WI vs SL Dream11 Prediction: The 1st T20I of the 3 match series between West Indies and Sri Lanka will be played on March 1 at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Coolidge.
WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Preview
West Indies and Sri Lanka will lock horns in the 1st T20I on Thursday. West Indies will be once again back in T20I action after a disappointing series loss against New Zealand.
This series will be very crucial for them and they will be looking to win it as they kickstart their preparations for the ICC T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in India later this year. The addition of Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards and Chris Gayle will strength their batting unit and boost their confidence.
For Sri Lanka, former skipper Dinesh Chandimal and spinner Akila Dananjaya are set to make a comeback while Dasun Shanaka has been appointed as the team’s new T20I captain, replacing Lasith Malinga. However, owing to a delay in obtaining a US transit visa, Angelo Mathews has been named as their stand-in captain. Although, the visiting side is missing some big names in the squad, it would be foolish to underestimate him.
This is the perfect event for the fantasy sports enthusiast to predict their fantasy team. So here are the match details, pitch report, weather forecast, head to head, top picks, probable playing 11 and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st T20I between West Indies and Sri Lanka.
WI vs SL 1st T20I Match Details
- Match: West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I
- Time: 3:30 AM (IST) / 10:00 PM (GMT Prev. Day)
- Date: 4 March 2021
- Venue: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Coolidge
WI vs SL 1st T20I Weather & Pitch Report
It will sunny in Antigua with the temperature hovering around 27 Degree Celsius. The humidity will be around 70% and the chances of precipitation are just 10%.
The pitch at Coolidge Cricket Ground has been decent for both batsmen. While the pacers should get some movement off the surface, the spinners will be key in the middle overs. Both teams will look to bat first upon winning the toss, with 160-170 being a par score at the venue.
WI vs SL 1st T20I Stats
Average First Inning Score
The average first inning score at this venue is 160 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
- West indies Won: 5
- Sri Lanka Won: 6
Record of Chasing Team
- Matches Won: 1
- Matches Lost: 3
- Tied/No result: 0
WI vs SL 1st T20I Dream11 Probable Playing XI Prediction
West Indies Predicted Playing XI
Obed McCoy, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Andre Fletcher, Kieron Pollard (C), Akeal Hosein, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo.
Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI
Thisara Perera, Dinesh Chandimal (WK), Wanindu Hasaranga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dushmantha Chameera, Angelo Mathews (C), Oshada Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan/Akila Dhananjaya, Niroshan Dickwella.
WI vs SL 1st T20I Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Nicholas Pooran, Dinesh Chandimal
- Batsmen: Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Angelo Mathews
- All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Thisara Perera
- Bowlers: Fidel Edwards, Dwayne Bravo, Dushmantha Chameera and Suranga Lakmal
- Captain: Chris Gayle
- Vice-Captain: Thisara Perera
West Indies (WI) & Sri Lanka (SL) Squads
West Indies Playing XI
Nicholas Pooran, Andre Fletcher, Obed McCoy, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard (C), Fidel Edwards, Kevin Sinclair, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Lendl Simmons, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen Dwayne Bravo.
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Akila Dananajaya, Ramesh Mendis, Thisara Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suranga Lakmal, Niroshan Dickwella, Oshada Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka, Asitha Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Angelo Mathews (C), Danushka Gunathilaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Dinesh Chandimal.
WI vs SL 1st T20I Probable Winner
West Indies is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.