West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st ONE-DAY Match Prediction 10 Mar 2021

Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 2021

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st ONE-DAY Match Prediction


Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

West Indies

5.02 236/2 in 47.0
4.73 232/10 in 49.0

Sri Lanka

5.02 236/2 in 47.0 Cricbettingbuzz
4.73 232/10 in 49.0
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 8 wickets

West Indies vs Sri Lanka cricket betting odds

WI 1.50
SL 2.45

WI vs SL Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Host West Indies eye a decent start against Sri Lanka

  • Earlier this year, West Indies suffered a clean sweep against Bangladesh in ODI series.
  • Shai Hope and Pacer Alzarri Joseph have been standout performers for West Indies in limited-overs cricket.
  • Dimuth Karunaratne and Nuwan Pradeep have been consistent performers for Sri Lanka in the 50-over format.

Expect West Indies to register a hard-fought win over Sri Lanka.

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Match Preview

Host West Indies and Sri Lanka will lock horns in the opening game of the three-match ODI series at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua.

Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers and Darren Bravo return to the West Indies squad for the three-match series. Skipper Kieron Pollard will be hoping that the side can produce a clinical performance in this opening fixture.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka clearly pushed West Indies in the T20I series and will be looking to do more of the same in the 50-over format. Dimuth Karunaratne will captain the side for the one-day series, while Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal are expected to be included in the final XI for this game.

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Teams Preview

West Indies

For West Indies, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein and Kyle Mayers will be slotted into the playing XI for this series opener.

In the batting department, the onus will be the opening pair of Evin Lewis and Shai Hope to get the side off to a good start and lay down foundation for others to play their natural game.

Since March 2019 Shai Hope has been standout performer with the bat and accumulated close to 1500 runs at an excellent average of 63.00. The right-handed batsman has smashed six centuries and nine half-centuries during this period.

Besides Hope, swashbuckling opener Evin Lewis is averaging 51.77 with the bat, whereas Nicholas Pooran has done well during this timeframe.

In the bowling department, pacers Alzarri Joseph and Jason Holder will need to make breakthroughs with the new-ball.

The home side will be looking to field three spinners- Akeal Hosein, Kevin Sinclair and Fabian Allen for this encounter.

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Nicholas Pooran, Alzarri Joseph, Jason Mohammed, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd

West Indies Predicted Playing XI

Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Kyle Mayers/Jason Mohammed, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph, Kevin Sinclair.

Sri Lanka

Pacers Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal will come in place of Akila Dhananjaya and Dushmantha Chameera, who featured for Sri Lanka in the T20I series.

In the batting department, the side will be on in-form pair of Danushka Gunathilaka and Pathum Nissanka to deliver notable scores in this game. The youngsters showed consistency with the bat in the recently concluded T20I series played against West Indies.

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne will be desperate to get a big innings in this game. The experienced players like Angelo Matthews, Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella will need to put in crucial runs for the side in this fixture.

Rookie Ashen Bandara showed a lot of promise with the bat and will be expected to retain his place in the playing XI.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the spin duo of Wanindu Hasaranga and Lakshan Sandakan to pick up wickets in the middle overs of the innings.

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Dimuth Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Kamindu Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Pathum Nissanka, Lakshan Sandakan, Wanidu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Angelo Mathews, Ashen Bandara

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Chandimal 54 46 3 0 117.39
A Bandara 44 35 3 2 125.71
A Mathews 11 11 1 0 100
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Sandakan 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
D Chameera 4.0 0 23 2 5.75
W Hasaranga 4.0 0 13 2 3.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Sandakan 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
D Chameera 4.0 0 23 2 5.75
W Hasaranga 4.0 0 13 2 3.25
Of Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 2021

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI

Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Angelo Matthews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Ashen Bandara, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Wanindu Hasaranga and Lakshan Sandakan

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 19 0 mm. 3.1 k/h From: NNE 84%
03h 16 0 mm. 3.57 k/h From: NNE 68%
06h 14 0 mm. 3.61 k/h From: N 82%
09h 13 0 mm. 3.5 k/h From: N 76%
12h 13 0 mm. 3.28 k/h From: N 55%
15h 21 0 mm. 3.03 k/h From: NNE 78%
18h 24 0 mm. 2.89 k/h From: NE 84%
21h 23 0.33 mm. 2.38 k/h From: NE 89%

The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batting. The spinners might get some assistance from this pitch. The weather conditions for Wednesday’s game will be sunny intervals with moderate breeze.

Venue Details

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua will host the opening game of the one-day series between West Indies and Sri Lanka.

Since 2017, West Indies have lost three matches out of four played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss and bat first on this surface. The average first innings score in limited-overs matches played at Antigua is around 290 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, West Indies will fancy their chances of beating Sri Lanka in this opening fixture. The home side has the upper hand going into this game because they are playing in their home conditions.

With likes of Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard and Shai Hope in decent form, West Indies would be keen to produce a strong batting performance.

Expect West Indies to register a hard-fought win over Sri Lanka.

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