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Fantasy Cricket Tips: Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 2nd ODI

Fantasy Cricket Tips, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: It was a riveting contest between Sri Lanka and West Indies in the first ODI at Colombo. However, in a last-over thriller, hosts pip West Indies to secure a 1-wicket win to gain a decisive 1-0 lead in the three-match series. With series on the line, the visitors will hope to stage a comeback and keep the series alive with a win in the 2nd ODI.

Fantasy Cricket Tips, Weather Conditions: A mixed weather condition is set to welcome both the teams in the 2nd ODI. There are fair chances of rain during the afternoon. It will be mainly clear in the evening but with a minimal probability of rain in the second half of the game.

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Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report: The pitch at Hambantota offers a generally slow deck. The ground doesn’t support a history of high-scoring games. Batting first is a no-brainer with the pitch getting slower as the match goes on.

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Injury and availability news: 

No injury concerns from either camp. All players are fit and available for selection.

Probable Playing XI:

Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (Wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep

West Indies: Shai Shop (C), Sunil Ambris, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Nicolas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Wicket-Keeper: Shai Hope (C)

Batsman: Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis

All-rounders: Kieron Pollard, Thisara Perera, Roston Chase (VC)

Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Wicket-Keeper: Nicolas Pooran (VC)

Batsman: Avishka Fernando, Darren Bravo, Kusal Mendis

All-rounders: Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder (C), Thisara Perera

Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep

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Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks

Wicket-keeper batsman Shai Hope played a brilliant knock in the first ODI despite ending on the losing side. He would be the first name in a Fantasy playing XI for Wednesday’s encounter. Leg-spinner Waninsu Hasaranga played a match-winning knock and would definitely mad a case for his promotion in the batting order.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice
The pitch at Hambantota will assist the spinners and hence it would be logical to include more slow bowlers in the playing XI. Players like Pollard, Pooran and Perera, who failed to make any match-winning contribution might also up their game for the upcoming game.
Probable Winners:
Both the teams played a close match in the 3rd T20I. As a result, it would be difficult to predict a clear favorite to win the series. However, Australia will back them to win the T20I series.
Match Details: The second ODI of the series will be played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota on February 26. The match starts at 02:30 PM local time (02:30 PM IST/ 9:00 AM GMT). The telecast will be broadcasted live on Sony Liv app.

Kartik Bansal

An avid cricket follower

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