Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd T20I – 6/3/2020

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March 06, 2020
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
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Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd T20I Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 6/3/2020

Sri Lanka were unable to continue the dominance they gathered in the preceding ODI series, as the West Indies won the first T20I earlier this week.

In a T20 World Cup year, the men from the Caribbean showed just why they are the tournament’s two-time champions – and will look to complete a series win on Friday.

We have some free cricket betting tips, all the latest news and more, as Kieron Pollard and Lasith Malinga’s men go again in Pallekele.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd T20I – Match Preview

Where: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy

When: Friday, 6 March 2020

Start Time: 19:00 (IST), 13:30 (GMT)

Pitch conditions: This venue is a favourite for teams who bat first, as historically the side chasing a total have come up short here. This showed in the series opener, too. Sri Lanka have won just two of their last five T20Is at this venue.

Weather conditions: There is an 80 percent chance of rain in Pallekele on Friday, but it’s seasonal and might just blow through. Typically hot and humid conditions are expected otherwise, with a high of 33 degrees Celsius.


Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd T20I – Latest Odds

Sri Lanka and the West Indies are priced at 2.10 and 1.72, respectively, in the latest odds to win this second T20I. The Windies are odds-on favourites here after their win in the series opener, even if the conditions are more foreign to them than the hosts. Take a look at their Player of the Match and player performance markets as well.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd T20I – Team News

Sri Lanka certainly need more from Shehan Jayasuriya and Kusal Mendis, who each collected a duck in the series opener. This made for a poor performance from the middle-order, which also requires better from Dasun Shanaka and Angelo Mathews. There probably isn’t enough cause for alarm for Sri Lanka to make several changes, but they might consider getting Niroshan Dickwella back into the XI.

The West Indies won’t likely make any changes. Oshane Thomas spearheaded the bowling, while Lendl Simmons led the batting in the first T20I. Theirs were not standalone acts, though, with plenty of players in support. The all-seam attacked worked once, so perhaps they will try it again, unless Hayden Walsh Jr. or Fabien Allen are brought in.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies T20I Squads

Sri Lanka West Indies
 Lasith Malinga (captain) Kieron Pollard (captain)
Avishka Fernando Fabian Allen
Kusal Perera Dwayne Bravo
Shehan Jayasuriya Sheldon Cottrell
Niroshan Dickwella Shimron Hetmyer
Kusal Mendis Shai Hope
Angelo Mathews Brandon King
Asitha Fernando Nicholas Pooran
Thisara Perera Rovman Powell
Dasun Shanaka Andre Russell
Wanindu Hasaranga Lendl Simmons
Lakshan Sandakan Oshane Thomas
Isuru Udana Hayden Walsh Jr.
Lahiru Kumara Kesrick Williams

Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd T20I – Betting Tips and Prediction

Thomas and Simmons showcased the West Indies’ ability with ball and bat, respectively, in Pallekele earlier this week. Will they do it again or perhaps there are other options to look at in the best cricket betting tips for this second match? The cricket prediction stakes will certainly be higher, for a shorter period of time, if rain comes into play.

Wanindu Hasaranga top of the pops

Sri Lanka have a real gem in leg-spinning all-rounder Hasaranga. He showed in the first match, with the bat especially, what a valuable asset he is to the team. Opposition batters often chase leg-spinners, but his wile and guile is frequently good enough to outdo them. You can bet on Hasaranga via bet365 to be Sri Lanka’s top bowler, top batsman or Player of the Match at 4.50, 26.00 and 17.00, receptively. Those are quite long odds in the batting category, but well worth it if he comes to the crease after another collective failure from the middle-order.

Oshane all over again

The big, bulky Thomas was bullish on a belter of a track in the first T20I. He needed just three overs to complete his five-for. The West Indies may well go into the second fixture with an all-seam attack again. There will be plenty of competition for Thomas to be their top bowler again. He is priced at 4.00 for a repeat showing, but you can also get Sheldon Cottrell and Kesrick Williams at 4.33 and 4.50, respectively. Williams didn’t play in the first game, but might crack the nod amid rotation of the seamers here.

Best Bet: Wanindu Hasaranga to be top bowler for Sri Lanka at 4.50 with bet365

Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2nd T20I - FAQs

⚡ Who won the first T20I between Sri Lanka and West Indies?

The West Indies won the first match by 25 ruins, after a half-century from batsman Lendl Simmons and five wickets from fast bowler Oshane Thomas.

⚡ How can I bet on Sri Lanka vs West Indies?

Many online cricket bookies in India have markets for the series between Sri Lanka and the West Indies. Read one or more of our helpful reviews about these cricket betting websites. Details about banking methods in rupees are particularly helpful.

⭐ When did the West Indies win the T20 World Cup?

The T20 World Cup was named the World Twenty20 at the time. But the West Indies won the tournament in 2012 and again in 2016. They are the reigning champions.

⭐ Who is Sri Lanka's T20I captain?

Lasith Malinga is the Sri Lankan T20I captain. Dimuth Karunaratne leads them in ODI cricket. Angelo Mathews used to captain them, but no longer. He is in the squad, though.