Sri Lanka unable to seal a direct qualification place for 2019 WC
Sri Lanka must win the two remaining games to seal automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup, but unfortunately they have lost in the ongoing ODI series against India. Now, If West Indies loses at least one of their upcoming matches to be able to clinch that berth, Si Lanka will automatically qualify only. If Sri Lanka win the last match of the series on Sunday, they will reach 88 points in the points table but that will not be enough to ensure them automatic qualification.The West Indies will be able to overtake Sri Lanka in such a scenario since they can also reach 88 points and edge Sri Lanka on decimal points if they win their upcoming six matches – one against Ireland on September 13 and all ODIs of a five-match series against England from September 19 to 29. In case Sri Lanka lose the series 0-5, the West Indies will be able to overtake them by beating Ireland and winning either all five matches against England or the last four matches for a 4-1 series win.