1st ODI West Indies vs Sri Lanka Fantasy Tips - Key Players, Probable XI & More

After a thrilling T20I series where West Indies won 2-1 over Sri Lanka, the action now shifts to 3-match ODI series.

Sayanta SenguptaAuthor

Updated - 09 March 2021 07:21 PM

1st ODI West Indies vs Sri Lanka

Match Details

Date: 10th March 2021

Time: 7:00 PM (IST)

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

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After drubbing Sri Lanka 2-1 in the recently concluded T20I series, West Indies now take on the island nation in the ODI format. While the skipper of West Indies remains the same, Sri Lanka will be led by Dimuth Karunaratne in the 50-over format. Sri Lanka were led by stand-in skipper Angelo Matthews in the T20I series.

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West Indies were a tough juggernaut in the T20 series and they won the series 2-1 against Sri Lanka. The first match saw some amazing fireworks as Kieron Pollard struck 6 gigantic sixes in an over by Akila Dananjaya. Incidentally Dananjaya had taken a hattrick in that very match a over prior. Veterans Chris Gayle and Fidel Edwards were not as effective as they used to be during their heydays and they aren’t a part of the ODI squad.

Sri Lanka on the other hand, need an effective plan to tackle the vicious batting-lineup of West Indies. If they can find some loopholes, then Sri Lanka will have found their winning ingredients. Their biggest positive will be the return of skipper Dimuth Karunaratne. Dasun Shanaka will also be a part of the ODI squad and is expected to be in the starting 11.

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Probable Playing XI

West Indies:

Kieron Pollard (C), Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd, Kevin Sinclair, Akeal Hosein

Sri Lanka:

Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal

Best 14

Wicket-Keepers: Shai Hope, Dinesh Chandimal

Batsmen: Kieron Pollard, Angelo Matthews, Dimuth karunaratne, Darren Bravo

All-Rounders: Jason Holder, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera

Bowlers: Suranga Lakmal, Kevin Sinclair, Alzarri Joseph, Nuwan Pradeep

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