West Indies will play Sri Lanka in the second of three ODI. West Indies have already taken a 1-0 lead in the ODI series after winning the T20 series 2-1. The hosts captured the first ODI by 8 wickets with 3 overs to spare thanks to a powerful batting display by openers Evin Lewis and Shai Hope. They are likely to win the series in the second match itself, with one game remaining, due to their depth in the batting line-up and the advantage of playing on home soil.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka fought hard in the first One-Day International, losing to West Indies by eight wickets. They’re now in a must-win situation, needing two consecutive wins to take the series. Despite losing the first ODI, Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Ashen Bandara all performed admirably with the bat. They made several changes to their starting line-up, which lost them the game. There isn’t much time left in the series, so they’ll have to go all out in the second ODI to tie it up.
Antigua’s weather will be mainly sunny during the day, with 27 degrees Celsius and 67% humidity. There is no risk of precipitation during the match day.
The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium pitch is a good one for batting, with some assistance for bowlers.
Although there should be some swing early on, the batsmen should appreciate the ball coming into contact with the bat. The spinners will join the fray in the middle overs, ensuring a close battle between bat and ball.
After winning the toss, both teams will look to bat first, with 250 being a competitive total given the circumstances.
Kieron Pollard (c), Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Ashen Bandara, Oshada Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep
West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI Dream 11:
Danushka Gunathilaka (c), Shai Hope (wk), Jason Mohammed, Ashen Bandara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Fabien Allen, Alzarri Joseph, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep
Winning the toss
Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka), Shai Hope (West Indies)
Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Jason Holder (West Indies)
Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka), Kieron Pollard (West Indies)
Player of the Match
Team Scores Batting First
Sri Lanka 275+, West Indies 300+
Both teams can be inconsistent, but the West Indies seem to be a more substantial side. They have performed well on this tour. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, is struggling with its batting. The middle-order has failed miserably. With the pitch not supporting spinners, their bowling looks weak. West Indies should win the match. Let’s bet with baji.live now to enjoy the excitement of cricket!