SL vs WI Prediction: Sri Lanka are set to clash against West Indies at home in a two-match test series beginning on Sunday. The Galle International Stadium will host both encounters. The two sides met in March last year when the series ended in a stalemate. West Indies have never won a series in the island nation. Both teams are heading into the contest on the back of a poor World Cup campaign.
Dimuth Karunaratne will be leading the side from the front. He has been very impressive with the bat lately. Four new faces have been included in the squad including Charith Asalanka. The Caribbean nation will be fielding a young side themselves with Kraigg Brathwaite as captain. Man in form Roston Chase is the player to watch out for.
SL vs WI Cricket Betting Tips
Sri Lanka vs West Indies 1st Test
SL vs WI Test Series
21 November 2021, 10:00 AM IST
Galle International Stadium
The first Test starts at 1000 hrs IST on Sunday. Galle International Stadium will host the contest. The match will be broadcast on Sony Ten Network. Fans can also enjoy live streaming of the West Indies tour of Sri Lanka on the SonyLIV app.
SL vs WI Head to Head: The H2H record between Sri Lanka and West Indies in tests reads 9-4. Nine games ended in a draw.
SL – 70%
WI – 70%
West Indies will be fielding an inexperienced side for this tour. How they cope up with spin bowling will decide the fate of the series. They do not have a world class spinner in their ranks which could hurt their chances. Sri Lanka are a formidable side at home. A draw can also not be ruled out considering showers are expected in the final three days.
Bet365: SL: 1.80; WI: 6.00
Here is the Sri Lanka vs West Indies Dream11 Team Prediction and three players who can make an impact:
Dhananjaya de Silva is a sound batsman who can occupy the crease and accumulate runs. He also bowls handy off-breaks.
Dhananjaya de Silva in Tests:
Lasith Embuldeniya is a rising star who will have a strong say in the outcome of this match. He is difficult to maneuver around on these pitches.
Lasith Embuldeniya in Tests:
Roston Chase is a must-have for your SL vs WI Dream11 teams. He is in superb nick with the bat and is a very underrated bowler. You can bet good money on him being the highest points scorer in this match.
Roston Chase in Tests:
SL Playing XI
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Charith Asalanka, Oshada Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lasith Embuldeniya, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama
WI Playing XI
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Shannon Gabriel, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach
The picturesque ground in Galle has a spin-friendly wicket. However, runs can be had if batters spend time on the crease. The team winning the toss should be electing to bat first and make the most of the first innings. Sri Lanka vs West Indies Today Match Prediction odds are slightly in favour of Sri Lanka.
If SL bats first: 300-350
If WI bats first: 250-300
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The series is taking place in a season when the island nation get rain from retreating monsoon current. For the first test starting on Sunday, the first two days are not likely to be affected by rain. However, there are significant chances of rain affecting some part of the playing period during the last three days of the test. The probability of rain on Wednesday and Thursday has been given as 80%. The weather on all days is expected to be humid. The maximum temperature on all days would be around 29 deg C in the afternoon hours. The playing conditions are not expected to be tough as the heat and humidity will be offset by the light to moderate breezy conditions.
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