World T20 Cup Match 35 Fantasy Tips: West Indies vs Sri Lanka – Key Players, Probable XI and More

While West Indies are the defending champions and are the only team to have lifted the Cup more than once and were even said to be the favourites by some experts, so far it hasn't quite been their campaign.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 3 November 2021 6:02 pm

Match Details

Date: November 4, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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Preview:

West Indies and Sri Lanka will face off in match number 35 of World T20 Cup at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Both the teams have had a miserable start to the competition and while they may not reach the semifinals from here, they might still have a point or two to prove at the world stage. While West Indies are the defending champions and are the only team to have lifted the cup more than once and were even said to be the favourites by some experts, so far it hasn't quite been their campaign. Sri Lanka did manage to reach the Super 12 round after qualifying from the Round 1 games but there is clearly still a distance they need to cover to consistently compete at this level.

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Analysis:

Omitting Wanindu Hasaranga in the current form would be too big a risk to take and hence he could be the first pick in the Fantasy XI for this match and may well be the captain or the vice-captain choice. The gamble pick for this match has to be that of Chris Gayle who hasn't fired but has got just one game as an opener which is where he has batted most of his life. Kusal Perera, Nicholas Pooran are the options to be considered among the wicketkeepers while Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Evin Lewis have been in form with the bat. Another player who can divide opinions is Kieron Pollard who hasn't yet fired but on his day can contribute with the bat as well as take catches and wickets. Jason Holder, Dasun Shanaka are the other all-round options along with Andre Russell. Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Akeal Hosein are the bowlers who can be considered for a place in the Fantasy XI.

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Probable Playing XI

West Indies:

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul

Sri Lanka:

Kusal Perera (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara

People's Pick:

Best 14:

Wicketkeepers: Kusal Perera, Nicholas Pooran

Batters: Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard

All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Dasun Shanaka

Bowlers: Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Akeal Hosein

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