Host West Indies will be looking to start their home season on a positive not when they take on Sri Lanka in a three-match T20I series, starting from 3rd March in Antigua.
Uncapped off-spinner Kevin Sinclair have been named in the West Indies T20I squad for Sri Lanka series. The home side have selected a full-strength squad as the experienced players like Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard make their return for the home series.
Surprisingly, Shimron Hetymer, Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas failed to clear the fitness Test and were not picked for this three-match T20I series.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka have also named their strongest squad for this T20I series with likes of Angelo Matthews, Thisara Perera and Dinesh Chandimal making their return to the side. Dasun Shanaka will lead the side for the three-match T20I series, while Ramesh Mendis, Ashen Bandara, Pathum Nissanka and Asitha Fernando are four uncapped players for the side.
Here are the most important statistics and numbers related to West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2021 T20I series which is given below
2019 was the last time West Indies won a bilateral T20I series against Sri Lanka. Kieron Pollard-led unit complete a 2-0 clean sweep over Sri Lanka in a two-match T20I series played in Sri Lanka.
0 series wins for Sri Lanka in the T20 format against West Indies. The Islanders will be looking to correct their poor record against West Indies.
200 runs needed by Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Dinesh Chandimal to complete 1,000 runs in the T20 format. Currently, Chandimal has scored 800 runs in 54 matches at an average of 18.60 with four half-centuries to his name.
274 runs needed by West Indies captain Kieron Pollard to complete 1,500 runs in the 20-over format. He has accumulated 1, 226 runs in 76 matches at an average of 25.02 with five half-centuries to his name.
177 runs needed by West Indies batsman Andre Fletcher to complete 1,000 runs in the T20 format. He currently has scored 823 runs in 45 matches at an average of 21.65 with six half-centuries to his name.
66 runs needed by West Indies opener Evin Lewis to complete 1,000 runs in the T20 format. Swashbuckling opener has accumulated 934 runs in 32 matches at an average of 32.20 with two centuries and six half-centuries to his name.
13 wickets needed by West Indies captain Kieron Pollard to complete 50 wickets in the T20 format. So far in his career, he has claimed 37 wickets at an average of 26.16 with one five-wicket haul to his name.
5 wickets needed by Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera to complete 50 wickets in the T20 format. He has currently has taken 45 wickets in 77 matches at an average of 34.15.