The second game of the two-match Twenty20 International series between Sri Lanka and West Indies will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele.
The match starts at 07:00 PM local time (01:30 PM GMT) (07:00 PM IST). This match will be live on Sony Six Network. Live Streaming will be available on Sony Liv App.
Another high-scoring game should be the case when both of these sides lock horns on Friday. But, the weather might considerably change the pitch conditions, making it slow and sluggish, incase heavy rain lashes out during the day.
Average first innings score: 168 (In 21 T20Is played at the venue)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 12, N/R-3
Injury and Availability News
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Probable Playing XIs
Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (WK) Angelo Mathews, Shehan Jayasuriya, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga (C)
Bench: Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella
Brandon King, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Rovman Powell, Dwayne Bravo, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Bench: Shai Hope, Kesrick Williams, Hayden Walsh
Sri Lanka: Barring Kusal Mendis and Wanindu Hasaranga, none of the Sri Lankan batsmen got going in the last game; something they’ll hope isn’t the case on Friday. On the bowling front, Lasith Malinga, Wanindu Hasaranga will be the key.
West Indies: When you have DJ Bravo coming in at No.9, you’d be rest assured of the kind of depth that the West Indians possess. And, any of Lendl Simmons, King, Hetmyer, Pooran, Russell, Pollard, Powell could turn out to be the wrecker-in-chief on any given day. Oshane Thomas scripted history as he became the first bowler to claim five-wicket haul against the Sri Lankans. He, along with Sheldon Cottrell will once again be the key.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Lendl Simmons, Kusal Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Andre Russell
Vice-Captain – Thisara Perera, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kusal Perera, Nicolas Pooran
Batsmen – Lendl Simmons (C), Kieron Pollard, Kusal Mendis
All-Rounders- Wanindu Hasaranga (VC), Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell
Bowlers- Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga, Oshane Thomas
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kusal Perera
Batsmen – Angelo Mathews, Brandon King, Avishka Fernando, Shimron Hetmyer
All-Rounders- Andre Russell (C), Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera (VC)
Bowlers- Sheldon Cottrell, Lasith Malinga, Isuru Udana