Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Predictions: West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021 - 1st T20I
The 1st T20I of the three-match series between West Indies and Sri Lanka will be played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua in West Indies.
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The last time West Indies and Sri Lanka faced each other in T20Is, it was in March 2020 when West Indies won comfortably by 7 wickets. In the last 5 T20Is between the two teams, West Indies have won 4 while Sri Lanka have won only one, that too way back in 2015.
Oshada Fernando has scored 109 runs for Sri Lanka in his last 6 matches at an average of 27 and a strike rate of 125. Interestingly, Wanindu Hasaranga has also scored 91 runs at strike rate of 113.
Wanindu Hasaranga has picked up 10 wickets for Sri Lanka from 9 matches at an economy rate of 8.71 and a strike rate of 14.
Sri Lanka will be led by Angelo Mathews after Dasun Shanaka could not reach West Indies in time due to issues with US transit visa. Kieron Pollard will continue to lead West Indies.
Lendl Simmons has scored 273 runs for West Indies in his last 7 matches at an average of 68 and a strike rate of 156. Kieron Pollard has also scored 236 runs at 59.
Dwayne Bravo has picked up 7 wickets for West Indies from 5 matches at an economy rate of 7.16 and a strike rate of 15.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
West Indies - Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons/Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph
Sri Lanka - Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - West Indies
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Lendl Simmons (West Indies), Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Alzarri Joseph (West Indies), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Chris Gayle (West Indies), Niroshan Dickwella (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match – Chris Gayle
Team Scores Batting first – West Indies 180+, Sri Lanka 175+
Match Handicap West Indies
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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