At the halfway point of the competition, and practically every match from here on out will be crucial in terms of qualifying possibilities. Two teams have already qualified for the next round. The competition for the other two remaining berths is becoming tighter with each encounter. Betting in India is in full flow at present.
West Indies and Sri Lanka are prepared to square off in a Group 1 match that will have a significant influence on the group’s final rankings. The match between the two teams will take place on November 4, 2021, at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Both teams will want to perform well with the cricket bat and win this match.
Beginning with a pair of straight losses, West Indies will be keen to fix the difficulties they have in this forthcoming encounter, which may be described as a bit easier than their last league games. West Indies are still very much in the competition, and they will most certainly give it their all to win this one.
West Indies are now ranked fifth with a dreadful net run rate of -1.538, which they will need to improve if they are to advance to the next round. They are coming off a tough three-run victory over Bangladesh in their last encounter and will need to perform much better in this next match to keep their prospects alive.
West Indies rejigged their lineup before the last encounter, and it paid off handsomely. The introduction of Jason Holder worked wonders, as he not only played an important role with the ball but also batted well, propelling West Indies to a fighting total. Another factor for the West Indies’ strong performance against Bangladesh was the excellent death-overs bowling of Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, and Andre Russell, all of whom did not give anything away.
With Roston Chase back in the lineup, the West Indies batting order seems to be much more prepared and balanced. Having said that, Windies’ execution in the last encounter was still lacking, and we anticipate them to do much better in this match. Windies will be a difficult team to beat if players like Gayle, Lewis, and Hetmyer perform to their full ability.
Sri Lanka is presently sixth in the Group 1 points table, having won just one of their four matches. They can only go up to third place from here, and qualifying is out of the question. After putting up a fantastic performance in their first match, the Lankan Lions suffered their third straight loss of the competition.
They are now not just short on points, but also have a very low net run rate. Despite their previous dismal performance, Sri Lanka will not be dissatisfied. Coming out of the Group Stage, the Lankans have punched much above their weight and discovered some incredible potential.
Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, and Dushyanth Chameera have all excelled and will be crucial in this forthcoming encounter. The key to Sri Lanka’s chances, though, will be Wanindu Hasaranga, who has excelled in all sectors of the game.
Overall, Sri Lanka has a good side, but their lack of experience has not benefited them, as they have often failed to finish the crucial moments to their favour. If they can keep their cool in this forthcoming encounter, Sri Lanka will be heavy favourites to win against this indecisive Windies team.
Sri Lanka and West Indies have faced each other in 14 T20I’s and each of them have won 7 T20I’s.
Despite the fact that the West Indies are higher on the ladder and still in business, Sri Lanka has not been a weaker side than the Caribbean side. This is a fight of equals, and the team who can bear the pressure the best will win. When comparing the two teams on paper, West Indies is the clear winner on all fronts. Having said that, the circumstances have been good for spinners, and Sri Lanka has performed well. Given all of this, as well as the previous performances of the two teams, West Indies look to be the somewhat superior side to win this forthcoming battle. Back the Windies to get a big victory here.
Date and Time:
November 4, 2021 (Tuesday), 7:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi