Both teams will have an eye on World Cup Super League – points dropped now could prove costly later

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Neither West Indies nor Sri Lanka have much of a recent history of being good at this format. A quick look through stats first. Since the start of 2019, West Indies have lost 21 and won only 13 of their ODIs. Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have done slightly better – 10 wins and 14 losses – but have had the benefit of having had most of their best players available throughout, which is no longer a luxury West Indies have in many bilateral series.