World Cup, Match 35: Scotland vs Sri Lanka at Hobart
Sri Lanka are fresh from a competitive but ultimately unsuccessful outing against World Cup favourites Australia in Sydney. Their batting has been brilliant throughout the tournament, with Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Lahiru Thiramanne all churning out big runs. Their loss to Australia means they are now all but certain of finishing third in Pool A and facing South Africa in an extremely tough quarter final. Scotland, meanwhile, are still merely searching for their first-ever victory at a World Cup. They have laboured throughout the tournament and blew their only opportunity for a win against fellow minnows Afghanistan. Expect Sri Lanka to give them a frightful thrashing in this match.
Josh Davey vs Kumar Sangakkara:
Crafty medium pacer Davey has been a revelation for Scotland at this tournament. With 11 wickets at a frugal average of 19 from his four matches, Davey is among the leading wicket takers in this World Cup. As his side’s most potent bowler, he will be relied upon to dislodge veteran Sri Lankan champion Sangakkara, who has been in god-like form, with three consecutive centuries.