Sri Lanka vs West Indies Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 1st ODI
Sri Lanka and West Indies will clash against each other in the 1st ODI of the three-match ODI series at Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo. We will provide SL vs WI Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Srilankan team is playing ODI format after nearly four months. The last ODI they played was in November when they toured Pakistan and had lost the series to 2-0.
Most of the prominent players were missing in the team back then, but now they appear to be a balanced side with Karunaratne leading the side, which is known for his ability to play big innings. Avishka Fernando and Kusal Perera also will be the players to watch out for as they are also capable of scoring runs once they get set on the crease. Experienced players like Angelo Mathews and Thisira Perera, who are equally good with the bat, will provide stability in the middle for the team. Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana, and Dhananjaya de Silva will be crucial in the bowling attack for the Lankan team.
The team appears to be right in all the departments, and it might be an exciting contest as they look like a strong team than what they were in the last ODI series.
West Indies team played ODI series a month ago against Ireland, where they won all the three matches in the series, thus clean sweeping the Ireland team.
They made quite a few changes in the squad that played against Ireland and India in the past as they don’t want to put more workload on the players as the T20 world cup is around. Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer have been rested for this series. But still, they have players like Shai Hope, who was one of the leading run-scorer in ODI format last year and Roston Chase, who appears to be in good form along with Nicholas Pooran, who can hit some big shots and score some quick runs. Experienced all-rounders like Kieron Pollard and Jason Holder, who are very good with both bat and ball, will be an advantage for the team. Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul along with spinner Hayden Walsh look like an active bowling unit that can trouble any team.
Both the teams have equally good players and power hitters, and we can expect a thrilling contest between the bat and ball in the upcoming 1st ODI. The only difference will be that West Indies would be entering into the series with confidence as they had won their previous ODI seriously. In contrast, the Sri Lankan team would be a little low on confidence as it has been quite a while since they played an ODI match, and also, they had lost their previous series.
SL vs WI, 1st ODI Match, 2020.
Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
09:45 AM, 22nd February 2020.
Average 1st innings score: 205
Average 2nd innings score: 183
Matches won batting 1st: 23
Matches won bowling 1st: 30
The pitch here is generally considered to help the fast bowlers early in the game and tends to get slower as the game progresses. Spinners will be crucial later in the game.
There are chances of rain on the match day. So we can expect either reduction in the number of overs being played or abandonment of the match.
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Kusal Perera(wk), Niroshan Dickwella, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara.
Kieron Pollard (C), Sunil Ambris, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd, and Hayden Walsh.
SL vs WI Dream11 Team News
- Niroshan Dickwella is expected to miss the 1st ODI match due to fever.
- Anyone of Sunil Ambris and Brandon King will play.
Probable Playing XI
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera(wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan/Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep.
Sunil Ambris/Brandon King, Shai Hope(wk), Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph.
Top picks for SL vs WI Dream11 Prediction
He is one of the top all-rounders in the world and one of the most experienced players in the Srilankan team. Mathews has a batting average of 42.74 and also can bowl a few overs if required.
He is a right-handed batsman and bats at No.3 for the team. Mendis bats according to the situation of the match and has an average of 29.01, which includes 1 hundred in the International ODI format.
Skipper Karunaratne hasn’t played ODI matches much and has played only 28 games averaging 26.64. He generally opens the batting for Srilanka.
He is a bowling all-rounder and can also hit some big shots down the order. Perera has picked up a total of 171 wickets in the ODI’s and has an economy rate of below 6 runs.
He is the wicket-keeper batsman for Srilanka and generally bats in the middle order. Kusal has an average of 30.78 and also has 5 centuries to his name.
Dhananjaya de Silva:
He is a batting all-rounder who is also very well known for his right arm off break bowling. Silva has a batting average of 25.44 and also picked up 22 wickets in the ODI format.
He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler and also one of the experienced bowlers in the team. Pradeep has picked up a total of 54 wickets in his ODI career, with an average of 37.00 and an economy rate of 6 runs.
This young leg-break bowler has been impressive in the few matches that he played. Hasaranga has picked up 13 wickets in the 12 games that he played so far in his career.
He is a left-arm chinaman bowler. Sandakan played 21 ODI matches and took 17 wickets.
He is the wicket-keeper batsman for West Indies and also one of the top batsmen currently in the world. Hope has an average of 50.85, including eight hundred in the ODI format. He generally opens the batting for the WI.
This young left-handed batsman has impressed everyone with his batting skill in the short span of his career. He has played only 20 innings and has an average of 52.50 and also has a century to his name.
Skipper Pollard is one of the top all-rounders in the world and is well known for his six-hitting capabilities. He has a batting average of 26.52, including three hundred and picked up 52 wickets in his ODI career so far.
He is a bowling all-rounder and can also play brilliant shots and score some handy runs down the order. Holder picked up 133 wickets with an economy rate of under 6 runs and also has a batting average of 25.69 runs so far in his ODI career.
He is a bowling all-rounder but is mostly known for his batting capabilities. Chase picked up 14 wickets and has an average of 27.0 so far in his ODI career, and he also scored a hundred in the recent practice match.
He is a left-arm fast bowler and is known for his pace and sharp bouncers and his ability to pick up wickets early in the innings. Cottrell has picked up 44 wickets in the 30 innings he played and also maintained an economy rate below 6 runs.
The Right-arm fast-medium bowler played 25 matches and took 38 wickets.
This young right-arm fast bowler can pick up wickets in the middle overs and also can bat pretty well down the order. Paul has picked up 21 wickets in the 17 innings he played so for in his ODI career.
SL vs WI Dream11 Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- You can pick K Perera to N Pooran and R Chase to Alzaari Joseph.
- In the wicket-keeper, Shai Hope, Nicolas Pooran and, Kusal Perera all are good.
- In batsmen, D Karunaratne and D Bravo are also good options.
- K Pollard and D de Silva are also good all-rounders.
- Alzaari Joseph, Keemo Paul, I Udana, and L Sandakan are also good bowlers.
- Thisara Perera, K Pollard, K Mendis, and A Matthews are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Shai Hope, Angelo Mathews, Jason Holder, Kusal Mendis, Nicholas Pooran, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera.
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