Fantasy Cricket Tips, Sri Lanka Vs West Indies, Second T20I: West Indies stamped their World Champions tag with a thumping 25-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first T20I game of the series. They were clinical with their performance in all three departments. Openers started it off scoring 58 runs in the powerplay. Lendl Simmons (67) anchored the innings with supports from Brandon King (33), Andre Russell (35), and Kieron Pollard (34). With the ball, Oshane Thomas wreaked havoc with a five-wicket haul. Kusal Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga tried their bit. But the chase of 197 seemed too much for the home team. They would love to improve their performance in the second T20I to draw the series. While the visitors would want to win the series and build the momentum for their title defense later this year.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Condition/Report:
Heavy rains have been forecasted for the day. The game will have rain interruptions and it is unlikely that we could get a full 40-over game.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Condition/Report:
The pitch at the Pallekele International Stadium has been a batsmen-friendly one. The pitch offered for the first game had good bounce which encouraged the batsmen to go for their shots. The surface for this game will be no different.
Average first innings score: 184 (Last five T20I matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3
Injury and Availability: All players are fit and available for selection
Probable Playing XIs:
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Lakshan Sandakan
Bench – Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando,
West Indies: Lendl Simmons, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Rovman Powell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell
Bench – Shai Hope, Kesrick Williams, Hayden Walsh
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks
Andre Russell came back from injury and made an instant impact scoring 35 off 14 balls. Nicholas Pooran will also be a dangerous player for the West Indies. For Sri Lanka, it is Lasith Malinga who will be key with the new ball and at the death. Kusal Perera showed his capabilities in the first game and would be happy to continue it in this game as well.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran, Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando
Vice-Captain – Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.1:
Keeper – Nicholas Pooran, Kusal Perera
Batters – Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Lendl Simmons (VC), Avishka Fernando
All-Rounders – Andre Russell (C), Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers – Oshane Thomas, Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2:
Keeper – Kusal Perera (C), Nicholas Pooran (VC)
Batters – Lendl Simmons, Brandon King, Kusal Mendis
All-Rounders – Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Thisara Perera
Bowlers – Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Lasith Malinga
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice
Both teams possess many T20 match-winners, who have played all over the world. Fantasy players would have picked these players for teams in various leagues. Picking them would be a no-brainer, but finding the right balance in the fantasy squad is necessary. Use these fantasy cricket tips and try to pick a winning fantasy playing 11.
With the weather forecast looking bleak, rain might play spoilsport. If the game is shortened, then its advantage – West Indies.