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West Indies will lock horns with Sri Lanka in the second match of the three-match T20I series at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on 06th March.

The match will start at 03:30 AM IST. It can be viewed on Star India channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 1 in Hindi. For mobile viewers, the live streaming of the game will be available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.

Preview: West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I

This will be the second instance when West Indies will take on Sri Lanka in a T20I game in 2021. The last time the two sides met in a T20I series was in March 2020, where West Indies were dominant over Sri Lanka and won the series by 2-0.

For the upcoming T20 clash, West Indies has a 14-member squad with Chris Gayle and Lendl Simmions also being a part of it. Their squad also comprises the likes of Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard and Fabian Allen. Kieron Pollard will be leading the West Indies in the second T20 match.

When it comes to Sri Lanka, they have announced a 20-member squad for the tour. Lakmal has replaced Kumara in the T20 squad as the latter has tested positive for COVID-19. Dimuth Karunaratne will be leading the SL squad in the second T20 clash.

Pitch report

The pitch at the Coolidge Cricket Ground appears to be a balanced one, and will favor both the batsmen and the bowlers in the upcoming clash. The wicket tends to be advantageous for the chasing side, so the team winning the toss will likely be opting to bowl first.

Weather report

The weather at the Coolidge Cricket Ground is forecasted to be clear with periodic clouds on Saturday. With the temperature looming around 24 degrees Celsius, the humidity of around 78% is expected during the game.

Average first innings score

The average first innings score at the venue is 160+.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka Probable XI

West Indies Probable XI

Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard, Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Andre Fletcher, Fidel Edwards, Obed McCoy

West Indies complete squad

Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Fabien Allen, Nicholas Pooran, Fidel Edwards, Andre Fletcher, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Rovman Powell, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Kevin Sinclair, Lendl Simmons.

Sri Lanka Probable XI

Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Danushka Gunathalika, Angelo Matthews, Thisara Perara, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Surgana Lakmal

Sri Lanka complete squad

Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilake, Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Ashen Bandara, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilshan Madushanka, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Ramesh Mendis, Akila Dananajaya, Lakshan Sandakan

Wicketkeeper: Dinesh Chandimal, Nicholas Pooran

Batsmen: Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle

All-rounders: Angelo Matthews, Jason Holder

Bowlers: Fidel Edwards, Surgana Lakmal, Obed McCoy

Man of the match prediction

Jason Holder could be the man of the match in the next game.

Winner prediction

West Indies and Sri Lanka have met on 11 occasions in T20 matches. The first T20 game between the two was played June 2009, with the last being held in March 2020. In their 11 T20 clashes, West Indies has won 5 matches whereas Sri Lanka has 6 victories to its name. Speaking of their last five T20I matches, West Indies has won two games while the Lankans have failed to register a victory in any one of them. So, West Indies might have an advantage over Sri Lanka in the next match.

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Last Updated on March 2, 2021

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