WI vs SL Dream11 Prediction: Sri Lanka’s tour of Windies starts tomorrow with the first T20I scheduled to be played at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua. Both the teams will lock horns in 3 T20Is, 3 ODIS, and as many Test matches with the main focus towards building a core team for the T20 World Cup in India.
With two ICC T20 World Cups scheduled in two years – in India in 2021 and in Australia in 2022, the experienced Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, and Andre Russell have returned to the Windies squad and preparing for a final push before they bid adieu to this beautiful game.
Sri Lanka, on the opposite, is trying hard to tie up the loose ends and build a core team. Chaminda Vaas, who was appointed as the bowling coach, pulled out just before the tour due to a pay dispute. Dasun Shanka, who was appointed as the skipper, missed the flight due to visa issues. Meanwhile, Angelo Mathews has been named as the stand-in captain to lead a pretty in-experienced side.
The clash will begin at 03:30 AM IST
WI vs SL Prediction Match Details
Windies vs Sri Lanka – 1st T20I
Sri Lanka Tour of Windies, 2021
Date- March 04, 2021
Time- 03:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
Pitch Report: This will be the maiden men’s international match at Coolidge Cricket Ground. This ground hosted Sri Lanka Women in 2017 for a T20I series when it was formerly known as Airport Cricket Ground.
Where to watch WI vs SL Live: You can watch WI vs SL 1st T20I live on the Fan code app.
Windies Team News
Expected line up
Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Lendl Simmons, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran(w), Obed McCoy, Akeal Hosein, Rovman Powell, Kevin Sinclair
Lendl Simmons/Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph
Sri Lanka Team News
Expected line up
Sri Lanka Squad:
Lakshan Sandakan, Ashen Bandara, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Pathum Nissanka, Kamindu Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews(c), Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Akila Dananjaya, Dasun Shanaka, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Suranga Lakmal
Sri Lanka Playing11
Danushka Gunathilaka, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Oshada Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Akila Dananjaya
Windies are favorites to win this fixture. The hosts have experience in their line-up and playing in home-condition is an add-on for them. Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Dwayne Bravo, and K Pollard are a formidable force in T20 cricket. Sri Lanka, on the opposite, has a number of in-experienced players. The visitors will have to put up an extraordinary performance to take an edge over the hosts. Sri Lanka has lost the last four meetings with Windies and hasn’t won a match in a year.
WI vs SL Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper- N Pooran, D Chandimal
Batsmen- L Simmons, C Gayle, D Gunathilaka
All-rounder- J Holder, K Pollard, T Perera
Bowlers- F Edwards, D Bravo, L Sandakan