Updated – Nov 28, 2021 1:42 pm
Sri Lanka will take on West Indies in the 2nd and Final Test match of the series which starts from Monday. Sri Lanka utilized the home conditions completely in their favour and wrapped up a convincing 187-run victory in the first Test. Their spinners took 19 wickets combined from both innings and didn’t provide any chance at all for the West Indians to make a comeback. They are leading the series 1-0 and are hopeful of making it two-nil.
West Indies, on the other hand, had no answers to Sri Lanka’s spinners. Nkrumah Bonner and Joshua Da Silva showed some resistance in the second innings, but it didn’t last long as visitors lost the match by a massive margin. They need to adapt to the spin-friendly conditions very quickly as there is not much time left in this series.
Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 2nd Test
Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle
Date & Time: November 29th-December 3rd at 10:00 AM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
A total of 31 wickets were picked up by spinners in the last Test match played here. The batters will have a tough time in the middle playing against the spin. It’s difficult to bat in the 4th innings, and hence, whoever wins the toss should bat first.
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Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Shai Hope/Jeremy Solozano, Kyle Mayers, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel
Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Dimuth Karunaratne played splendidly in the first Test against West Indies and scored 147 and 83 runs in the two innings respectively. He is having a great run for Sri Lanka this year and will look to extend the same in the last Test match.
Kraigg Brathwaite managed to score only 41 runs in the first Test. He is a capable player and has got a great temperament. He knows how to build a long inning and is expected to deliver big in this match.
Dhananjaya de Silva is an organized batter and even a handy bowler in spin-friendly conditions. He scored 62 runs and picked one wicket in the first Test.
Roston Chase was the pick of the bowlers from West Indies in the 1st innings of the last Test, where he picked up 5 crucial wickets. He was short of runs with the bat and is expected to bounce back in the final Test.
It’s tough to bat against Lasith Embuldeniya, especially on these turning tracks. He gave a hard time for the West Indies batters in the second innings of the first Test and picked up 5 wickets.
Jomel Warrican is an excellent budget pick for your fantasy teams. He has the ability to bowl long spells and will be really effective in these conditions. He picked up 5 wickets in the first Test with the best figures of 3 for 87 in an innings.
Joshua Da Silva is a big asset for the West Indies in the longest format of the game. Not only with his wicketkeeping skills, but he has also been impressive with the bat as well. Including half-century in the second innings, he accumulated 69 runs in the first Test.
Joshua Da Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kraigg Brathwaite, Nkrumah Bonner, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Roston Chase (vc), Jomel Warrican, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama
Dinesh Chandimal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Pathum Nissanka (c), Ramesh Mendis (vc), Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama
Making his comeback into the Test squad, Angelo Mathews did well to score 72 runs in the first Test. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Nkrumah Bonner fought extremely in the second innings of the first Test and scored unbeaten 68* runs. Considering his performances in the tough batting conditions, he is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Since the surface is assisting the spinners, it’s better to avoid Suranga Lakmal while making your fantasy teams.