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West Indies vs. Sri Lanka 2021

3rd T20I – Mon, 8th March

West Indies and their Blend:

West Indies will hope to wrap up the series with a win on Sunday despite failing the preceding game. With a great mixture of youth and experience, the West Indies look prepared for the long heave as they assemble towards their guard of the ICC T20 World Cup later this year. They enter into this match as the clear-cut favourites.

West Indies won’t bother on the loss much, partially because there is so much excellence in their line-up that it’s impractical to rule out a comeback in even the most desperate circumstances.

Possible playing XI: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Kevin Sinclair, Kieron Pollard (C), Obed McCoy, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran (WK), and Fidel Edwards.

Sri Lanka To Spin Web:

Despite the West Windies taking to a win in the first match, Sri Lanka came back with a feisty performance to level the series in the next. While their openers Pathum Nissanka and Danushka Gunathilaka, have astounded, their spin bowlers have robbed the show. Wanindu Hasaranga has been outstanding, particularly against the likes of Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran.

It may appear like this is how Sri Lanka would win, but it isn’t, indeed. Sri Lanka hasn’t had a tremendous limited-overs spin line-up for years. While Hasaranga is evidently the crucial matchwinner among them, Sandakan and Dananjaya also have considerable strengths – especially the capability to bowl tricky overs.

Possible playing XI: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Wanindu Hasaranga, Angelo Mathews (C), Thisara Perera/Kamindu Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashen Bandara, Lakshan Sandakan, and Akila Dhananjaya.   

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

The third T20I between Sri Lanka and West Indies will be played at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on Sunday.

Another fairly low-scoring game gestures at the Coolidge Cricket Ground on Sunday, as the wicket has aided the bowlers.

The likes of Akila Dhananjaya and Wanindu Hasaranga have caused havoc in the last games. Run scoring has been more straightforward against the new ball, although a little swing could be on a bid for the pace bowlers.

Wickets in hand could be vital, as the surface is likely to slow down as the match continues. Both sides will look to bat first on winning the toss, with 145-155 runs expected to be standard at this venue.

Low Scores Yet Again:

Despite the win, Sri Lanka is the tiny fry ahead of the match. Their young-gazing roster is highly competent at thrashing the Windies. But playing in home conditions encourages the odds in West Indies’ favour yet again.

Consequently, as the picks, the West Indies enter this match at the odds of 1.27 while the visitors are 3.45. The West Indies’ tangible blend of experience makes them intense and electrifying. We reckon if Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran are due for big knocks.