West Indies will play Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International series. All of the ODI matches in this series will be played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. The West Indies will boost in confidence after winning the T20I series 2-1. They may have lost their previous ODI series to Bangladesh 0-3, but most of their senior players were not on the trip. Kieron Pollard will lead the team, and they are predicted to win the first match of the series.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka hasn’t played an ODI since the COVID-19 pandemic. They last played an ODI series in March 2020, when they defeated a visiting West Indian side 3-0. Sri Lanka has won their last five ODI matches against the West Indies, which will give them a big boost heading into the ODI series. Dimuth Karunaratne, the team’s skipper, has returned to lead the ODI and Test matches team.
Antigua’s weather will be partly cloudy, with temperatures ranging from 26-27 degrees Celsius and a humidity of 68%. There is a minimal chance of precipitation for this match.
The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is supposed to have a decent batting surface. The batsmen can enjoy the ball landing nicely on the bat. With the pitch will probably slow down as the match progresses, both teams will need wickets in hand. After winning the toss, batting first will be the best choice, with anything over 260 being a competitive total at the venue.
Kieron Pollard (c), Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Niroshen Dickwella (wk), Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Wanindu Hasaranga, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Danushka Gunathilaka/Pathum Nissanka
West Indies vs Sri Lanka Dream 11:
Shai Hope (c&wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Jason Holder, Thisara Perera, Akeal Hosein, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera
Winning the toss
Chris Gayle (West Indies), Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka)
Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Niroshan Dickwella (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match
Team Scores Batting First
West Indies 200+, Sri Lanka 175+
Sri Lanka won 3-0 against West Indies in the previous ODI series, but the West Indies are on home soil this time with a stronger playing XI, and the hosts are favourites as a result. The West Indies won the T20i series and are hoping to continue their winning streak in this series. Let’s support your favourite cricket team at baji.live now!