WI vs SL Dream11 Prediction: The West Indies will be back in action later tonight as they take on Sri Lanka at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium up next. The defending champions are on the back of a narrow win against Bangladesh, but with two points on board, are unlikely of making it to the semi-finals. As for Sri Lanka, they did have two opportunities against South Africa and England to get the win after coming close, but faltered in the final moments of the game. The Lankans also have two points and will be looking to be clinical this time around. With both teams occupying the bottom half of the points table, a win for either can prove to be pivotal if things outside go according to plan.
Fixture Name: West Indies vs Sri Lanka
Competition: ICC T20 World Cup
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
West Indies: LLW
Sri Lanka: WLL
Pitch Report: The wicket at Abu Dhabi has been a belter for batting. India ended up scoring a first-innings total of over 200 last evening. However, the skiddy nature of the pitch can provide assistance to pacers if bowled at the right areas.
WK: K Perera
BAT: B Rajapaksa, E Lewis, C Asalanka
AR: J Holder, W Hasaranga, R Chase
BOW: R Rampaul, D Chameera, A Hosein, M Theekshana
Both sides have had their struggles in the tournament so far, and this could turn out to be another dogged affair. However, considering the fight Sri Lanka has displayed in the tournament so far, they should be heading in as the favorites to win.
The likes of Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran can score big runs for the two-time champions. Meanwhile, Jason Holder’s all-around ability could come of use, while, Akeal Hosein has also impressed with the ball in hand.
Nicolas Pooran struck a quickfire 40 from 22 deliveries in the last game versus Bangladesh and will be high in confidence heading forward. Talking about his T20I career in general, Pooran has scored 687 runs from 44 games, while, having a strike rate of 129.
Jason Holder can play a pivotal role with both bat and ball for the West Indies. From the 28 T20I appearances, the specialist all-rounder has 23 wickets, and 216 runs with the bat.
Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka have been two of the standouts with the bat in the ongoing campaign. The likes of Wanindu Hasaranga, Dusmantha Chameera have been largely among the wickets column for their side and can earn the user valuable points.
Wanindu Hasaranga has caused serious problems with his wrist spin in the World Cup so far. Hasaranga has five wickets from the previous two gams, which also includes a hat trick. Other than that, he can also chip in vital runs with the bat. Talking about his T20I career in general, Hasaranga has picked up 50 wickets from 32 T20Is. He’s also scored 319 runs with a strike rate of 120.
Charith Asalanka has impressed up the order for Sri Lanka. Asalanka scored a match-winning 80* against Bangladesh and does have the potential to contribute more later tonight. From the nine T20Is for Sri Lanka, Asalanka has scored 232 runs, while averaging 29.
The encounter between West Indies and Sri Lanka will be available to watch on Star Sports and Hotstar. The rest of the ICC T20 World Cup games will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network and will also be live-streamed on Hotstar.
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