Fantasy Cricket Tips, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 1st ODI: The international cricket season is in full swing at the moment as a new series between Sri Lanka and West Indies will soon get underway in the Asian island. Both the teams will look to improve their record in 50 overs cricket as they have not been up to the mark ever since their key players retired.
West Indies were hit by the T20 leagues as the likes of Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo no longer care for the ODI cricket level. They only prefer to turn up at the big tournaments hence, West Indies will not be at their full strength in this series.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Conditions
There is some bad news in store for the cricket fans as the rain gods may cause interruptions during this game. There is an 80 percent chance of rain on the matchday however, the temperature will stay above the 30 degrees mark.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Report
The conditions in Sri Lanka have always been helpful to the slower bowlers. However, the fast bowlers may get some help if the conditions get cloudy. As the sun won’t come out, the batsmen will have a tough day in the office.
Average first innings score: 205
(The stadium has hosted 60 ODIs)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 30, Lost – 23
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and Availability
All the players are expected to be available.
Probable Playing XIs:
Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan
Bench – Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Kumara
Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Sunil Ambris, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen
Bench – Nicholas Pooran, Hayden Walsh, Romario Shepherd
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks
Vice-Captain – Isuru Udana, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera
Keeper – Shai Hope (c)
Batters – Darren Bravo, Dimuth Karunaratne (vc), Avishka Fernando, Angelo Mathews
All-Rounders – Kieron Pollard, Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowlers – Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph, Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2
Keeper – Kusal Perera (vc)
Batters – Darren Bravo (c), Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Brandon King
All-Rounders – Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder
Bowlers – Sheldon Cottrell, Nuwan Pradeep, Keemo Paul, Fabian Allen
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Tips
It would be better to opt for the slower batsmen in this game. The conditions will be tough for batting hence, it would be good to crown Darren Bravo or Shai Hope is the team captain. Besides, even the spinners could prove to be game-changers here.
West Indies will be the favorites to win this match as the match is likely to be shortened due to rain.