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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Predictions: West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021 - 2nd T20I

Akila Dananjaya celebrates his hat-trick
Akila Dananjaya celebrates his hat-trick
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The 2nd T20I of the three-match series between West Indies and Sri Lanka will be played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua in West Indies.

Live Scores and Stats - West Indies v Sri Lanka 2nd T20I

West Indies' victory by 4 wickets with almost 7 overs to spare may seem quite one-sided but it actually wasn't. In fact, when West Indies were tottering at 62/4 at one point and then at 101/6, Sri Lanka were in with a fair chance of emerging victorious.

However, it were the big hits from the West Indian batsmen which never allowed the Sri Lankan bolwers to build pressure despite wickets coming in clumps. The West Indies batters never really stopped taking the boundary option as they hit 13 sixes in their batting innings.

Earlier, Sri Lanka could only manage 131 runs from their 20 overs with 30s from Niroshan Dickwella and Pathum Nissanka. The slow deliveries bowled by the West Indies bowlers, particularly Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder and Obed McCoy proved too good for Sri Lanka as they were hardly able to find their timing.

Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis almost killed the chase, taking the team to 50 for no loss shortly after the third over. Despite Wanindu Hasaranga's magical figures of 4-0-12-3 and Akila Dananjaya's hat-trick, Kieron Pollard's six sixes of an over all but sealed the deal.

Spinners Wanindu Hasaranga and Akila Dananjaya will have to do a lot of heavy lifting for Sri Lanka to win.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

West Indies - Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Kevin Sinclair, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards 

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

 

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) – Jason Holder (West Indies), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

Most Sixes – Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Niroshan Dickwella (Sri Lanka)

Player of the Match –  Kieron Pollard

Team Scores Batting first – West Indies 200+, Sri Lanka 165+

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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