Hayley Matthews Out of ODI Series vs Sri Lanka

Sumant Mandal
1 month ago

Hayley Matthews Out of ODI Series vs Sri Lanka. West Indies cricket team suffered a setback ahead of their final ODI against Sri Lanka as their captain was ruled out due to illness.

This news comes after the Windies were convincingly beaten in the first two matches of the three-match series.

Matthews’ absence was already felt in the second ODI where the West Indies batting crumbled, mustering only 92 runs.

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Sri Lanka chased down the target comfortably, putting the series out of reach for the Windies.

Shemaine Campbelle stepped up as the leader in the second ODI and is expected to retain the captaincy for the final match on June 21st.

Can the Windies Salvage Pride in the T20 Series?

With the ODI series already lost, all eyes will be on whether the Windies can bounce back in the upcoming T20I series starting on June 24th.

The good news for West Indies is that CWI is hopeful of Matthews recovering in time for the T20Is.

Her presence, both with the bat and ball, is crucial for the Windies’ chances.

Hayley Matthews Out of ODI Series vs Sri Lanka

Hayley Matthews is Key Player for West Indies

Matthews has been in phenomenal form in ODIs over the past year and a half.

She is the leading run-scorer for the Windies, averaging a staggering 74.14 with three centuries to her name.

Her bowling contributions shouldn’t be overlooked either, as she’s the joint-highest wicket-taker for the Windies during this period.

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Can West Indies Overcome the Hayley Matthews Absence?

The Windies face a tough task – to avoid a whitewash in the Sri Lanka tour.

The absence of their inspirational captain adds another layer of challenge.

Do you think the Windies can overcome Matthews’ absence and register a win in the final ODI?

A Glimmers of Hope: Can the Windies Bounce Back?

Despite losing the ODI series 2-0, a glimmer of hope remains for the West Indies.

Their focus now shifts to the upcoming three-match T20I series starting on June 24th, once again in Hambantota.

CWI expressed their hope for Matthews’ recovery in time for this crucial series.

The shorter format might just be what the Windies need to turn things around.

Their batting, particularly, thrives on the aggressive, fast-paced nature of T20 cricket.

However, their bowling attack will need to find a way to contain the Sri Lankan batsmen, who have been in good form throughout the ODI series.

What do you think? Can the Windies overcome the loss of Hayley Matthews and salvage some pride in the T20I series?

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