Sri Lanka vs West Indies – 3rd One-Day International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Sri Lanka vs West Indies taking place? Sunday 1st March, 2020 – 09:00 (UK)

Where is Sri Lanka vs West Indies taking place? Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

What is the expected weather for Sri Lanka vs West Indies? 32c with sunshine and cloudy intervals

What channel is Sri Lanka vs West Indies on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Sri Lanka vs West Indies? This match will be streamed live on Betfair!

Where can I get tickets for Sri Lanka vs West Indies? Tickets for this match can be purchased here!

LAST MEETING
Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 161 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

SRI LANKA

  • Sri Lanka hammered the West Indies in the second one-day international on Wednesday by a massive 161 runs as after losing two wickets in the third over of their innings, they bounced back to post a stunning 345/8 which proved far too much for the tourists.
  • Kusal Mendis and Avishka Fernando put on an outstanding third-wicket stand of 239 with both scoring centuries at a run-a-ball or quicker, setting the platform for the total and ultimately the victory.
  • After sealing the series last time out, there is a chance that Sri Lanka will make a couple of changes to give an opportunity to some of the other players in the squad and Lahiru Kamara is in pole position to come into the bowling attack.

WEST INDIES

  • West Indies were comprehensively outplayed on Wednesday despite winning the toss and taking two early wickets but they contrived to concede 345 and they struggled to even come close to the lofty target set by the hosts.
  • Once again Shai Hope was the only batsman to make a substantial innings as he opened with another half century but those around continue to struggle to build a significant innings and the regular wickets prevented them from ever coming close in the run chase.
  • With nothing left to play for other than pride in this final one-day international, they may decide to make a couple of rotations so Brandon King, Rovman Powell and Romario Shepherd will all be hoping for a chance to impress.

THE PREDICTION

While the first match in this one-day series went down to the wire, the second was a complete blowout as Sri Lanka dominated the tourists to seal the series. That match was the third time in their last four meetings that Sri Lanka have scored 330 or more against the Windies and they clearly enjoy playing against them. They have now beaten them in eight of their last nine meetings and have to be favoured to extend that superb record against a deflated Windies side.

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