WI vs SL Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Sri Lanka Tour of West Indies, 1st T20I

WI vs SL Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Sri Lanka Tour of West Indies, 1st T20I

If you are looking for a budget pick from the batsmen, Evin Lewis should be a terrific pick.

Match Details:

The 1st of the 3-match T20I bilateral series between West Indies and Sri Lanka will be played on 4th March at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua.

The match is scheduled to start at 6:00 PM local time and 3:30 AM IST and it will be streamed live on Fancode.

Preview:

Having played Test cricket very recently, West Indies and Sri Lanka will return to the T20 format of the game here in Antigua, for a 3-match series. Both teams’ recent form in this format has been unimpressive. West Indies’ last T20I series was against New Zealand.

They lost that 3-match series against New Zealand by a margin of 2-0. On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s last T20I series was against West Indies itself. They lost that series 2-0. Sri Lanka’s form in the shortest format is a bit more concerning, as they have lost their last 3 T20I series. Hence, both team will be eager to change the narrative by winning the upcoming match.


WI vs SL Weather Report for 1st T20I:

The weather will be sunny here in Antigua. The temperature will be at around 26 °C, with the chances of rain being nil.

Pitch Condition/Report:

In the initial overs, the pitch will help the batsmen. However, the bowlers will eventually get into the game in the later stages.

Average first innings score:

151 (Only 3 WT20Is matches played on this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won ­– 0, Lost – 3, Tie – 0


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Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

WI vs SL Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

West Indies

Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Obed McCoy, Akeal Hosein

Bench:

Fidel Edwards, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair

Sri Lanka

Danushka Gunathilaka, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Akila Dhananjaya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep

Bench:

Pathum Nissanka, Ashen Bandara, Kamindu Mendis, Ramesh Mendis, Asitha Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Dilshan Madushanka


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WI vs SL Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Chris Gayle played well for the short duration he was in Pakistan. He scored 107 runs in just 2 games at a strike rate of over 170.

Andre Fletcher is another Caribbean batsman who has been in good form. The top-order batsman scored 208 runs while playing for Melbourne Stars in the BBL.

Danushka Gunalithalaka was in ominous touch in the last edition of the Lanka Premier League. He scored 476 runs at an average of nearly 60 and a strike rate of over 140.

Lakshan Sandakan bowled well in the Lanka Premier League and he can be a clever budget pick. He scalped 12 wickets in that competition, while maintaining an average of less than 25.

Another Sri Lankan bowler who can be a good budget pick is Nuwan Pradeep. He picked up 8 wickets, while his economy rate was less than 9 runs per over.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran

Vice-Captain Options – Angelo Mathews, Wanindu Hasaranga


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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for WI vs SL 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Nicholas Pooran, Andre Fletcher

Batters – Chris Gayle (c), Angelo Mathews (vc), Danushka Gunathilaka, Evin Lewis

All-Rounders – Thisara Perera, Kieron Pollard

Bowlers – Akila Dhananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Akeal Hosein

12th Man – Wanindu Hasaranga

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for WI vs SL 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Nicholas Pooran (c), Dinesh Chandimal

Batters – Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Angelo Mathews

All-Rounders – Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc)

Bowlers – Akila Dhananjaya, Dwayne Bravo, Nuwan Pradeep

12th Man – Thisara Perera


Expert Advice:

If you are looking for a budget pick from the batsmen, Evin Lewis should be a terrific pick. He scored 318 runs at an average of over 45 in the recently-concluded Super50 Cup.

Today’s WI vs SL Probable Winners:

West Indies are expected to win this match.

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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.