West Indies and Sri Lanka will meet in the second match of the three-match ODI series at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (North Sound, Antigua) on Friday (12th March).
Currently, the Caribbean side is leading this series by 1-0 as they comfortably won the series-opener by 8 wickets. After Sri Lanka were all out for 232 runs, West Indies chased down that target in 47 overs after losing two wickets.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd ODI: Complete Squads
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (C), Shai Hope (vc), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair.
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Dasun Shanaka, Danushka Gunathilake, Pathum Nissanka, Ashen Bandara, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananajaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Dilshan Madushanka, Suranga Lakmal.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd ODI: Inclusion(s) and Exclusion(s)
- Angelo Mathews is returning home due to his family matter.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd ODI: Predicted XIs
West Indies: Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein.
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilake, Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashen Bandara, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananajaya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd ODI: Fantasy Cricket Tips
In this series opener, West Indies bowlers failed to provide an early breakthrough as skipper Kieron Pollard got the first wicket of that match with a brilliant return catch on his own bowling. But then the Caribbean bowlers were mostly disciplined as the visitors totally struggled since then.
West Indies openers Evin Lewis and Shai Hope made the chasing easier by setting up the opening partnership of 143 runs. While Lewis was dismissed after scoring 65 runs, Player of the Match award winner Shai Hope scored 110 off 133 balls (12 fours and 1 six). The next batsmen Darren Bravo (37*) and Jason Mohammed (13*) comfortably finished that game.
Sri Lankan openers Danushka Gunathilaka and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne provided a solid start with the 105 runs partnership as Gunathilaka scored 55 and the captain scored 52 runs. But most of their other batsmen failed to score good runs except the debutant Ashen Bandara who scored 50 runs.
Among the Sri Lankan bowlers, only Dushmantha Chameera (2/50) got a wicket in that game.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Shai Hope, Kieron Pollard
Vice-captain – Jason Holder, Wanindu Hasaranga
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Shai Hope (C)
Batsmen – Jason Mohammed, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Danushka Gunathilake, Dimuth Karunaratne
All-rounder(s) – Jason Holder (vc), Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers – Alzarri Joseph, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Shai Hope (C)
Batsmen – Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard (C), Pathum Nissanka, Ashen Bandara
All-rounder(s) – Jason Holder, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc)
Bowlers – Alzarri Joseph, Akila Dananajaya, Dushmantha Chameera