June 5, 2018
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WI vs SL Dream11 Predictions 1st Test | WI vs SL Team News

By Yash Mittal

WI vs SL Dream11 Predictions

Windies vs Sri Lanka Test series 2018 Dream11 Match Predictions | 1st Test

After a gap of almost two years, Sri Lanka will square off against the Windies in the first of the three-Test series starting Wednesday, June 6th, at the iconic Port of Spain. Having won two of their last completed 5-day matches, the 3-match rubber offers a chance for the island nation to script history and win their maiden Test series on the Caribbean island.

As for the hosts, this will be their first Test of the year, having played their last game against New Zealand, way back in December 2017. While they n-did not manage to win a single Test in New Zealand, the Windies over the course of a year have shown glimpses of their talent, none better than Shai Hope, who scored twin hundreds against England last year in Headingley to script a memorable five-wicket win for his team.

Where: Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad

When: June 06 2018, 7:30 PM IST

WI vs SL Team News:

  • In a major selection move, Windies selectors recalled Left-handed batsman Devon Smith in the site after the cricketer spent the last three years in the wilderness. The Grenadian batsmen amassed 1095 runs at an average of 84.23 in the Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day tournament, to earn the call-up.
  • Uncapped keeper-batsman Jahmar Hamilton has been included in the squad after a string of impressive performances against England Lions.
  • Sunil Ambris, Jermaine Blackwood, Alzarri Joseph and Raymon Reifer have also been dropped after a lackluster New Zealand tour.
  • For Sri Lanka, Dhananjaya de Silva has joined the squad after the untimely death of his father and is expected to feature in the Playing 11.

WI vs SL Squads:

Windies: Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jamar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Devon Smith

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Mahela Udawatte, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando

WI vs SL Playing 11:

WI-

Wicket-keeper: Shane Dowrich

Batsmen: Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Powell

All-rounders: Jason Holder (c), Roston Chase, Devendra Bishoo

Bowlers: Kemar Roach, Miguel Cummins/Gabriel

SL-

Wicket-keeper: Niroshan Dickwella

Batsmen: Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Roshen Silva

All-rounders: Dhananjay de Silva, Dilruwan Perera (Doubt: Angelo Matthews)

Bowlers: Rangana Herath, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya (Doubt: Kasun Rajitha)

WI vs SL Key Players

Shai Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite have been the bedrock of the Windies batting-unit and would hold key against Sri Lanka.

On the bowling front duo of Roach and Cummins are primed to lead the attack.

For the Lankans, skipper Dinesh Chandimal warmed up with a scintillating hundred (108) in the practice match, along with Dickwella (74) in the batting department, while Lahiru Kumara (3-47) and Dananjaya (3-46) claimed three wickets each.

WI vs SL Dream11 Team

Yash Mittal

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