SL Vs WI Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Upbeat West Indies strive to wrap up the two match T20 series with a second win on the bounce today.
Completely outplayed in the ODI series, one in which they were dismissed 3-0, West Indies came back roaring in the shortest format of the game. Showing why they are such a staunch side in the T20 format, West Indies pulled off a clinical performance in the series opener to clinch a vital 1-0 lead in the series.
Piling on a colossal 196 while batting first, the visiting unit returned with an equally comprehensive performance with the ball to restrict Sri Lanka to just 171. The 25 run win was not only a testament to the emphatic brand of cricket they have persistently doled out in the shortest format of the game but also a much needed one for the West Indies after their shambolic showing in the ODI series.
They’ll be striving to emulate that rousing display come the culminating contest of the series today and with it save face by clinching the series in their favour. Elsewhere, Sri Lanka will be looking to overhaul their underachieving display from the previous clash and restore parity in the series today and with it remain unbeaten across the white ball format against West Indies in this visit.
Packed to the brim with T20 specialists, West Indies should go onto register a second straight win today. What works in their favour on this surface is their batting unit, one laden with clean hitters of the ball, names who don’t need any time to settle in before opening their arms.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A sublime and exceptional bating surface will get hindered to some extent today owing to the likelihood of rain lashing and intervening at different stages across the contest. The inclement weather will lead the side winning the toss opting to come out and field first with a coherent idea of how to rummage their run chase.
Probable Playing 11
Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (WK) Angelo Mathews, Shehan Jayasuriya, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga (C)
Brandon King, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Rovman Powell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Two Match T20 Series
Match: Sri Lanka Vs West Indies Second T20
Date And Time: 6th March, Friday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Telecast: Star Sports Select 2/HD
5 Must Have Picks
- Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga
- Brandon King, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen
SL Vs WI Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Sri Lanka’s top scorer in the series opener with 66 runs in his artillery, Kusal Perera becomes the first name to be enshrined in our unit for this forthcoming encounter. The bat was the only reason Sri Lanka were able to remain in the chase with the player holding fort at one end as partners departed in rapid time.
From West Indies elsewhere we have the one name represent us as well for this fixture with us venturing in with Nicholas Pooran for the impending outing.
SL Vs WI Dream11 Batsmen
Unbeaten on 67 runs in 51 balls, we’ll be venturing in with the services of West Indies’ opener, Lendl Simmons over here. The player pulled off a tantalising performance, one which was an epitome of his ability to come out and cream the ball inside the field restrictions for his unit.
With 34 runs in the same clash as Kieron Pollard came out to provide impetuous to West Indies’ innings in the death overs, the side’s captain becomes our second pick whilst we are opting for an akin partnership from Sri Lanka as well. In Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis, the side is equipped with two lair filled names, players who have torched their way into the annuls of Sri Lankan cricket owing to their electric brand of clean hitting.
SL Vs WI Dream11 All-Rounders
With 35 runs in the series opener and a wicket to go with it, Andre Russell is our pick from the visiting unit for the upcoming encounter. Elsewhere from Sri Lanka we are dwelling in Wanindu Hasaranga after he scored 44 in 34 balls in the culminating stages, a knock which gave West Indies jitters and threatened to snatch the tie away from their grasps.
SL Vs WI Dream11 Bowling Order
His 5 wickets saw Sri Lanka reduced to 56-5 and all but curtail the side from launching a challenge in reply to West Indies’ 196. Oshane Thomas blew Sri Lanka to shreds with figures of 5-28 to make the new ball operator our first pick from the side along with Sheldon Cottrell who was equally pivotal to the unit with a spell of 1-14.
From Sri Lanka meanwhile we have Malinga come in as the sole pick to bring the curtains down on our contingent for the affair.
Captain And Vice-Captain
West Indies Bat First: Coming out to bat at number 4 and with him being ascertained of four overs with the ball, Russell will be our side’s captain while Simmons is our vice-captain.
Sri Lanka Bat First: Pooran captains our team while Perera is the vice-captain.
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Dream 11 Team
Pooran, Perera, Mendis, Fernando, Simmons, Pollard, Russell, Hasaranga, Malinga, Cottrell, Thomas
Dream 11 Disclaimer
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.