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West Indies vs Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 2021, Today Match Prediction 04 Mar 2021

Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, West Indies

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West Indies


Sri Lanka odds

WI- 1.33
SL- 3.05

Toss Winner - West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first

West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets

West Indies and Sri Lanka gear up for the T20I series with World Cup on mind

  • West Indies won the last bi-lateral series between these two teams by 2-0 margin.
  • West indies have just 5 in in 20 matches after 2019 while Sri Lanka have just 4 wins in their last 20 matches in the same time frame.  
  • Sri Lanka are in a 7-match losing streak in the T20Is currently.

West Indies will win the match

Tournament: Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, West Indies | Toss: To Bowl

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West Indies and Sri Lanka face off each other for the first time since the pandemic in the T20Is. Both teams are looking to build a team for the upcoming World Cups in hindsight. Sri Lanka come into this series with a strong 19-man squad and they will miss the services of Dasun Shanaka due to visa issues. West Indies on the other hand have recalled some of their experienced players to form a strong team for the future. West Indies have dropped some of the key players with fitness concerns and looking to build a strong team culture from this series.  

West Indies Preview

West Indies are expected to open with Andre Fletcher and Evin Lewis with Chris Gayle coming at No.3.  Nicholas Pooran, Lendl Simmons, and Kieron Pollard will from the core of the middle order for the team. All-rounder Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, and Jason holder will provide excellent depth in the batting department.

Jason Holder and Fidel Edwards are expected to share the new ball for the team. Dwayne Bravo will be the death over specialist for the team. Fabian Allen is expected to be the no.1 spinner with Akeal Hossain expected to be the second spinner in the bowling department.

Top players to bet on:

Chris Gayle – Gayle returns to West Indies team after 2018 and will be eager to help his team’s batting department. His success at No.3 position in IPL prompted his return to the international circuit.

Jason Holder – Holder is one of the most improved bowler in the Caribbean circuit over the past 2-3 years. He has learnt to use his variations and slower balls to great effect in the T20I formats recently.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Fidel Edwards, Akeal Hossain

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Obed McCoy, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Kevin Sinclair, Nicholas Pooran, Fidel Edwards, Jason Holder, LMP Simmons, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Chris Gayle

Sri Lanka Preview

Sri Lanka will be led by Angela Mathews in the absence of Dasun Shanaka. Oshado Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, and Niroshan Dickwella are expected to play a huge role in the batting department. Dinesh Chandimal or Dimuth Karunaratne may find a place in the playing XI.

Pacers Dushmanth Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, and Nuwan Pradeep will play in the starting XI for the team. Wanindu Hathurasanga and Lakshan Sandakan will play as the spin bowlers for the team. They have strong bowling back-up options with the likes of Akila Dananjaya, Kamindu Mendis, and Asitha Fernando.

Top players to bet on:

Niroshan Dickwella – Dickwella is one of the aggressive openers in the T20I cricket and we expect him to give excellent starts to the Sri Lankan team in this T20I series at the top.

Wanidu Hathurasanga – Hathuransanga has been the No.1 spinner for the Sri Lanka team across all formats in the recently played matches. He will look to control the match in the middle overs with his tight bowling.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Oshado Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dushmanth Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Wanindu Hathurasanga, Lakshan Sandakan

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Niroshan Dickwella, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Pradeep, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Pathum Nissanka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara

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Weather Conditions

Antigua has a hot and humid climate on the match day which are well suited for the playing conditions. We expect a full match with no interruptions from weather.

Venue Details

Antigua is one of the lively pitches in West Indies circuit with some support for the bowlers with the bounce on offer. We can expect average scores in the range of 160-180 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing is the best option when you are playing on the new conditions on offer. Both teams come into the international circuit after a long break so will look to put the opposition to bat first.

West Indies have recalled their veteran players like Gayle, Bravo, & Pollard who has vast experience in T20I cricket all over the world.  They have big hitters in the top, middle and lower order who can take away the game from opposition in matter of minutes. Sri Lanka have a good batting line-up but cannot match the firepower of the West Indies on the paper. Both teams have a slightly inexperienced bowling attack which will be tested in this match. We expect West Indies to win this match on their home conditions with veteran players’ back in the playing XI.

West Indies will win the match


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Author: Dhinesh Kumar