The first T20I match of West Indies tour of Sri Lanka, 2020, is scheduled at the Pallekele Cricket Stadium – Kandy, Sri Lanka, on March 4th. The live telecast will begin from 07:00 PM local time (01:30 PM GMT) (07:00 PM IST).
PREVIEW FOR DREAM11 FANTASY
After being blanked 0-3 in the ODI series, West Indies will be hoping for a quick turnaround of fortunes as the tour heads into the twenty-over format.
Sri Lanka has not had a good time of late in the game’s twenty-over format. Since last year, they have played 15 T20 internationals out of which they have won 4, lost ten and tied1. They have won only one of their previous seven bilateral T20I series
On the match day, the weather forecasted to be partly cloudy. The daytime temperature is going to reach 34 °c, and the temperature is going to dip to 20 °c at night. It will be dry with no precipitation.
Traditionally, the pitch at Pallekele is perfect for batting, and the final ODI on Sunday was proof of that where both the teams scored over 300 runs. 167 is the average first-innings score in this ground in T20Is.
INJURY AND AVAILABILITY NEWS
There was no injury update from any player.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF SRI LANKA
Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera/Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga (C), Lahiru Kumara
Bench: Shehan Jayasuriya, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF WEST INDIES
Shai Hope/Brandon King, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Rovman Powell/Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell
Bench: Shai Hope/Brandon King, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williams
Sri Lanka – Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Lasith Malinga
West Indies – Andre Russell, Shai Hope, Dwayne Bravo
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain – Kusal Mendis, Nicolas Pooran, Andre Russell
Vice-Captain – Wanindu Hasaranga, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo
DREAM11 TEAM FOR SRI LANKA VS WEST INDIES
|BATSMEN||ALL ROUNDER||WICKET KEEPER||BOWLER|
|Shimron Hetmyer||Andre Russell||Nicolas Pooran||Lasith Malinga|
|Lendl Simmons||Wanindu Hasaranga||Isuru Udana|
|Avishka Fernando||Dwayne Bravo||Hayden Walsh|
*Disclaimer: A team here is picked based on the perception, analysis, and gut feeling of the author. When you select your team, analyze the points mentioned to arrive at your own decision.*
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