SL vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 1st Test

SL vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 1st Test

West Indies are aiming for their first Test win on the Sri Lankan soil.

Windies Test team
Windies Test team. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)


Sri Lanka will host West Indies in a 2-match Test, series which will kick start from the 21st of November. The Sri Lankan side, led by Dimuth Karunaratne, will feature senior players in the likes of Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, while Lahiru Thirimanne has opted himself out of the series. Sri Lanka last played a Test back in April-May earlier this year against Bangladesh, where they won the two-match series 1-0. They will start their World Test Championship journey for the 2021-23 cycle from this match.

West Indies, on the other hand, are ranked 7th in the ICC Test Rankings. They are yet to win a Test on the Sri Lankan soil and it’s a perfect opportunity for them to open up their account. Kraigg Brathwaite and his men will be confident of doing well in this series.


Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 1st Test

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle

Date & Time: November 21st-25th at 10:00 AM IST and Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report:

The wicket will favor the batters for the initial 3 days of the Test match. Having said that, tje spinners will get assistance as well. It’s difficult to pick wickets once the batters are set. We can expect a result in this match.

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Probable Playing XIs for SL vs WI:

Sri Lanka

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando/Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal/Minod Bhanuka (wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama

West Indies

Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Shai Hope, Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jayden Seales/Jomel Warrican

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Top Picks for SL vs WI Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batters

Dimuth Karunaratne is the highest-ranked Sri Lankan batter in the ICC Test Rankings and has placed himself at the 11th spot. He is a tough competitor and always likes to play long innings. He has accumulated 5176 runs in 72 Test matches at an average of 38.62.

West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite is a reliable batter at the top of the order. He has mustered 4283 runs in his 72 Test matches at an average of 32.69.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Dhananjaya de Silva is always handy on the Sri Lankan surfaces and can contribute equally well with both bat and ball. He provides solidity in the middle and has the knack of providing breakthroughs. He has scored 2253 runs in 36 Test matches at an average of 38.18 and has also picked up 24 wickets.

Roston Chase is one of the best all-rounders in the current West Indian setup. He is just 4 runs shy of reaching the 2000-run mark in his Test career. Chase 71 Test wickets to his name as well.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Praveen Jayawickrama will be effective on the turning tracks of Sri Lanka. He has played only one Test so far and has scalped 11 wickets, with the best figures of 6/92 in an innings.

Kemar Roach will lead the West Indies bowling attack. It will be challenging for him to bowl in the typical slow Sri Lankan surfaces, but the experienced campaigner picked up 231 wickets in his 67 Test matches.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Joshua Da Silva is a promising young wicketkeeper batter. He has got a good start to his Test career and has scored 372 runs in 9 Test matches at an average of 23.25.

SL vs WI Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Career Test Stats
Dimuth Karunaratne 5176 runs
Dhananjaya de Silva 2253 runs and 24 wickets
Roston Chase 1996 runs and 71 wickets
Kraigg Brathwaite 4283 runs
Angelo Mathews 6236 runs and 33 wickets

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs WI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Joshua Da Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Jermaine Blackwood, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jason Holder, Roston Chase (vc), Kemar Roach, Suranga Lakmal, Praveen Jayawickrama

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs WI Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Shai Hope, Dimuth Karunaratne, Jermaine Blackwood, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews (vc), Jason Holder (c), Roston Chase, Ramesh Mendis, Vishwa Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Jayden Seales

SL vs WI Risky Captaincy Choices:

Ramesh Mendis is a useful all-rounder. He has played only 2 Test matches so far and has scored 57 runs and has scalped 8 wickets. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Jermaine Blackwood is another key player for West Indies in the middle order. He has scored 2168 runs in 41 Test matches at an average of 30.53. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Player you should avoid:

Considering a lot of options in the all-rounder’s slot, it’s better to avoid Rahkeem Cornwall while making your fantasy teams.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.