Date: 12th March 2021
Time: 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
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West Indies will host Sri Lanka for the 2nd ODI of the 3-match series in Antigua on Friday. After Sri Lanka had gone off to a steady start, Pollard’s side induced a dramatic collapse in a controversial innings as Sri Lanka went from 112/1 to 230/10. The hosts hunted down the target in 47 overs with 8 wickets remaining. Coming into this contest, Karunaratne’s side will play for survival while Windies will look to seal the series.
Matches: 79 | Runs: 3399 | Avg: 53.1 | Strike Rate: 74.6 | HS: 170
Matches: 39 | Runs: 1304 | Avg: 36.2 | Strike Rate: 86.1 | HS: 133
Sri Lanka openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Danushka Gunathilaka were quite impressive in the first contest as they smashed fantastic half-centuries. They could prove to be the key players once again coming into this contest. Pathum Nissanka was unfortunately run-out on Wednesday and the talented 22-year-old would be raring to play a big knock playing at No. 3. Ashen Bandara also made a gritty fifty and could be the X-Factor in the middle-order. In the bowling department, Wanindu Hasaranga has been the most impressive bowler on the tour and is expected to be among wicket-takers on Friday.
Shai Hope was the star player in the first contest as he went on to smash his 10th ODI hundred. Jason Holder could be an interesting option in the all-rounders’ spot after an impressive outing in the series opener. Although Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard didn’t get a chance to bat, their game-changing ability needs no introduction. Both Evin Lewis and Darren Bravo played some delighful shots on Wednesday and could be in for a big score in the 2nd ODI.
Probable Playing XI
Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Mohammed, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews, Ashen Bandara, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera
Wicket-Keepers: Shai Hope, Dinesh Chandimal, Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen: Kieron Pollard, Angelo Matthews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Evin Lewis, Danushka Gunathilaka
All-Rounders: Jason Holder, Wanindu Hasaranga, Fabian Allen
Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, Dushmantha Chameera, Akeal Hosein
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