- West Indies has a strong batting lineup but playing the long game is not its strength
- Sri Lanka’s spinners were very effective in the T20 series and that is only likely to continue in this match
The T20 series between West Indies and Sri Lanka was very exciting! We don’t think many people expected Sri Lanka to come as close as it did to beat the West Indies. Now, it is time for the ODI series between West Indies and Sri Lanka, also in Antigua, but in a different stadium.
We think it is fair to say that West Indies tends to struggle as the format becomes a bit longer and so the 50 over format is going to be more challenging. It still has a full-strength to pick from, though, and that was not always the case in recent times.
Sri Lanka will add a few key players to the side and hope that it is able to use its strengths better in the longer format of the game. One thing is for sure, there is going to be no shortage of excitement!
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2021 is going to be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua on the 10th of March 2021.
Date – Mar 10, 2021
Time – 19:00:00, GMT +5:30
Venue – Sir Vivian Richards Stadium – Antigua, Antigua And Barbuda
Winner – West Indies
West Indies lost the last two tosses in the T20i series so they are due this one, though they appear to be happy to field first
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The weather conditions in Antigua are very good for cricket. There is very little chance of rain forecast and so we should be able to enjoy a complete uninterrupted encounter. The pitch at the Sir Vivan Richards Stadium is known to be pretty quick in comparison to some of the others in the region.
This usually translates to plenty of runs bring hit and a fast pace of the game. The spinners will get some help but may have to rely on the bounce more than turn to get their wickets.
A score of around 250 seems to be par batting first.
Antigua is set to be partly cloudy, but the chance of rain is very low.
West Indies Predicted Playing 11
Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Kevin Sinclair
Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11
Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Angelo Mathews, Ashen Bandara, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep
WI vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction
- Batsmen:Evin Lewis, Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne
- All Rounder:Wanindu Hasaranga, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen
- Wicket Keeper:Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope (c)
- Bowler:Nuwan Pradeep, Akila Dananjaya, Alzarri Joseph