India take on Sri Lanka in a must-win clash today at the Port of Spain and the result is of importance to all three teams. The equations are such that the three teams are in with a chance of playing the final.
India to qualify for Tri Series final just need to beat Sri Lanka by 1 run or even off the last ball. Then India and Sri Lanka will qualifyto final match.
Sri Lanka are not yet officially through, but they will have to play a very very horrible match to be thrown out of the tournament now. It's practically between India and West Indies now. India will have to win by either a bonus point or a certain margin to deny West Indies (India's NRR is -.524 to West Indies' -.383). Sri Lanka will have to lose by a huge huge margin to let both India and West Indies through.
It is a must-win situation for the Indians but they may have a slight edge over Sri Lanka as the islanders would not get any rest due to the rain-forced postponement of their game against the West Indies. India will also need to win with enough of a margin to give them a better net run-rate than either the West Indies or Sri Lanka to make the finals on 11 July. Currently, Sri Lanka have the best net run-rate in the tournament at +1.019 while West Indies are -0.383 and India -0.524 in Points table.