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West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Predictions & Tips - Bonner can give West Indies the edge

  • West Indies vs Sri Lanka predictions for the 2nd Test match on Monday
  • The fixture will be played in North Sound at 15:00 GMT
  • Nkrumah Bonner averages 75.00 in Test cricket
  • I am backing the West Indies to win the 2nd Test in North Sound
  • Predictions, team news, stats & preview
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Nkrumah Bonner is backed to score in 2nd Test against Sri Lanka (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 29 Mar 2021
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West Indies vs Sri Lanka Predictions


Nkrumah Bonner has made a great start to his Test career, scoring 50+ in all of his three Test matches. He was the top match run scorer in the last match so my best bet is for him to get over 26.5 runs in the first innings here.

  • West Indies’ Nkrumah Bonner was the top match run scorer in the 1st Test.
  • West Indies’ Nkrumah Bonner has scored 86, 90 & 113 runs in his last 3 Test matches.
  • West Indies’ Nkrumah Bonner has scored over 26.5 runs in 5 of his last 6 Test innings’.
  • Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne has scored 111, 43, 70 & 76 runs in 4 of his last 5 Test innings’.

Head to Head


Sri Lanka have won three of their last six Test matches against the West Indies along with two draws and a solitary West Indies victory. The 1st Test of this series ended in a draw in North Sound.

West Indies Form


The West Indies started the 1st Test against Sri Lanka well, bowling them out for 169 in North Sound. Jason Holder bowled superbly to take 5-27.

The hosts scored 271 runs to give themselves a 102-run lead. Rahkeem Cornwall top scored with 61 runs while Joshua Da Silva, John Campbell and Kyle Mayers all scored 40+ runs.

The pitch flattened out on day three which made life comfortable for Sri Lanka. The visitors scored 476 runs, leaving the West Indies needing 374 for victory.

The Windies batted out the Test, ending on 236-4. Nkrumah Bonner scored an impressive 113 runs to continue his fine start to Test cricket. Kyle Mayers chipped in with a useful 52 runs.

West Indies Injuries & Team News


The West Indies look like they will go in with the same lineup. A number of players performed well in the 1st Test, it was just unfortunate that the pitch never deteriorated as much as would have been hoped.

Sri Lanka Form


Sri Lanka had a poor start to the 1st Test against West Indies. They were dismissed for 169 runs batting first in North Sound as only Lahiru Thirimanne looked comfortable, scoring 70 runs.

Saranga Lakmal bowled superbly as he took 5-47 to restrict the West Indies to 271 runs. Sri Lanka then batted brilliantly in their second innings with Thirimanne scoring 76, Oshada Ferando 91, Niroshan Dickwell 96 and Pathum Nissanka 103 runs on debut.

Their total of 476 runs was enough to ensure the West Indies couldn’t win the Test going into the final day. Unfortunately the pitch had become docile with little in it for the bowlers which meant the visitors could not take the required 10 wickets.

The match ended in a draw but Sri Lanka will take plenty of confidence from their second batting innings.

Sri Lanka Injuries & Team News


Sri Lanka will be upbeat about their chances with a number of their batsmen finding form.

They should go in unchanged unless the pitch conditions forces considering for another spinner. In case Vishwa Fernando is likely to make way.

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Verdict

Nkrumah Bonner averages 75.00 in his first three Test matches and is backed to score over 26.5 runs and be the West Indies top first innings batsman. In the form he finds himself in the Man of the Match market should also be considered.

For Sri Lanka, Lahiru Thirimanne is the form player. He is backed to top score for the visitors in the first innings.

Best Bet: Bonner Over 26.5 Runs Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best Sri Lanka 1st Innings Batsman Tip: Lahiru Thirimanne Best Sri Lanka 1st Innings Batsman @333.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best West Indies 1st Innings Batsman: Nkrumah Bonner Best West Indies 1st Innings Batsman @400.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Man of the Match Tip: Nkrumah Bonner Man of the Match @1400.0 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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