WI vs SL Fantasy Prediction: West Indies vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI – 10 March (Antigua). Shai Hope and Wanindu Hasaranga will be the players to look out for in this game.
Hosts West Indies will take on Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI match of the three-match ODI series. West Indies would want to continue their good form in the ODI format.
West Indies snatched the T20I series, and they would want to continue their domination in the ODI format. Shai Hope is back at the top-order, whereas the arrival of Darren Bravo and Jason Mohammed is also a big asset for this side. Evin Lewis will be destructive at the top-order, whereas Pollard and Allen will take care of finishing duties. The bowling line-up will be lead by Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph.
The Sri Lankan team lost the T20I series, and they will be eager to make a comeback. Wanindu Hasaranga bowled brilliantly in the T20 series, whereas Sandakan has also been an asset for the team. Dimuth Karunaratne will be back at the top-order, whereas the experience of Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews will also play a big part. The arrival of Dasun Shanaka is a huge positive for this side.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in the ODI games played here is 236 runs. This pitch should assist the spinners in this game.
Total Games Played: 17; Bat 1st Won: 10; Bat 2nd Won: 7
We can expect clear weather throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
West Indies – Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Mohammed, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein.
Sri Lanka – Danushka Gunathilaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dhananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera.
Three Match ODI Series
Match: West Indies vs Sri Lanka First ODI Match
Date and Time: 10 March, Wednesday – 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, and Nicholas Pooran.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, and Angelo Mathews.
Death Over Specialists
- Alzarri Joseph and Jason Holder.
- Dushmantha Chameera and Dasun Shanaka.
WI vs SL Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Shai Hope and Dinesh Chandimal will be our wicket-keepers in this game. Hope has scored 3289 ODI runs at an average of 51.39, whereas Chandimal has scored 3599 ODI runs in his career. Both of them are experienced campaigners, whereas Hope is an un-droppable option.
WI vs SL Fantasy Batsmen
Evin Lewis and Jason Mohammed will be our batsmen from the West Indies. Lewis scored 318 runs in the Super 50 Competition at an average of 45.42, whereas Mohammed scored 327 at an average of 81.75. Mohammed also scalped four wickets in bowling. Both of them are brilliant players.
Danushka Gunathilaka and Angelo Mathews will be our batsmen from Sri Lanka. Gunathilaka has scored 1249 ODI runs at an average of 34.69, whereas he has scalped six wickets in bowling. Mathews has scored 5830 ODI runs at an average of 41.94, whereas he has scalped 120 wickets in bowling. Both of them can contribute with bat and ball.
WI vs SL Fantasy All-Rounders
Wanindu Hasaranga will be our all-rounder from Sri Lanka. Hasaranga was on fire in the T20 series with eight wickets under his belt, whereas he has scalped 17 wickets in his ODI career. He is on fire, and the pitch will assist him in this game.
Jason Holder will be our all-rounder from West Indies. Holder has scalped 136 ODI wickets in his career, whereas he has scored 1821 runs with the bat. He is a reliable all-rounder in the ODI format.
WI vs SL Fantasy Bowlers
From West Indies, the duo of Alzarri Joseph and Akeal Hosein will make it into our team. Joseph has scalped 50 ODI wickets in 30 games, whereas Hosein scalped eight wickets in the Super 50 competition. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Lakshan Sandakan will be our bowler from Sri Lanka. Sandakan scalped six wickets in just a couple of games in the T20I series, whereas he has scalped 20 wickets in his ODI career. He will enjoy bowling on this track.
Match Prediction: West Indies are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Shai Hope and Wanindu Hasaranga
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Evin Lewis and Angelo Mathews
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