West Indies vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, and Injury Update. West Indies will host Sri Lanka for a 3-match T20 International, 3-match One Day International and 2 Test match series.
WI vs SL 1St T20I Match Details:
Sri Lanka’s tour of West Indies will kick off with the 1st match to be held at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua on 4th March.
The game is scheduled to begin at 03:30 AM IST and the live score and commentary can be seen on the CricketAddictor website.
WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Preview:
West Indies are coming off a victory in the Test series against Bangladesh and are going to face Sri Lanka next. West Indies is led by Kieron Pollard in this series. When it comes to the T20I format, West Indies have been one of the most dangerous teams at the international level. Comebacks of Universe Boss Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo will boost the team’s confidence.
They lost their last T20I series against New Zealand while visiting them at their home. Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran and Chris Gayle were in great form in the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament which was held in January 2021. Gayle also smashed a 68-run knock in the last match he played in the Pakistan Super League. He will look to score some good runs in this series. Kevin Sinclair and Akeal Hossain have received their maiden calls from the Cricket board of West Indies.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, lost the home Test series against England. They will be desperate to win this series. They are led by Angelo Mathews in this bilateral series. With testing positive for Covid-19, Lahiru Kumara has returned home and Suranga Lakmal has replaced him.
Dilshan Madhushanka and Ramesh Mendis are the uncapped players who are added to the squad. Former Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal and Akila Dhananjay are set to make a comeback to the team. Sri Lanka are at 8th position on the ICC T20I rankings.
WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Weather Report
The temperature is expected to be around 23-28°C with 78% humidity and 14 km/hr of wind speed. There are 12% chances of precipitation during the match.
WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Pitch Report:
The pitch at Coolidge Cricket Ground has gotten slower over the course of the West Indies Domestic One Day Match tournament, with decent assistance for the spinners on offer. Spinners have dominated on this ground in the past and are expected to do well once again. Batsmen were able to score good runs while batting first. Toss winning team is likely to bat first here.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 1, Lost – 3, Tied – 0.
WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update).
WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Probable Playing XIs:
West Indies: Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Fidel Edwards, Akeal Hossien, Obed McCoy.
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Angelo Mathews (C), Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya.
WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Top Picks for Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Chris Gayle, the universe boss, is known for his six-hitting abilities and is a must pick in the T20 format. He has been in good form since Abu Dhabi T10 and will be expected to pile up good runs in this series as well.
Evin Lewis was exceptional with the bat in the recent West Indies ODD tournament and is a decent pick for the fantasy team. He can hit those massive boundaries once he is settled and can get you quick points.
Nicholas Pooran scored good runs in West Indies ODD and can generate few crucial points with his keeping skills as well.
Danushka Gunathilaka, the highest run-scorer of the Lanka Premier League, is a mandatory pick from the Sri Lankan side. He is known for his class batting in the T20s.
WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle.
Vice-Captain – Danushka Gunathilaka, Jason Holder.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran (VC), Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen – Chris Gayle (C), Evin Lewis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Angelo Mathews
All-rounders – Thisara Perera, Jason Holder
Bowlers – Fidel Edwards, Dwayne Bravo, Lakshan Sandakan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran (C), Dinesh Chandimal
Batsmen – Danushka Gunathilaka (VC), Angelo Mathews, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis
All-rounders – Jason Holder, Thisara Perera
Bowlers – Suranga Lakmal, Fidel Edwards, Lakshan Sandakan
WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Expert Advice:
West Indies are a stronger team compared to Sri Lanka. The best-suggested combination for this game is 2-4-2-3. Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran are the safe picks for captaincy in the small leagues. Danushka Gunathilaka can be tried as a risky captaincy choice. Evin Lewis can prove to be the differential captain in this match. Fidel Edwards and Lakshan Sandakan are the punt-picks for this game.
WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Probable Winners:
West Indies are expected to win this match.