SL vs WI Dream11 Match Preview: After a 25-run win in the first T20I against the hosts Sri Lanka, the West Indies will now be looking to seal the deal at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Considering that the ICC World T20 Cup is now just months away from initiation both sides will be eager to get as many wins under the best as possible in the shortest format of the game.
Date- Friday, March 7
Time- 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue- Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Avishka Fernando will be expected to open the innings alongside Kusal Perera who impressed with the bat in the first T20I. Shehan Jayasurya will be in contention of batting in at number three, while Kusal Mendis could follow at four. Angelo Matthews, Dasun Shanaka and Wanindu Hasaranga should be in charge of the late onslaught. The skipper, Lasith Malinga will be leading the bowling attack alongside, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan and Wanindu Hasaranga
Lasith Malinga (C), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (WK), Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, and Niroshan Dickwella.
Lendle Simmons and Brandon King will be persisted with to open the innings, while wicketkeeper-batsman, Nicholas Pooran comes in next at three, and Shimron Hetmeyer at four. All-rounder Andre Russell and captain Kieron Pollard would be in charge of the big-hitting in the final few overs. Oshane Thomas bagged a fifer for his side and will lead the attack alongside Sheldon Cotrell and Dwayne Bravo. Fabien Allen and Kieron Pollard can come in to bowl later to take off the pace from the ball.
Shai Hope, Brandon King, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh, Sheldon Cottrell, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williams, and Oshane Thomas.
Kusal Perera has scored 207 runs from the last seven matches with a strike rate of 132.69 for Sri Lanka
Lendl Simmons has been the man in form with the bat and has scored 266 runs from the last seven matches with an average of 66.50 and a strike rate of 156.46
Wanindu Hasarnga has scalped 10 wickets from the last eight games for Sri Lanka with an economy of 8.70
Oshane Thomas was the player of the match for his five-wicket haul in the first T20I and will be hungry for some more in the upcoming game.
Kieron Pollard can pack a punch in the middle order for West Indies. The skipper has scored 170 runs from the last seven matches with an average of 42.50 and a strike rate of 193.18
West Indies has ample quality in their locker to register yet another win.
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