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

06 Mar 2021 | 03:30 | Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, West Indies
117/10 in 18.4 6.27
160/6 in 20.0 8.00 winner

West Indies Vs Sri Lanka betting odds

WI

1.26

SL

3.50

Toss Winner - Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 43 runs

Man of the Match: Wanidu Hasaranga

West Indies look to take the attack to the Sri Lankans

  • West Indies scored 102 runs (76%) of their 134 runs in boundaries while Sri Lanka scored just 50 runs (38%) off their 131 runs via boundaries.
  • West Indies pacers had combined figures of 16-0-99-5 while Sri Lankan pacers went for 4.1-0-54-0 in the match.  
  • Akila Dananjaya (Sri Lanka) became the first bowler to claim a hat-trick and give 6 sixes in an over in the same T20I match.

West Indies will win the match & series 2-0

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

wi vs sl Match Prediction & Analysis

West Indies team took on the Sri Lankan team like a boxer who went all-out attack on the opposition giving body blows without worrying about the defense. They were successful in their approach and won the match by 4 wickets with the help of their long batting line-up. Sri Lanka were shocked by the approach of West Indies batsmen and literally succumbed to the massive hits of them. Both teams will be eager to go ahead for the second time in this series and look to win this match.

Teams Preview

West Indies Preview

West Indies openers Evin Lewis (28 runs) and Lendl Simmons (26 runs) came out all guns blazing scoring 52 runs in just 3.2 overs. They suffered a slump from 52/0 to 62/4 as Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran were dismissed without scoring. Kieron Pollard scored 36 runs in one over to go closer to the chase.  Jason Holder finished the chase with 29 runs alongside Bravo.

Their bowers performed well as a team with all 6 bowlers used claiming at least a wicket in the match. Dwayne Bravo, Obed McCoy, and Holder were phenomenal with the ball giving runs at just 6 RPO and claimed 4 wickets between them.  Fidel Edwards, Kevin Sinclair, and Fabian Allen chipped with a wicket each.

Top players to bet on:

Kieron Pollard – Pollard came in after the hat-trick by Dananjaya and took on the bowler in the very next over smashing 6 huge sixes making a big statement. We expect him to be fearless and take on the bowlers in this match too.

Jason Holder – Holder played a crucial hand in the chase scoring 29 runs off 24 balls to help his team cross the line. Earlier, he bowled superbly and had bowling figures of 4-0-19-1 dismissing the well set Dickwella.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

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

West Indies Key Players From Previous Game Of Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
K Pollard 38 11 0 6 345.45
J Holder 29 24 1 2 120.83
E Lewis 28 10 2 3 280
Bowlers O M R W Econ
O McCoy 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
K Sinclair 3.0 0 26 1 8.67
F Edwards 4.0 0 29 1 7.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
O McCoy 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
K Sinclair 3.0 0 26 1 8.67
F Edwards 4.0 0 29 1 7.25

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 got off to a decent start with Niroshan Dickwella (33 runs) and Pathum Nissaka (39 rs) sharing a 51-run partnership for the second wicket. But they collapsed from 71/1 in 10 overs to 131/9 as their middle order did not make any valuable contributions with the bat.  

Their bowlers were put under the pump from the first ball by the opposition. Spinners Dananjaya and Hathurasanga took 3 wickets each but Dananjaya had a bizarre day as he went for 62 runs in his 4 overs despite claiming a hat-trick. Their pace bowlers never troubled the opposition and gave 54 runs in just their 4.1 overs combined.  

Top players to bet on:

Pathum Nissaka – Nissaka looked impressive in his debut match with 39 runs off 34 balls with 4 boundaries and a six to his name. We expect him to make a big score in this match and help his post a good total on board.

Wanidu Hathurasanga – Hathuransanga had bowling figures of 4-0-12-3 while the carnage was going at the other end. We expect him to continue his good showing with the ball in this match too.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal/Dasun Shanaka, Angelo Mathews (c), Ashen Bandara, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game Of Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
P Nissanka 39 34 4 1 114.71
N Dickwella 33 29 3 1 113.79
W Hasaranga 12 14 0 0 85.71
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Dananjaya 4.0 0 62 3 15.5
W Hasaranga 4.0 0 12 3 3
A Mathews 1.0 0 19 0 19
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Dananjaya 4.0 0 62 3 15.5
W Hasaranga 4.0 0 12 3 3
A Mathews 1.0 0 19 0 19

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 19 0 mm. 1.83 k/h From: SSW 12%
03h 16 0 mm. 1.21 k/h From: NNW 7%
06h 14 0 mm. 1.81 k/h From: N 2%
09h 13 0 mm. 1.49 k/h From: NNW 0%
12h 13 0 mm. 1.48 k/h From: NNW 0%
15h 23 0 mm. 0.5 k/h From: E 0%
18h 27 0 mm. 1.21 k/h From: E 0%
21h 27 0 mm. 1.12 k/h From: E 0%

Weather Conditions

Antigua will have a bright and sunny weather on the match day with no interruptions whatsoever. We will have full match with entertainment at its best in the cricketing field.

Venue Details

Antigua is one of the good pitches in West Indies circuit with good balance between the bat and ball. The pitch might be slow at times and might come onto the bat with the old ball especially. We can expect average scores in the range of 160-180 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

West Indies made mockery of the chase with scoring the runs in just 13.2 overs. Both teams will look to put the opposition to bat and time their innings with a score in front of them in the second innings.

WI vs SL Winning Prediction

West Indies took on the aggressive approach whenever they were on doubt against the spinners and never allowed the opposition bowlers to settle down. Their bowlers earlier set the match with their all-round effort for the batsmen to make a thrill-a-minute chase. Sri Lanka were outdone in both the departments. Barring a couple of players with the bat and Hathurasanga with the ball, no one made a valuable contribution in the match. Sri Lanka must put their A-game forward to challenge the big attacking West Indian team. We expect West indies to win this match and seal the series 2-0.

West Indies will win the match & series 2-0

Author: Dhinesh Kumar