West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd ODI: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report

West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd ODI: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report

The hosts West Indies will face the visitors Sri Lanka in the second game of the three-match ODI series at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (North Sound, Antigua) this Friday (12th March).

West Indies are currently leading this ODI series by the 1-0 margin as they won the series opener by 8 wickets. While the Caribbean will secure this ODI series with another victory, Sri Lanka can only win this ODI series by winning all the remaining two matches.

West Indies, Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, Antigua
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd ODI: Weather Forecast

This West Indies vs Sri Lanka ODI will be played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (North Sound, Antigua) on Friday. According to the official schedule, it will begin at 09:30 AM local time.

The weather forecast suggests that the sky will be cloudy for the entire day and there is a huge chance of rain almost for the entire day. It can be horrifying news for the cricket fans as well as for the cricket teams as they always expect an uninterrupted cricket match.

The temperature of the day can be around 28°C and 23°C.

West Indies, Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, Antigua

West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd ODI: Pitch Report

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (North Sound, Antigua) will host this second ODI match between West Indies and Sri Lanka. This venue also hosted the opening game of this ODI series, which was the first ODI at this venue since July 2017.

West Indies, Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Weather Forecast, Pitch Report, Antigua
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In that series opener, while Sri Lanka were all out after scoring 232 runs despite their centurion opening partnership, West Indies chased down the target in 47 overs after losing two wickets.

According to past history at this ODI venue, 250+ totals are very much defendable. While pacers play the major roles at this venue, good spinners are also very useful at this ODI venue.

Venue stats (Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua)

Average totals in overall and each ODI innings at this venue

Overall ODIs

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 18 10 8
Innings average (Average run-rate) 222.67 (4.91) 235.39 (4.96) 209.94 (4.86)

In the last 5 ODIs

Stats Overall 1st batting 2nd batting
Win 5 3 2
Innings average (Average run-rate) 224.20 (4.69) 238.60 (4.83) 209.80 (4.55)