West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Match Prediction 12 Mar 2021

Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 2021

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI 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

5.52 274/5 in 49.4
5.46 273/8 in 50.0

Sri Lanka

5.52 274/5 in 49.4 Cricbettingbuzz
5.46 273/8 in 50.0
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

West Indies vs Sri Lanka cricket betting odds

WI 1.42
SL 2.70

WI vs SL Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Sri Lanka look to stay alive in the series against in-form West Indies.

  • West Indies comfortably brushed aside Sri Lanka in the opening game of the series.
  • Shai Hope was the standout player for West Indies in the series opener.
  • Opener Danushka Gunathilaka and Dimuth Karunaratne delivered credible half-centuries in a losing cause.

Expect West Indies to cruise to a comfortable win and clinch ODI series.

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Match Preview

Host West Indies will be looking to continue their winning ways when they take on Sri Lanka in the 2nd game of the one-day series at Antigua on Friday.

In the series opener, West Indies outclassed Sri Lanka in all three departments. Captain Kieron Pollard will be pleased with his side’s splendid performance and will be hoping that they can maintain their disciplines for the remaining two fixtures.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka capitulated badly in the middle overs after getting off to a start. Besides openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Danushka Gunathilaka, none of players managed to get a big score. The team management might go for some changes in the playing XI.

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Teams Preview

West Indies

The home side may bring in off-spinner Kevin Sinclair in place of medium-pacer Romario Shepherd, who leaked a lot of runs in the series opener.

Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph delivered excellent performances to restrict Sri Lanka to a modest score of 232 runs. Holder was the pick of the bowlers and claimed two wickets. Besides Holder, Fabian Allen, Alzarri Joseph and Kieron Pollard claimed one wicket apiece.

Chasing 233 runs for victory, openers Evin Lewis and Shai Hope got the off to an excellent start and put on a 143-run partnership to see West Indies take control of the game.

Shai Hope looked in fluent touch with the bat and smashed his 10th century in one-day internationals. He played exceedingly and finished the innings with the top-score of 110 runs off 133 balls with the help of 12 fours and 1 six. He was well supported by Evin Lewis, who chipped in with 65 runs off 90 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes.

Coming in at no.3, Darren Bravo played well and chipped in with unbeaten 33 off 47 balls with the help of two fours and one six. He was well supported by Jason Mohammed, who chipped in with 13 not out off 15 balls.

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

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

Sri Lanka

Lack of runs from the middle-order has been Achilles heel for Sri Lanka so far. Senior players must raise their game for Sri Lanka if they aim to level the series.

In the series opener, openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Dimuth Karunaratne got the side off to a decent start. The duo put on a 105-run partnership in space of 19 overs.

Danushka Gunathilaka is the certainly in-form player for Sri Lanka and smashed 55 runs off 61 balls with the help of seven boundaries. Left-hander was dismissed by obstructing the field. His partner, Dimuth Karunaratne, chipped in with a crucial half-century off 60 balls.

Besides openers, rookie Ashen Bandara once again showed a lot of fight and determination and smashed his maiden half-century in his limited-overs cricket. He scored 50 runs off 60 balls with the help of four fours. It was due to Bandara efforts that the Islanders managed to push their score beyond 200-run mark.

In the bowling department, the side will be looking towards the likes of Dushmantha Chameera, Wanindu Hasaranga and Lakshan Sadakan to pick up key wickets in this contest.

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Dushmantha Chameera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Pathum Nissanka, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Ashen Bandara

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
D Gunathilaka 55 61 7 0 90.16
D Karunaratne 52 61 4 0 85.25
A Bandara 50 60 4 0 83.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Chameera 10.0 0 50 2 5
N Pradeep 8.0 1 46 0 5.75
K Mendis 3.0 0 21 0 7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Chameera 10.0 0 50 2 5
N Pradeep 8.0 1 46 0 5.75
K Mendis 3.0 0 21 0 7
Of Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 2021

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI

Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews, Ashen Bandara, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 21 0.19 mm. 1.47 k/h From: NE 75%
03h 17 0 mm. 2.76 k/h From: NNE 30%
06h 16 0 mm. 2.84 k/h From: N 18%
09h 14 0 mm. 2.64 k/h From: N 19%
12h 13 0 mm. 2.58 k/h From: N 19%
15h 21 0 mm. 2.32 k/h From: NNE 41%
18h 27 0 mm. 2.53 k/h From: ENE 20%
21h 27 0 mm. 2.3 k/h From: ENE 0%

The surface prepared for the game will favor the batsmen, while bowlers will have to toil hard for their wickets.

Venue Details

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua is going to host the second game of the series between West Indies and Sri Lanka.

West Indies managed to snap their three-match losing streak against Sri Lanka in limited-overs cricket.

Toss Prediction

With fair weather expected for Friday’s game, the side that wins the toss, would be looking to bat first and post a huge total on the board.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, West Indies will be clear favorites to win the second game against Sri Lanka. With likes of Shai Hope and Evin Lewis firing on all cylinders with the bat, the home side will be looking to maintain their winning streak over Sri Lanka in this series.

Expect West Indies to cruise to a comfortable win and clinch ODI series.

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