Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Sri Lanka v West Indies 2nd ODI
The 2nd match of the three-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and West Indies will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.
In the absence of Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer, West Indies were not as strong as they have been of late but they certainly would have fancied their chances of come up trumps in the series against Sri Lanka. However, the hosts had different plans.
Batting first in the first ODI, West Indies were off to a steady start and were around 90 at the 20-over mark. However, their innings could never really get going.
Keemo Paul and Hayden Walsh Jr made vital contributions towards the end but for all the stability Shai Hope provided West Indies, his 140-ball 115 has to share the blame for being quite slow.
Alzarri Joseph was the most impressive of the West Indian bowlers with figures of 10-42-3. Keemo Paul and Hayden Walsh Jr also impressed with two wickets each.
Isuru udana was the top wicket-taker for Sri Lanka and bagged 3 scalps.
Sri Lanka were cruising along at one point. But, with both openers Avishka Fernando and Dimuth Karunaratne getting dismissed shortly after reaching their half-centuries and Kusal Perera giving his wicket away for 42, there was a lull through the middle overs.
Had it not been for the 32 from Thisara Perera and 42 from leggie Wanindu Hasaranga, Sri Lanka would not have managed a thrilling 1-wicket victory in the last over. The home side would take the confidence of being 1-0 up in the second match.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Sri Lanka - Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Avishka Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan
West Indies - Kieron Pollard (c), Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Sunil Ambris, Sheldon Cottrell, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope (wk), Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Roston Chase, Hayden Walsh
Who will win the toss? - West Indies
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shai Hope (West Indies), Dimith Karunaratne (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sheldon Cottrell (West Indies), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Kusal Perera (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match – Shai Hope
Team Scores Batting first – West Indies 280+, Sri Lanka 270+
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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