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| On Mar 3, 2021 4:45 PM IST

WI vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Sri Lanka tour of Windies 1st T20I, Windies vs Sri Lanka, 04 March

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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.

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WI vs SL Playing11

Windies Team News

Unavailable/Injured

  • Andre Russell
  • Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, and Shimron Hetmyer

Expected line up

  • Kieron Pollard will lead the side
  • Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Fidel Edwards have been named in the squad and are likely to feature in the playing11
  • Either Lendl Simmons or Andre fletcher will pair up with Evin Lewis to open the innings
  • Chris Gayle is expected to bat at number 3 followed by N Pooran and skipper K Pollard
  • Fidel Edwards, Dwayne Bravo, Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph, and Jason Holder are expected to handle the attack

Windies Squad

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

Windies Playing11

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

Unavailable/Injured

  • Dasun Shanaka missed his flight because of visa issues

Expected line up

  • Angelo Mathews will lead the side
  • Danushka Gunathilaka and Oshada Fernando are likely to open the innings
  • Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, and Thisara Perera will form the middle order
  • Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Akila Dananjaya will form the attack

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

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WI vs SL Today Match Prediction, Who Will Win

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 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks

  • Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran, and Chris Gayle were in the beast form in the recently concluded Abu Dhabi T10 tournament held in January 2021.
  • Chris Gayle played a quick-fire 68-run knock for Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League earlier this month
  • D Gunathilaka and W Hasaranga were the standout players in the Lanka Premier League. Gunathilaka ended up as the leading run-getter in the tournament while Hasaranga topped the wicket charts with 17 scalps

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

Dheeraj Singh

A 90's born who has witnessed Sachin becoming "The God", Dhoni becoming "The only Captain to have won all the ICC trophies" and Kohli turning into a "run-machine". Cricket is something I am crazy for and I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.