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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Predictions: West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021 - 3rd T20I

Pollard smashes six sixes in an over
Pollard smashes six sixes in an over
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The 3rd 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 - West Indies vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I 

After seeing the impact which spinners had in the first T20I, Sri Lanka decided to add one more spinner to their attack by bringing in Lakshan Sandakan in place of Nuwan Pradeep. The move paid rich dividends to the visitors.

Wanindu Hasaranga was the pick of the bolwers for Sri Lanka in the second match and dismissed Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle and Fabian Allen. Akila Dananjaya, after suffering a thrashing in the last T20I, completely turned it around, bowling at an economy rate of 3.20 while picking up one wicket.

Lakshan Sandakan took three wickets and helped to clean up the tail while pacer Dushmantha Chameera also pocketed two wickets.

When Thisara Perera was taken to all parts, the team certainly missed the presence of Dasun Shanaka who could have made a difference. Angelo Mathews is unlikely to bowl after going for plenty in the first T20I.

With the bat, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella and Pathum Nissanka are the most important players for Sri Lanka.

West Indies would expect one of their several big hitters to play the holding role as they cannot allow these collapses to take place so often. Dwayne Bravo continues to be the team's leading bowler.

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) – Chris Gayle (West Indies), Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)

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

Player of the Match –  Chris Gayle

Team Scores Batting first – West Indies 200+, 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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