West Indies and Sri Lanka will face each other in the second or last game of the two-match Test series from this Monday (29th March) at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (North Sound, Antigua).
While the first game of this Test series had the draw result, this Test series is currently standing in 0-0 position as the second Test winner will win this Test series, which is also a part of the 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd Test: Complete Squads
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Roshen Silva, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Vishwa Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera and Lasith Embuldeniya.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd Test: Predicted XIs
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (C), John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021, 2nd Test: Fantasy Cricket Tips
In the first Test, Jason Holder took a fifer in the first innings while Kemar Roach took three wickets in each innings. Rahkeem Cornwall, who scored 61 runs during their first innings of that Test, also bagged a total of four wickets in that Test match (1/25 & 3/137).
In their first innings, apart from Cornwall’s late half-century, John Campbell (42), Kyle Mayers (45) and Joshua Da Silva (46) also scored the 40s. During the fourth innings, Nkrumah Bonner batted the entire fifth day and scored 113 not out while Kyle Mayers scored 52 not out.
Opening batsman Lahiru Thirimanne scored 70 and 76 runs during the first Test while Niroshan Dickwella scored 32 and 96 runs in that same game. In the third innings of that Test, Oshada Fernando also scored 91 runs while Test debutant Pathum Nissanka scored a century (103) and Dhananjaya de Silva scored 50 runs.
During West Indies’ first innings of that Test match, Suranga Lakmal got fifer while Vishwa Fernando and Dushmantha Chameera took two wickets each. But in the fourth innings, only Vishwa Fernando and Lasith Embuldeniya managed to pick up two wickets each.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers
Vice-captain – Lahiru Thirimanne, Nkrumah Bonner
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (1):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen – Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite, Oshada Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne (vc)
All-rounder(s) – Jason Holder (C)
Bowlers – Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Suranga Lakmal
Suggested Playing XI for Fantasy Cricket (2):
Wicket-keeper(s) – Joshua Da Silva, Dinesh Chandimal
Batsmen – Nkrumah Bonner (vc), Kraigg Brathwaite, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne
All-rounder(s) – Kyle Mayers (C), Jason Holder
Bowlers – Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Vishwa Fernando