WI vs SL Fantasy Prediction: West Indies vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I – 8 March (Antigua). The Sri Lankan spinners will play a big role in the fantasy teams.
Hosts West Indies will take on Sri Lanka in the 3rd T20I match of the three-match T20I series. This game is the series decider.
West Indies won the first game of the series, whereas Sri Lanka made a brilliant comeback in the 2nd game of the series. The spinners of the Sri Lankan team are on fire, whereas the batsmen of the West Indies need to step up in this game.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The average 1st innings batting score at this venue in this series has been 146 runs.
Total Games Played: 2; Bat 1st Won: 1; Bat 2nd Won: 1
We can expect clear weather throughout the game.
Probable XI for both sides:-
West Indies – Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, DJ Bravo, Fidel Edwards, Kevin Sinclair, Obed McCoy.
Sri Lanka – Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Ashen Bandara.
Three Match T20I Series
Match: West Indies vs Sri Lanka Third T20I Match
Date and Time: 8 March, Monday – 3:30 AM IST
Venue: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
Where to Watch: Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, and Nicholas Pooran.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, and Angelo Mathews.
Death Over Specialists
- DJ Bravo and Jason Holder
- Dushmantha Chameera and Lakshan Sandakan.
WI vs SL Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Nicholas Pooran will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Pooran scored 353 runs in IPL 2020 at a strike-rate of 169.71, whereas he also performed well in the Abu Dhabi T10 League. He is not in good form but should be picked for this game.
WI vs SL Fantasy Batsmen
Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, and Evin Lewis will be our batsmen from the West Indies. Gayle is a T20 legend, and he scored 107 runs at an average of 53.50 in PSL 2021. Lewis has scored 968 T20I runs at an average of 31.23, whereas Simmons has scored 1001 at an average of 26.87. All three of them are brilliant players.
Danushka Gunathilaka and Pathum Nissanka will be our batsmen from Sri Lanka. Gunathilaka scored 476 runs in Lanka Premier League at an average of 59.50, whereas his strike-rate was 144.68. Nissanka has scored 76 runs in just a couple of innings, whereas his strike-rate has been 133.33.
WI vs SL Fantasy All-Rounders
Wanindu Hasaranga will be our all-rounder from Sri Lanka. Hasaranga has scalped 22 T20I wickets at an economy of 7.07, whereas he was the highest wicket-taker of LPL 2020. He has scalped six wickets in the series so far.
Kieron Pollard will be our all-rounder from West Indies. Pollard is a T20 legend with over 10,000 runs under his belt. He was brilliant in the IPL 2020, where he scored 268 runs at a strike-rate of 191.42. Polly smashed six sixes in an over in the first T20I game.
WI vs SL Fantasy Bowlers
From West Indies, the duo of Obed McCoy and Dwayne Bravo will make it into our team. Bravo has scalped 515 T20 wickets in his career, whereas McCoy has scalped four wickets in his short career. Both of them are T20 specialist bowlers.
Lakshan Sandakan will be our bowler from Sri Lanka. Sandakan has scalped 20 T20I wickets in his career at an economy of 7.28, whereas he scalped three wickets in the last game.
** You can take a call of dropping Kieron Pollard for Akila Dhananjaya. Pollard is not going to bowl, whereas Akila is a wicket-taker **
Match Prediction: West Indies are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Wanindu Hasaranga and Danushka Gunathilaka
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Lakshan Sandakan and Evin Lewis
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