WI vs SL Fantasy Prediction: West Indies vs Sri Lanka 1st Test – 21 March (Antigua). Jason Holder and Dhananjaya de Silva are the best fantasy picks for this game.
Hosts West Indies will take on Sri Lanka in the 1st test match of the two-match series. The home side would want to continue their good momentum from the white-ball series.
Team West Indies earned a brilliant series win against Bangladesh in their last series. Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood are the lead batsmen of the side, whereas the arrival of Darren Bravo is a huge bonus. The pace bowling will rely on Jason Holder & Kemar Roach, whereas Cornwall will handle the spin bowling.
The Sri Lankan side has been struggling in the longest format of the side. Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal are the most experienced players on the side, whereas Wanindu Hasaranga is their lead bowler.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 167 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track.
Probable XI for both sides:-
West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel.
Sri Lanka – Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando.
Two Match Test Series
Match: West Indies vs Sri Lanka First Test Match
Date and Time: 21 March, Sunday – 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua
Where to Watch: Live on Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
- Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, and Jermaine Blackwood.
- Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Rahkeem Cornwall and Jason Holder.
- Wanindu Hasaranga and Lasith Embuldeniya.
WI vs SL Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Dinesh Chandimal will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Chandimal has scored 4096 runs at an average of 40.55, whereas he batted well in the practice game.
WI vs SL Fantasy Batsmen
Dimuth Karunaratne will be our batsman from Sri Lanka. Karunaratne has scored 4657 runs at an average of 36.67, and he is the most skilled batsman of the side.
Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, and Jermaine Blackwood will be our batsmen from West Indies. Brathwaite has scored 3876 runs, whereas he has scalped 21 wickets in bowling. Blackwood has scored 1903 runs at an average of 32.25, whereas Bravo has scored 3538 runs at an average of 44.86. All three of them are brilliant batsmen.
WI vs SL Fantasy All-Rounders
Jason Holder will be our all-rounder from West Indies. Holder has scalped 116 wickets, whereas he has scored 2115 runs at an average of 32.05. He is the ace all-rounder of the side.
Dhananjaya de Silva and Wanindu Hasaranga will be our all-rounders from Sri Lanka. Silva has scored 1942 runs at an average of 35.31, whereas he has scalped 21 wickets in bowling. Hasaranga is new to test cricket, but he is a brilliant leg-spinner, whereas he is a technically stable batsman.
WI vs SL Fantasy Bowlers
From Sri Lanka, Lasith Embuldeniya will make it into our team. Embuldeniya has scalped 45 wickets in just nine games, whereas he scalped 15 wickets in the last series against England.
Rahkeem Cornwall and Alzarri Joseph will be our bowlers from West Indies. Cornwall has scalped 27 wickets in just five games, whereas Joseph has scalped 34 test wickets. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Alternate Changes: Jermaine Blackwood & Alzarri Joseph Out; Kyle Mayers & Kemar Roach In.
Match Prediction: West Indies are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Jason Holder and Dhananjaya de Silva
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Kraigg Brathwaite and Lasith Embuldeniya
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