West Indies will be starting their campaign against Sri Lanka on February 22 with a 3-game ODI series followed by 2-game T20Is. The first ODI between Sri Lanka and West Indies will be played at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo, beginning at 9:45 AM IST.
After winning the warm-up match against the hosts, West Indies is riding high on success and would be wanting to continue their dominance in the series opener too. The Lankan lions who played their last ODI game against Pakistan in 2019 will now be getting back in the game.
Pitch Conditions & Weather Reports
The game will be played at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo, and the pitch here is known to assist bowler more. The average predicted score for the pitch is 235 and the venue hasn’t hosted an ODI game for as long as 3 years. Going by the past history of the pitch, the team winning the toss is expected to field first.
The weather reports suggest a cloudy day with chances of rain interrupting the game. The temperature will be somewhere around 27-31 degrees Celsius.
Probable Playing XI
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan
Brandon King, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh Jr, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph