Hello and welcome to our WI vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. West Indies and Sri Lanka will play against each other in the 1st ODI at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.
The last time West Indies played an ODI was against Bangladesh and they lost very badly as they were whitewashed 3-0. But this time they would be more confident as they have won the T20I series by 2-1 and would want to repeat the same thing in the ODI series.
One of the top all-rounders Kieron Pollard will be leading the side and he looked in good touch in the recent T20I series. The opening pair looks solid as Evin Lewis plays tends to play aggressively while Shai Hope takes time to settle in and is good at rotating strike.
In the middle-order, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, and Kyle Mayers are very good strikers of the ball and keep the score ticking in the middle overs. Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, and Jason Holder can play big shots down the order and score some quick runs in the death overs.
The bowling unit is a mixture of young and experienced players. Alzarri Joseph and Jason Holder will be the key fast bowlers on the team and they will be supported by Romario Shepherd and Kieron Pollard. The spin department will be handled by Fabian Allen and Akeal Hossain.
The recent record for West Indies in the ODI format has not been that good and they would like to improve it by winning this series.
The Lankans played well in the T20I series but had to face disappointment as they lost by 2-1. Sri Lanka played its last ODI almost a year ago and it was against the same opponent West Indies and SL won the series comfortably by 3-0 and would be hoping to repeat the same performances in this series.
Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne will be opening the innings along with Danushka Gunthalika and they have been opening for Sri Lanka for some time now. Niroshan Dickwella might get a chance to bat at No.3
Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, and Angelo Mathews form the strong core of the team and such experience will add balance to the team’s batting lineup. In the end, Thisara Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga can play some big shots and help the team to chase or post a big total.
They have got a very good bowling attack in the form of experienced players like Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal who can pick up some early wickets and put pressure on the opposition. They have also got another good pacer in the form of Thisara Perera.
Akila Dananjaya and Wanindu Hasaranga are also some very good spinners and consistently pick up wickets. Sri Lanka would want to forget about the T20I series loss and focus on winning the ODI series.
West Indies vs Srilanka 1st ODI, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 2021
Date: 10th March 2021
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.
WI vs SL Head-to-head:
Total Match Played: 60
Won By WI: 28
Won By SL: 29
No Result: 3
The pitch here is generally considered to be good for batting in the first innings and as the game progresses it tends to slow down and batting becomes a bit difficult.
Spinners might play an important role. But there are some big hitters on both sides so there is a chance that it might turn out to be a high-scoring game.
Average first innings score: 231
Average first innings score: 201
The weather will be partly cloudy, and there is a slight chance of rain during the match.
WI vs SL Dream11 Team News
If there is any news regarding any player, then it will be updated.
Probable Playing XI:
Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (WK), Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Kyle Mayers, Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd.
Bench: Jason Mohammed, Kevin Sinclair.
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep
Bench: Dasun Shanaka, Ramesh Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Ashen Bandara, Kamindu Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Lakshan Sandakan.
Top Picks for WI vs SL Dream11 Team:
(76 M, 3289 R, 51.39 A)
He is a right-handed batsman and opens the innings for the team. Hope scores run consistently and are a proper ODI batsman as he rotates the strike very well. Shai Hope is very good to pick in WI vs SL Dream Team.
(113 M, 2496 R, 26 A + 364.4 O, 53 W)
Pollard is one of the best all-rounders and is also the captain of the team. He is mostly known for his ability to hit big sixes and can also pick a couple of wickets when required for the team.
(25 M, 932 R, 49.05 A)
He is a left-handed middle-order batsman and can cause havoc if he gets going. Pooran hasn’t scored much in the T20I series but we can expect a big inning this series.
(113 M, 1821 R, 24.95 A + 891.1 O, 136 W)
He is an all-rounder but is mostly known for his bowling. Holder bowls well in the middle-overs at a decent pace and can also contribute with the bat down the order.
(50 M, 1610 R, 35 A)
He is also a left-handed batsman and opens the innings along with Shai Hope. Lewis is mostly known for playing innings right from the start of the innings
(112 M, 2902 R, 29.92 A)
He is a left-handed batsman and generally bats at No.3. Bravo is a decent striker of the ball and provides stability to the innings.
(30 M, 260.1 O, 50 W)
He is a young right-arm fast bowler. Joseph trouble the batsmen by bowling constantly over 140kmph.
(217 M, 5830 R, 41.94 A + 865.1 O, 120 W)
He is an all-rounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. Mathews was a brilliant player and due to some injuries he lost his form but he has been getting back to form and a big inning is expected from him in this series.
(164 M, 2316 R, 20.14 A + 970.5 O, 172 W)
He is one of the experienced players in the squad. Perera is a bowling all-rounder who can play some big shots and perform the role of finisher very well. He is very good pick in WI vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction.
(38 M, 1249 R, 34.69 A + 51 O, 6 W)
Gunathilaka is a left-handed batsman and opens the innings for the team. He can also bowl a few overs of spin if required.
(146 M, 3599 R, 32.13 A)
He is one of the experienced players and also the wicket-keeper batsman of the team. Chandimal will play a crucial role in the middle-order with his experience.
(31 M, 683 R, 27.32 A)
Skipper Karunaratne is also a left-handed batsman and opens along with Gunathilaka. He is hasn’t been able to score much so far but has the potential to become a good batsman.
(85 M, 637.2 O, 107 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and is consistent at picking up wickets early in the innings. Lakmal is one of the experienced bowlers in the squad.
(36 M, 295.3 O, 51 W)
He is a right-arm off-break bowler and consistently picks up wickets. Dananjaya can also be handy with the bat down the order.
(45 M, 353.1 O, 57 W)
He is also a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a decent pace. Pradeep will be the crucial bowler along with Lakmal.
(15 M, 190 R, 19 A + 97.1 O, 17 W)
Hasaranga is a young right-arm leg-break bowler. He can also play some big shots down the order. W Hasaranga is very good C/Vc in WI vs SL Dream Team.
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Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
- Jason Holder
- Shai Hope
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Kieron Pollard
- Danushka Gunthalika
- Thisara Perera
We will update the final Dream11 Team on Telegram Channel.Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.