SL vs WI Dream11: After blanking the visitors in the 3-match ODI series, a rejuvenated and confident Sri Lankan unit will now collide against West Indies in a 2-match T20I series which is all set to undergo from 04th of March.
Both T20Is will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele where the last ODI of the series was also played. Counting out West Indies in the shortest format of the game is always a stupidity as their lineup contains many power hitters who could change the course of the game at any given time.
Meanwhile, the hosts will bank upon the hostile conditions to repeat the performance they displayed in the ODI series. How the two teams fare in the T20I series and who will take an early lead? Stay tuned as this series is going to be a great battle between bat and ball.
Here, we have come up with match prediction, team news, possible playing eWIens and fantasy picks for SL vs WI Dream11 prediction.
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, 04th March at 07:00 PM IST
West Indies won: 03
Sri Lanka won: 02
03rd Mar 2020: Sri Lanka 125/8 (20 Overs) defeated New Zealand 88/10 (16 Overs) by 37 runs.
Here we come up with Dream11 Fantasy cricket prediction and team news.
Sri Lanka News
The hosts have named a 14-man squad for the series with some names making a comeback into the squad.
Injuries/Unavailable: Nuwan Pradeep (Hamstring injury), Dhananjaya de Silva (Wrist injury), Kasun Rajitha, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Oshada Fernando.
Returns: Thisara Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando.
Possible combination: Niroshan Dickwella and Avishka Fernando are expected to open the innings followed by Kusal Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya and Angelo Mathews.
Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga will be the all-rounders in the eleven. Isuru Udana and skipper Lasith Malinga will take the bowling responsibility.
Sri Lanka Playing 11- (Expected).
Niroshan Dickwella, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Kumara/Lakshan Sandakan,
West Indies News
The visitors also have made some subsequent changes in their squad led by all-rounder Kieron Pollard.
Unavailable: Evin Lewis
Returns: Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell
Probable combination: Lendl Simmons will be opening the innings, however, it would be toss-up between Shai Hope and Brandon King to partner Simmons at the top.
Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell will follow the openers.
One between Kesrick Williams or Oshane Thomas will accompany Sheldon Cottrell as the seam bowling partner.
West Indies Playing 11- (Expected)
Lendl Simmons, Shai Hope/Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell.
Kieron Pollard (c), Sheldon Cottrell, Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Shai Hope, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Kesrick Williams, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh Jr, Lendl Simmons, Oshane Thomas.
Lasith Malinga (c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Avishka Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Lakshan Sandakan, Kahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka.
From Sri Lanka:
Kusal Perera: 144 runs from the last 7 innings striking at 110.76.
Angelo Mathews: 93 runs from the last 5 innings in T20Is with a highest score of 54*.
Lasith Malinga: 7 wickets from the last 7 T20Is.
From West Indies:
Lendl Simmons: 206 runs from the last 7 innings in T20Is striking at 158.46.
Kieron Pollard: 244 runs from the last 10 innings striking at 153.45 and 12 wickets.
Sheldon Cottrell: 34 runs from 25 T20Is.
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