West Indies vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Match Prediction, head to head, match preview.
West Indies starts their home campaign with a win this year. They totally outplayed their opponent in the first game of the three-match series. Kieron Pollard, West Indies skipper is in fine form for the West Indies. West Indies skipper hits 6 consecutive sixes to Akila Dananjaya and became only the third player to achieve this feat. Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh are the other. Lendl Simmons and Jason Holder are doing good for their team with the bat. Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis need to score some run. Gayle was in fine form in the postponed PSL6 for Quetta Gladiators. West Indies have depth in their batting line but their batters couldn’t rise at the right moment.
Jason Holder, Obed McCoy, and DJ Bravo performing well in the bowling department. West Indies bowlers restricted Sri Lanka on a below-par score in the first two games.
Sri Lanka bounced back after crushed by the West Indies in the first game of the three-match series. They improved their batting and bowling in the second game. Pathum Nissanka is in fine form as he scored 39 and 37 in the first two games. Danushka Gunathilaka returns in the form with a fine fifty in the last game. Angelo Mathew and Thisara Parera need to step up in this series decider. Danushka Gunathilaka provided some late blitz in the last game. The Sri Lankan batting unit needs to click in tandem to win the T20I series against the mighty West Indies.
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Akila Dananjaya bowled exceptionally well in the last game after being hit 6 sixes by Pollard in the first game. Wanindu Hasaranga and Lakshan Sandakan shared 6 wickets in between them in the 2nd T20I.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Playing Combinations:
West Indies Probable Playing XI:
Sri Lanka Probable Playing XI:
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Pitch and Condition:
The Coolidge Cricket Ground Antigua favoring the bowling unit in the first two matches. As the match progresses the wicket went slow down. It’s quite difficult to play their shots in the initial of the inning but after settle down you can play your shots. The average first inning total on this ground is 140-160. Rain might affect today’s game as there is a rain forecast for the 3rd T20I.
Probable Top Performers West Indies vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I:
Chris Gayle (West Indies)
It looks like Sri Lankan spinners dictated Chris Gayle in this series so far but you never know because Chris Gayle is the Universe Boss of this format. Chris Gayle scored 0 and 16 runs in the first two-game but Sri Lanka might vary Gayle’s storm in the Coolidge Cricket Ground. Gayle has played some wonderful knock in the recently postponed PSL6. It might be Gayle’s day today. If Gayle finds his sweet willow then Sri Lanka bowlers can be torn apart.
Pathum Nissanka (Sri Lanka)
Pathum Nissanka showed in the first two games why he rated very high in the Sri Lankan batting unit. Nissanka scored 37 and 39 runs in the first and second games respectively. He is the highest run-getter (76) in this series so far with a good strike rate of 133.33. Pathum Nissanka bats at the top of the batting order. He became, unfortunately, runs out in the second game of the three-match series. If he continues to bat well in the third game then Sri Lanka has a very high chances to win this series.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka head to head in T20s:
Sri Lanka and West Indies have met on 13 different occasions in T20I. Sri Lanka have a slight edge over West Indies as they’ve won 7 games whereas West Indies have won 6 games so far in T20Is.
West Indies vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Broadcast Detail:
WIvsSL Match Timings: 6:00 PM Local (March7), 3:30 AM IST (March 08)
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Match Prediction:
West Indies will win this match and win the series by 2-1.