Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Sri Lanka v West Indies 3rd ODI
The 3rd match of the three-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and West Indies will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele.
West Indies were expected to have the wood over Sri Lanka even in their own conditions. However, it seems like it is not only the absence of Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer that is hurting the visitors but they are not playing with the same intensity as well.
It would be up to skipper Kieron Pollard and the West Indian management to ensure course correction with the series already lost.
West Indies are giving opportunities to opener Sunil Ambris in the absence of Evin Lewis but that does not seem to be paying off. It is possibly time for them to introduce Brandon King in the ODI format as well. Leggie Hayden Walsh was not included in the last game and is expected to make the XI for this one.
Sri Lanka are looking quite settled and their batting is looking all the better after twin centuries in the last game. Both Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis scored at run a ball or more in the last match and the presence of Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera and Angelo Mathews in the middle order will ensure that they go big in this game as well.
Sheldon Cottrell and Alzarri Joseph have been the most impressive bowlers for Windies in this series and they would be expected the to continue their good work as their batsmen try to pull up their socks.
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, Brandon King, 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? – Sri Lanka
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shai Hope (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 – Avishka Fernando
Team Scores Batting first – West Indies 290+, Sri Lanka 310+
Match Handicap Sri Lanka
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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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