West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20 Match Prediction 04 Mar 2021

Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 2021

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20 Match Prediction

2021-03-05

Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, West Indies

Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, West Indies
Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, West Indies

West Indies

10.18 134/6 in 13.1
6.55 131/9 in 20.0

Sri Lanka

10.18 134/6 in 13.1 Cricbettingbuzz
6.55 131/9 in 20.0
Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, West Indies
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets

West Indies vs Sri Lanka cricket betting odds

WI 1.33
SL 3.05

WI vs SL Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Host West Indies aim for a winning start against Sri Lanka

  • Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder make their return for T20I series against Sri Lanka.
  • Angelo Matthews will lead the side for the opening game of the series.
  • Since May 2019, Sri Lanka have struggled as a unit in the T20 format.

Expect West Indies to register a comfortable win over Sri Lanka.

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Match Preview

Host West Indies will be looking to get their home season off to a good start against Sri Lanka in the opening game of the T20I series at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on Wednesday.

All-rounder Kieron Pollard will lead the side for the upcoming three-match T20I series. Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo and Jason Holder make their return to the T20I side after missing Bangladesh tour.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be looking to turn things around in the T20 format. The Islanders will need to put in a decent show with bat and ball in this series opener. All-rounder Angelo Matthews has been interim captain as Dasun Shanaka has not yet arrived in the Caribbean due to visa issues.

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Teams Preview

West Indies

The home side will be looking to field their strongest XI for this opening game of the series. Shimron Hetymer, Oshane Thomas and Sheldon Cottrell failed to clear fitness Tests and were not picked for the T20I series.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on likes of Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard to deliver the bulk of the runs. Veteran opener Chris Gayle has shown excellent form in the few games played for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League. Left-hander will be looking to get off to a good start.

Besides Gayle, Skipper Kieron Pollard has been a consistent performer with the bat. Since May 2019, Pollard has topped the batting charts for West Indies in the T20 format. He accumulated 438 runs in 17 matches at an average of 48.66 with three half-centuries to his name.

Nicholas Pooran, Dwayne Bravo and Jason Holder will make up the middle-order for West Indies.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Fidel Edwards, Obed McCoy and Jason Holder will provide crucial breakthroughs. Akeal Hossain, Kevin Sinclair and Fabian Allen will be prominent spinners for this three-match series.

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

West Indies Predicted Playing XI

Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard (captain), Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran, Akeal Hossain, Fidel Edwards, Fabian Allen, Obed McCoy.

Sri Lanka

For the visitors, the key will be to adjust to the conditions and deliver a decent show in this opening fixture.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Angelo Matthews, Dinesh Chandimal and Danushka Gunathilaka to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Thisara Perera, Oshada Fernando and Niroshan Dickwella will make up the middle-order for Sri Lanka for this game.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Suranga Lakmal, Wanindu Hasaranga and Akila Dhananjaya to pick up wickets in this contest.

Since May 2019, Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has topped the bowling charts for Sri Lanka in the 20-over format. He claimed 16 wickets in 13 matches at an average of 18.37.

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

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI

Angelo Matthews, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Oshada Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dhananjaya, Nuwan Pradeep, Kamindu Mendis, Suranga Lakmal.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 21 0.20 mm. 1.47 k/h From: NNE 34%
03h 17 0 mm. 2.82 k/h From: NNE 5%
06h 15 0 mm. 3.1 k/h From: NNE 5%
09h 14 0 mm. 2.82 k/h From: N 19%
12h 12 0 mm. 2.75 k/h From: N 18%
15h 20 0 mm. 2.7 k/h From: NNE 2%
18h 26 0 mm. 2.68 k/h From: NE 1%
21h 27 0 mm. 1.88 k/h From: NE 0%

The wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. The weather forecast for Wednesday’s game is going to be clear skies.

Venue Details

Coolidge Cricket Stadium in Antigua is going to host the opening game of T20I series between Sri Lanka and West Indies.

West Indies will take heart from the fact that they won their last matches against Sri Lanka in the T20 format.

Toss Prediction

With the freshly prepared wicket, the side that wins the toss, would be looking to bat first. The average first innings at Antigua is around 156 runs.

Winning Prediction

After analyzing both the teams, West Indies will be favorites to win their opening game of the series against Sri Lanka. With likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard in excellent form, West Indies will be looking to deliver clinical performance in this contest.

Expect West Indies to register a comfortable win over Sri Lanka.

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