On Friday (5th March) night, West Indies and Sri Lanka will meet at Coolidge Cricket Ground (Antigua) in the second match of the three-match T20I series.
At present, the Caribbean team is leading this series by 1-0 with two to go. They won the T20I series opener by 4 wickets at this same venue.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd T20I: Complete Squads
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (vc), Fabien Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Rovman Powell, Lendl Simmons, Kevin Sinclair.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (C), Dimuth Karunaratne, 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 T20I: Predicted XIs
West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Fabien Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Kevin Sinclair, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilake, Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (C), Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Ashen Bandara, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd T20I: Fantasy Cricket Tips
The Caribbean bowlers were totally under control in the T20I series opener where Obed McCoy (2/25) was their only bowler to take more than one wicket in that match.
In that game, captain Kieron Pollard hit six sixes in an over of Akila Dananjaya as Pollard scored 38 off just 11 balls. Jason Holder, who also took one wicket (1/19), safely guided the team to the victory by scoring 29 not out off 24 balls. Though Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran scored golden ducks in that game, cricket fans can expect big scores from them in the upcoming match. Openers Evin Lewis (28 off 10 balls) and Lendl Simmons (26 off 15 balls) provided firing starts for the hosts in that game.
In the T20I series opener, only Niroshan Dickwella (33) and debutant Pathum Nissanka (39) scored 20+ runs in their innings.
While Akila Dananjaya had the expensive bowling figures of 4-0-62-3, majorly due to conceding six sixes in an over to Kieron Pollard, he earlier completed a hat-trick. In that same innings, Wanindu Hasaranga had bowling figures of 4-0-12-3.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle
Vice-captain – Jason Holder, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Nicholas Pooran, Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen – Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Pathum Nissanka
All-rounder(s) – Jason Holder, Kieron Pollard (C), Wanindu Hasaranga (vc)
Bowlers – Dwayne Bravo, Akila Dananjaya, Nuwan Pradeep
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Dinesh Chandimal
Batsmen – Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle (C), Danushka Gunathilake
All-rounder(s) – Jason Holder (vc), Kieron Pollard, Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers – Obed McCoy, Dwayne Bravo, Akila Dananjaya