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Friday, 18 August 2017 - 18:01
Sri Lanka faces world cup challenge against India
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The five-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and India will start this Sunday (20) in Dambulla.

This series will be highly important for Sri Lanka as they should win at least two matches to ensure direct entry to the 2019 World Cup.

Sri Lanka, currently ranked eighth in ODIs with 88 points. If they win two games, their points will increase to 90.

West Indies, who are touring England now, are placed ninth with 78 points. They could improve their tally to 88 if they win their six remaining ODIs.

They will play one ODI against Ireland and five against England before the September 30 cut-off.

The top seven sides along with hosts England gain direct qualification for the tournament.

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