WI VS SL MATCH PREDICTION
Apart from one T20I victory, Sri Lanka’s recent run is little to write home about. To say the least, they have lost in all of their recent away matches, and a couple of the reasons for this have been unfortunate. Putting those reasons aside, Sri Lanka has displayed flashes of brilliance, but those flashes have sadly not been enough.
Sri Lanka will take the field for the last time on this tour in an effort to earn a consolation victory over the West Indies in this continuing series. The West Indies, on the other hand, have already won the series and can experiment with their team lineup. We foresee this match to be even closer than the previous two. On March 14, 2021, the match will be held at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.
With the exception of one bad performance during this tour, the West Indies have performed admirably. They have done a good job of overcoming their lack of experience in the professional bowling department. Despite the fact that the batsmen have gotten all the attention for their impressive results, the bowlers have done an excellent job of setting up the matches for the batsmen.
West Indies’ openers have been outstanding in both of their matches so far. Shai Hope and Evin Lewis have both scored centuries in this series, and the lowest personal score for a West Indies opener is 65. Apart from the openers, Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, and Darren Bravo form an explosive middle-order for the West Indies. They also have Jason Holder and Fabian Allen, who both bring depth to the batting order without detracting from the bowling attack.
On paper, West Indies have the most full squad in the world right now. They approach the ODI game in the same manner they approach the shorter variant of the game. We haven’t seen them display any concrete weakness that Sri Lankans can exploit so far in the series. The only thing the hosts may have been concerned about before the series began was their bowling, but with how well the bowlers have performed so far, the Sri Lankans would find it difficult to get past them.
Sri Lanka has been struggling in recent years due to factors outside their grasp. Lahiru Kumara struggled to make the squad again this tour after testing positive for Covid-19. Angelo Mathews is returning home for personal reasons, despite the fact that the team is now down 2-0 in the series. They will, though, now have the services of Dasun Shanaka, who can make a significant difference in both areas of the game.
The good news for Sri Lanka is that, despite their difficulties, the players have shown great bravery and determination. We saw them win a T20I last week, but that was their only victory since December 2020. Despite a disappointing run, Sri Lanka has a lot to look forward to in the future. Danushka Gunathilaka’s two excellent knocks are promising for Sri Lanka. The rewards may not be forthcoming right now, but if he keeps batting like this, Sri Lanka will be a formidable team to overcome until all of their players are available.
Sri Lanka have a good squad on paper, even though a couple of their regular players are unavailable. While there is a lack of expertise, there is no shortage of talent or ability. Much will rely on how their batsmen, other than Gunathilaka, do in the next game. Sri Lanka can be able to pull off an upset here before returning home if they are able to participate more effectively.