West Indies v Sri Lanka 1st T20I – 03/03/2021

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March 03, 2021
Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
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WI v SL 1st T20I – Cricket Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 03/03/2021

The West Indies and Sri Lanka will play the first match of their three-T20I series. It’s the reigning T20 World Cup champions against the 2014 winners.

Discover our free cricket betting tips. Our experts also give you valuable information about how to bet on the match with the best Indian cricket betting sites.

West Indies v Sri Lanka 1st T20I Betting Tips
Best Bet Chris Gayle to be the top West Indies batsman at 3.75 with bet365
Value Bet Suranga Lakmal to be the top Sri Lanka bowler at 5.0 with 22Bet
Next Best Bet West Indies to have the highest opening partnership at 1.85 with 1xBet

West Indies v Sri Lanka 1st T20I – Match Preview

The last four head-to-head meetings between these two teams have brought victory for the West Indies. Sri Lanka have not beaten the Windies in this format since 2015.

Where: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua

When: Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Start time: 03:30 IST, next day (22:00 GMT)

Pitch conditions: This will be the first time the Coolidge stadium hosts a T20I. Plenty of Super50 Cup fixtures were played here recently, with the last few bringing victory for the team batting first. The spinners could get some extra bounce here.

Weather conditions: There is a slight chance of rain in Antigua on Wednesday, but probably not enough to limit play. Otherwise, hot and dry conditions are expected, with high humidity levels.

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West Indies v Sri Lanka 1st T20I – Latest Odds

Parimatch were among the first Indian cricket betting sites to have outright match markets available for this series. It’s good how early they get these live.

Bet on the West Indies as favourites at 1.42 or the Sri Lankan underdogs at 2.82. This could be a good time to bet on an early upset from the tourists.

West Indies v Sri Lanka 1st T20I – Team News

  • Chris Gayle – The big-hitting West Indian is back after a two-year international break and targeting a berth in the West Indies squad for the T20 World Cup
  • Fidel Edwards – The West Indies fast bowler hasn’t played international cricket for nine years. He was most recently involved in the Abu Dhabi T10.
  • Akeal Hosein – The Windies spinner has been rewarded with T20I inclusion after several outstanding performances at domestic level.
  • Angelo Mathews – The veteran all-rounder is Sri Lanka’s stand-in T20I captain for now, after Dasun Shanaka’s arrival in the Caribbean was delayed.
  • Lahiru Kumara – The Sri Lankans will miss the fast bowler’s presence. He has been ruled out of the tour due to illness.

West Indies v Sri Lanka 1st T20I – Betting Tips and Prediction

Here are more cricket betting tips for your consideration. These predictions include generous odds and could help you make wiser decisions.

Go for Gayle as Top West Indies Batsman

It’s going to be really good to see Chris Gayle in West Indies colours again for the first time in two years. He’s been bossing domestic T20 leagues around the world since.

Gayle is a solid pick at 3.75 with bet365 to be the top batsman for the hosts. He’ll go into this match on the back of some big knocks in the Pakistan Super League and Abu Dhabi T10.

Bet on Lakmal as Sri Lanka’s Top Bowler

Suranga Lakmal is one of the more experienced bowlers playing for Sri Lanka at the moment. He’s going to need all his insight and talent to overcome an imposing opposition order here.

Bet on Lakmal to be the top Sri Lankan bowler at 5.0 with 22Bet. He’s really good at adjusting his lines and lengths according to foreign conditions.

Back West Indies for Highest Opening Stand

Gayle will likely open the batting with Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis or Andre Fletcher. Sri Lanka have Niroshan Dickwella and other options at the top of the order.

No matter the combinations, the home side are looking the best placed to have the highest opening partnership. 1xBet have the chances of this happening offered at 1.85. This could offer decent value.

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The West Indies and Sri Lanka will open their T20I series on Wednesday, 3 March 2021. The match is due to start at 03:30 IST, next day (22:00 GMT).

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