Starting on Monday, the West Indies will play Sri Lanka in the second and final Test of the two-match Test series. The series will be decided in this match, as the first Test ended in a draw. The West Indies batsman did an excellent job on the fifth day of the first Test, batting the whole day. All of the outcomes seemed probable at one stage, but West Indies decided to play it safe and settle for a draw. For his incredible batting performance on the Test’s final day, Nkrumah Bonner was named player of the match. In both the batting and bowling unit, they have a lot of space for growth.
Despite giving the hosts a first-innings lead in the first Test, visitors in Sri Lanka batted brilliantly in their second innings to set a target of 375. Sri Lanka’s match savers were Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Pathum Nissanka. After being dismissed early in both innings of the previous game, captain Dimuth Karunaratne will have to lead by example in this match.
The first three days will be partly cloudy, with a maximum temperature of 28 degrees Celsius, and the next two days will be sunny. Humidity levels are at an average of 68%. There is no risk of precipitation in this match.
In Antigua, a competitive pitch awaits, with some assistance for the bowlers. Aside from the extra bounce and swing for the pacers early on, this surface has plenty to keep the spinners interested.
As the game progresses, the pitch should slow down, but once the batsmen are in, they should find value in their shots. After winning the toss, both teams will look to bat first.
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Joshua Da Silva (wk), John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Kemar Roach, Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Jermaine Blackwood
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Oshada Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Embuldeniya, Dushmantha Chameera
West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Dream 11:
Kyle Mayers (c), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shannon Gabriel, Lasith Embuldeniya
Winning the toss
Pathum Nissanka (Sri Lanka), Nkrumah Bonner (West Indies)
Lasith Embuldeniya (Sri Lanka), Jason Holder (West Indies)
Niroshan Dickwella (Sri Lanka), Jermaine Blackwood (West Indies)
Player of the Match
Team Scores Batting First
Sri Lanka 235+, West Indies 250+
We expect another tight game in Antigua, and it will be important to see if players at this stage like Bonner, Mayers, and Nissanka continue to succeed. If there is to be a winner, we assume West Indies’ greater penetration with Roach and Holder’s ball could be the difference between winning and losing the game. We’re going for a West Indies win to complete a clean sweep of Sri Lanka in all formats. Let’s bet with baji.live now to win BIG!