lanka 4 2 2 0 0 9 0.35
West Indies 4 2 2 0 0 9 -0.38
*Updated after match between West Indies and Sri Lanka on July 8
(With inputs from PTI)
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