SL vs WI Dream11 Prediction: West Indies will look to level the 3 match series when they meet Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI with the hosts leading 1-0.
West Indies will be looking for redemption when they meet Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI of the 3 match series. The hosts are currently leading the series 1-0 after a narrow one-wicket victory in the opening clash. The Caribbeans gave a valiant effort but fell ahead of the final hurdle as Wanindu Hasaranga chipped in with a late innings blitz which helped Sri Lanka chase the target down.
West Indies have a very mediocre record in the island nation and is yet to win a match in Sri Lanka since 2005. However given their fighting spirit in the previous clash, it won’t be a surprise if they level the series in Hambantota.
Sri Lanka looks a better side on paper and given the home advantage they will again start as favourites. However, nothing can be taken for granted especially given the fact that the West Indies have some exciting talents in their ranks. It will be interesting to see how they tackle the pressure and come out all guns blazing.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The pitch in Hambantota has produced batting paradises more often than not. Nothing will change through the course of the match. Average score batting first at this venue has been 288. Hence we should be in for a high scoring match tomorrow. The team winning the toss might opt to chase especially given the fact that the pitch tends to remain the same in both innings.
Probable Playing XI’s
Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep
Shai Hope (wk), Sunil Ambris, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell
Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd ODI
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksha International Stadium in Hambantota
Date and Time: 26th February, 02:30 PM IST
5 must-have players in the dream XI team
Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul
Dream XI Wicket-keepers
Shai Hope and Kusal Perera will be the two wicket-keepers in our dream XI team. Hope is one of the most organized players in world cricket at the moment and he will walk into any dream XI team. He will be a vital pick in the dream XI team.
On the other hand, Perera is a more of a dasher who can turn the match on its head within a space of minutes with his whirlwind strokeplay. She is a terrific striker of the ball and will look to make a vital contribution tomorrow.
Dream XI Batsmen
Dimuth Karunratne, Darren Bravo and Avishka Fernando will be the three batsmen in our dream XI team. Karunratne scored a fine half-century in the previous encounter and will look to keep up the good work. He is a sensible batsman and will give you runs on a consistent basis.
Darren Bravo is another exciting talent and is a sensational stroke maker. He is a sensible middle-order and will look to make an impact tomorrow. Avishka Fernando is another promising youngster who has already made a name for himself in international cricket. He is a great timer of the ball and will look to make an impact in tomorrow’s encounter.
Dream XI All-rounders
Thisara Perera and Roston Chase will be the all-rounders in our dream XI team. Thisara Perera scored 32 and bagged a wicket during the opening ODI. On the other hand, Roston Chase is very important players for the Windies.
Dream XI bowlers
I Udana, Keemo Paul, A Joseph and Wanindu Hasaranga will be the four bowlers in our dream XI team. A Joseph has matured as a bowler and will look to lead the pace attack with conviction. He is going through a purple patch and will look to make an impact tomorrow.
On the other hand, Keemo Paul is another exciting player who can be a wicket-taking option with his exceptional slower deliveries. Meanwhile, he also has the ability to strike some big shots t the lower order.
Meanwhile, Wanindu Hasaranga is a talented young leg spinner who made a match-winning impact with the bat in the previous encounter.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Shai Hope will be the captain of the day while Dimuth Karunratne will be the vice-captain of the day.
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.