Sri Lanka vs West Indies T20I series 2020 – 2nd T20
Second and last meeting of the series of two T20I matches between Sri Lanka and West Indies is going to be played at the same venue, PICS, Kandy.
West Indies Tour of Sri Lanka History
Overall, the teams met each other on 10 occasions. West Indies won four times, whereas, Sri Lanka won remaining 6 games.
When West Indies visited Sri Lanka, the teams played 5 matches, and the visitors won three times, and two victory for the host.
Victory brings points:
Result of the second match will not bother visiting team’s current position in case of defeat, but the team will lose two points, but in case of victory, the team will gain only a point but improve the position by one rank. If the home team will win, then the team will gain two points and in case of defeat, the team will lose just a point, But in any case, the team will stay on the current position.
Weather forecast of the Kandy shows the thunderstorm could hit the venue in the evening and would affect the match. Rain would interrupt the game, as the precipitation percentage would be very high. The temperature would be in 30s, and wind would be pretty low.
Toss and Pitch:
Teams usually prefer to have bat first 11 times out of 21 times, but the win-loss ratio is one with one tie. On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, after winning the toss, won the matches only once, and lost 7 times. Overall, only 6 times the teams, won the toss, won the matches and lost 12 times with 2 ties, one with no result and 1 abandoned without toss.
Particularly, for Sri Lanka, the team won the toss 8 times out of 15 times, but the team won only thrice and lost 4 times.
Moreover, the host never won the toss against the opponent, yet.
The first batting team won the matches 12 times, whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 6 times.
The lowest defended total was 125, and the highest successful chase was 178 runs on the venue.
The first inning lowest total was 125 (Completed innings), and, and the highest total was 263 runs, which was highest total at that time. And for the second inning, the lowest total was 88 (completed innings), whereas highest was 185 run.
Batting average of the first inning at the ground is 29.73 and 22.79 for the second inning.
History Between the Teams:
Both the teams faced each other on the venue just thrice, and the visitors won just once and faced the two defeats.
ODI History at Venue:
The home side has pretty good record at the venue, and won 8 matches out of 16 encounters and lost just 5 matches, with one tie, one without any result and one abandoned without toss.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The host would prefer go unchanged.
Sri Lanka Eleven: A. Fernando, K. Mendis, K. Parera, S. Jayasuriya, A. Mathews, D. Shanaka, T. Parera, W. Hasaranga, I. Udana, L. Malinga, L. Sandakan
The visitors would also prefer to go with winning combination.
West Indies Eleven: L. Simmons, B. King, S. Hetmyer, N. Pooran, K. Pollard, R. Powell, D. Bravo, A. Russell, F. Allen, S. Cottrell, O. Thomas