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SL vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Predition Fantasy Tips & Tricks

SL vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction: A whitewash for West Indies in the three match ODI series against Sri Lanka. The Lankan performance outplayed West Indies in all departments. West Indies never been the favorites in the 50 over format against the host Sri Lanka. But, The story can be different in the most lovable T20 format of West Indies. The has a side who can compete against the Lankan on their soil. The power packed batting line-up and a great bowling line up can change the game from any position. However, this West Indies side will start the T20I series with the favorites tag under their belt.

Sri Lanka may have performed supremely in the ODI series having had their key players back. However, their T20 setup is also good pack players and they will play with their full-strength team. Skipper Lasith Malinga is their trump card over the past, and can be prove lethal weapon against the Windies. He has proven to be expensive and have managed to bag 2 wickets only in his last two matches. The sign of worry for the Lankans if he couldn’t get the wickets against the favorites West Indies.

SL vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction

The host has also hurt with the injuries of their bowler Nuwan Pradeep and all-rounder Dhananjaya De-Silva before the start of the series. The selectors again showed the trust on their experienced allrounder Thisara Perera who get the chance come into the squad, who has also showed promising performance in the recent ODI series against the Windies. The host side need to show good performance to avoind their third consecutive series loss in the T20I format.

The World Champions have had taste bit of downside after they won second title in Kolkata four year ago. Only three players Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, and Andre Russell was the part of the winning squad.

Heroic players Marlon Samuels and Carlos Brathwaite now more fits in the current squad but, still West Indies still have the fire power to lift T20I series triophy in Sri Lanka.

The visitors surely miss the service of Evin Lewis at the top of the order having also missed him in the ODI series. They have welcome players like Shimron Hetmyer, Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen, and Andre Russell back into the lineup. The middle-order consisting of Shimron Hetmyer, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, and Andre Russell gives them the solid flexibility and have enough firepower to disturb Sri Lanka in T20I format.

Match Details: SL vs WI 1st T20 Dream11 Tips & Tricks

Venue: Pallekele Cricket Stadium

Match Time: 07:00 PM IST

Telecast: TV – Sony Networks

Live streaming – Sony Liv

Pitch Information

Pitch is good for the batsman and you can expect lot of runs on this track. 

Average total: 150-160 

Head to Head:

Played – 9 | Sri Lanka Won – 6 | West Indies Won – 3

Stats Alert:

Lasith Malinga have his career best T20I figures 4-1-6-5 at the Pallekele on this ground against New Zealand in September 2019.

Another T20I’s and Dwayne Bravo will level the Denesh Ramdin, who has played 71 international T20I.

Their skipper , Kieron Pollard, has also played 71 T20I matches so far.

Sri Lanka and West Indies last met in 2016 at the ICC  T20 World Cup. West Indies managed to win 7 wicket win over Lankan team.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Team Combination Prediction

Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka

  • Avishka Fernando
  • Niroshan Dickwella
  • Kusal Perera(wk)
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Angelo Mathews
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Thisara Perera
  • Lasith Malinga(c)
  • Isuru Udana
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Lakshan Sandakan

West Indies

  • Lendl Simmons
  • Brandon King
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Nicholas Pooran(wk)
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Kieron Pollard(c)
  • Andre Russell
  • Fabian Allen
  • Hayden Walsh
  • Sheldon Cottrell
  • Oshane Thomas/Kesrick Williams

Team Predictions:

Sri Lanka:

In the absence of Danushka Gunathilaka wicket-keepr Niroshan Dickwella could open the innings along with Avishka Fernando in the opening game.  The likes of Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, and Dasun Shanaka are likely to take responsibility of the middle order. Lakshan Sandakan and Wanindu Hasaranga would handle the spin department for the host.

West Indies:

West Indies will try and make new opening pair for this series in the form of Brandon King along with Lendl Simmons. On the other hand, Nicholas Pooran will mostly take the gloves behind the stumps in the absence of Shai Hope. The visitors likely to go with three fast-bowling all-rounders and set to play in the eleven, West Indies could go with two spinners.


*Disclaimer: The provided team is based on the research, analysis, and prediction of the author. But, while you select your team, just consider our points mentioned and create your own team.

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