Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Sri Lanka v West Indies 2nd T20I
The 2nd match of the two-match T20I series between Sri Lanka and West Indies will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele.
Sri Lanka might have swept West Indies in the ODI series but the Windies were always expected to come back hard in their favoured format and that is what happened.
With the inclusion of Andre Russell, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas and Dwayne Bravo, the team was looking all the more strong and when they who won the toss and opted to bat first, it was quite evident that the team was full of stroke makers and will go on to to post a big total. That is exactly what happened.
The vistors were boosted by a 74-run opening stand between Lendl Simmons and Brandon Kings. West Indies set themselves up nicely to blast in the second half. Impetus was provided by Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard, both of whom scored 30-odd runs at a strike rate of over 225 with a combined tally of 5 fours and 6 sixes.
Oshane Thomas, who returned to the side after a long layoff was at his fast and furious best and ended with figures of 3-28-5. He hit hard lengths and did not give any room to the Sri Lankan batsmen to free their arms and reaped the dividends.
Leg spinner Wanindu Hasaranga was the most impressive bowler for Sri Lanka and came back to score 44. Wicketkeeper Kusal Perera was their top scorer with a 38-ball 66.
West Indies are expected to win the second and the last game of the T20I series as well.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Sri Lanka - Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Lakshan Sandakan
West Indies - Lendl Simmons, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell
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), Avishka Fernando (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 – Lendl Simmons
Team Scores Batting first – West Indies 190+, Sri Lanka 170+
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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