SL Vs WI Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: West Indies and Sri Lanka thrown open the doors of the three match ODI series today.
Back in Asia after routing Ireland in the ODI and T20 series, West Indies commence their visit of Sri Lanka starting today. The side will be locking heads with the Sri Lankans in a three match ODI series, one where they’ll be quietly confident of ripping their opponents apart to shreds.
It’s not only owing to the way the previous series have transpired for West Indies but also given Sri Lanka’s flabbergasting form across all formats. Irresponsible, ill disciplined and clearly uninterested in a dressing their abject failures, this Sri Lankan side has been treated extremely light by sides who have managed to walk all over them without any qualms.
It’s this peril which West Indies will be looking to capitalise on when the two take to the field today for the series opener. While there’s still a long way to go for them before they are able to establish themselves as stalwarts of the game, there has been a clear improvement in their ranks with the side managing to take India close the last time they visited the continent.
SL Vs WI Probable Winner
Sri Lanka has offered extremely little in the cricketing arena off late and on a surface where the ball will frisk around, we see them collapsing like a house of cards with the bat. West Indies were impressive in Asia recently when they played India and Afghanistan and should emulate those performances to take a 1-0 lead today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A horrific surface for the batters is set to further regress today with the track coming under the wrath of rain all across the encounter. It’s something which will lead the side winning the toss opting to field first today to get a cohesive idea of how to subject themselves to their chase.
Probable Playing 11
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera(WK), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara
Brandon King, Shai Hope (WK), Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph
Three Match ODI Series
Match: Sri Lanka Vs West Indies First ODI
Date And Time: 22nd February, Saturday- 9:30am IST
Venue: Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Telecast: Star Sports Select 2/HD
5 Must Have Picks
- Dimuth Karunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lahiru Kumara
- Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh
SL Vs WI Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
The last time Shai Hope played in Asia against India, the opener was in electric touch with the bat. And on a wicket where patience, application and technique will required in abundant quantities, Hope’s batting acumen will come to the fore to make him a must have selection for the affair.
With 52 and 43 runs in the ODI series against Ireland, Nicholas Pooran comes in as well from the visiting framework while from Sri Lanka we have opted to venture in with Kusal Perera.
SL Vs WI Dream11 Batsmen
If Sri Lanka are to have any chance of coming out of this one unscathed, they’ll massively rely on their opening duo to rake up the runs today. In captain Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis, the side have a partnership capable of not only seeing away the deviating new ball but opening their arms inside the powerplay overs as well to see us go in with the two.
There are no picks for West Indies batsman because of their realbility so we will be going with Angelo Mathews as our 3rd pick
SL Vs WI Dream11 All-Rounders
With 136 runs in the practice encounter, Roston Chase becomes an instant pick for us from West Indies for this upcoming contest. Elsewhere, we have the one name make its way into our side from Sri Lanka as well with Dhananjaya de Silva being brought in after he came up with 57 runs in 36 balls against India.
SL Vs WI Dream11 Bowling Order
Sheldon Cottrell and Alzarri Joseph blew apart Ireland in the ODI series between the two sides and with the ball set to frisk around in the hands of the pacers here, the two new ball bowlers from the side make for must have picks. The two took seven wickets in between them in the second ODI against Ireland and with Sri Lanka waning with the bat, we envision them leaving Sri Lanka in disarray today.
From Sri Lanka meanwhile, W Hasaranga completes our set of picks for the upcoming contest.
Captain And Vice-Captain
S Hope will be our side’s captain for this one given the way he’s consistently scored runs off late while A Mathews is our vice-captain.
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