In the last year, Sri Lanka played a total of 21 ODI matches, they have won only seven of them. After a rather disappointing World cup campaign they toppled Bangladesh by the margin of 3-0. Meanwhile, they will like to continue their momentum in the series against West Indies.
West Indies are running a very good form in the limited over games. Although they have won most matches against lower-ranked side likes off Ireland and Afghanistan.
Match & Broadcasting Details
Match: Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 1st ODI
Date and Time: Feb 22, 10:00 AM Local
Stadium: Sinhalese Sports Club – Colombo, Sri Lanka
TV – Star Sports, Sky Sports Cricket, SuperSport, Fox Sports, Gazi TV, Sky Sport NZ, OSN Sports Cricket HD
Online Streaming: Hotstar, Bet365, Now TV, Sky Go
Sri Lanka vs West IndiesHead to Head
So far, their rivalry has been a very competitive. Sri Lanka has won 26 games, where West Indies won 2 games more.
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Sri Lanka Probable XI
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara
Sri Lanka Key players
Kusal Perera: On the song, Kusal Perera is pleasing to the eye of the spectators. His service will invaluable both behind and in-front of the stump.
Nuwan Pradeep: Nuwan Pradeep will be a very tough bowler for the West Indies to negotiate in the first 10 overs. Moreover, He all-ready taken 54 wickets in 42 matches.
West Indies Probable XI
Brandon King, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph
West Indies Key Players
Shai Hope: Has been a real workforce for the West Indies team in particular in the ODI format. Sri Lanka needs to dismiss him early for making further inroads in the game.
Sheldon Cottrell: The seaming wicket will help the cause of the Sheldon Cottrell on Saturday.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch is expected to be good enough for the batsmen.
The weather is showing a substantial amount of threat to ponder the initial game of the series.
Although the team batting first won the last six matches here, still both teams will prefer to bat second considering the rain interruptions.
Online cricket betting tips South Africa vs. England:
- Sri Lanka has dominated the West Indies in their last seven games, as they have won six matches.
- West Indies lineup is equipped with few dynamic players- likes of Pooran and Pollard, who are more than capable to change the complexion of the game by single-handedly.
West Indies is looking favorite to win the match.