Date & Time: Wednesday, March 04, 19:00 IST
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka
A crucial series for the defending T20 World Cup champions, West Indies.
After a one-sided contest in ODI format of the game, the action moves to the shortest format. Both the teams have enough superstars on their side to put fans on the edge of their seats. Sri Lanka enters the game as favourites but the firepower of the West Indies makes it a worthy watching event.
SRI LANKA – Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara
WEST INDIES – Lendl Simmons, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, Fabien Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh, Kesrick Williams
Traditionally, Pallekele surface often helped batsmen go with their shots on the rise. The average score at this venue is 167 and teams batting first enjoyed success. Stats show that batting second at this venue backfired with teams chasing the target only six times in 20 games.
The fiery all-rounder all set to play for West Indies after a long time and would like to make things fall in place for them. Besides that, he has a PPM of 65.2 and an MDTA of 1 in the last 5 matches.
Kusal Perera has always been the side’s best batsman in the show. Most likely, he would like to repeat similar stuff for Sri Lanka. He has a PPM of 64.2 and an MDTA of 1.67 in the last 5 matches.
Another match-winning all-rounder, who will be the cynosure of eyes during the contest. His big hitting capability can change the complexion of the game. He has a PPM of 45.4 and an MDTA of 2.5 in the last 5 matches.