The first T20I between West Indies and Sri Lanka will take place at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on Thursday.
West Indies Team Updates:
West Indies are back in T20I action after a disappointing series loss against New Zealand.
They will be looking to return to winning ways as they kickstart their preparations for the ICC T20 World Cup.
While Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo will add some much-needed balance to the side, Chris Gayles return boosts the Windies already-strong batting unit
Evin Lewis and Andre Fletcher will probably open the inning for the West Indies team.
Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C) will form the middle order.
Rovman Powell, Jason Holder will take care of the lower order.
Kieron Pollard will lead the West Indies team as a Captain. He is also good Alrounder.
Nicholas Pooran will do the wicket keeping for West Indies team.
Akeal Hosein will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Obed McCoy and Dwayne Bravo will lead the pace attack of the team.
Sri Lanka Team Updates:
Sri Lanka are coming off after a test series loss against England.
With the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga and Thisara Perera and Angelo being back in the t20 side, SL will be hoping for a better result.
Danushka Gunathilaka and Oshada Fernando will probably open the inning for the Sri Lanka team. Both are well known inning openers.
Dinesh Chandimal (WK), Angelo Mathews (C), Thisara Perera will take care of the middle order.
Niroshan Dickwella, Wanindu Hasaranga will form the lower order of the team.
Angelo Mathews will lead the Sri Lanka team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman.
Niroshan Dickwella will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his Sri Lanka team.
Lakshan Sandakan and Wanindu Hasaranga will lead the spin attack of the team.
Asitha Fernando and Nuwan Pradeep will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Head to Head:
West Indies: 5 Won Sri Lanka: 6 Won
Looking at the Head to Head records of both the teams, It seems a fair competition as SL have just won 1 game more than WI.Winning Predictions
West Indies team is looking very dangerous with the inclusion of players Universe Boss in the batting unit, They are expected to take lead of 1-0
In wicket keeping, both the wicket keepers are good. However Dinesh Chandimal will be better choice.
Top order batsman may play major role on this pitch.
Cap Choices: C Gayle, Nicolas Pooran
VC Choices: Wanindu Hasranga, Angelo Mathews
West Indies Squad :
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran(WK), Kieron Pollard(C), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Dwayne-Bravo, Kevin Sinclair, Obed McCoy, Fidel Edwards, Rovman Powell, Andre Fletcher(WK), Akeal Hosein