After a gap of almost two years, Sri Lanka will square off against the Windies in the first of the three-Test series starting Wednesday, June 6th, at the iconic Port of Spain. Having won two of their last completed 5-day matches, the 3-match rubber offers a chance for the island nation to script history and win their maiden Test series on the Caribbean island.
As for the hosts, this will be their first Test of the year, having played their last game against New Zealand, way back in December 2017. While they n-did not manage to win a single Test in New Zealand, the Windies over the course of a year have shown glimpses of their talent, none better than Shai Hope, who scored twin hundreds against England last year in Headingley to script a memorable five-wicket win for his team.
Where: Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
When: June 06 2018, 7:30 PM IST
WI vs SL Team News:
WI vs SL Squads:
Windies: Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jamar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Devon Smith
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Mahela Udawatte, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Janith Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Roshen Silva, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando
WI vs SL Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: Shane Dowrich
Batsmen: Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Powell
All-rounders: Jason Holder (c), Roston Chase, Devendra Bishoo
Bowlers: Kemar Roach, Miguel Cummins/Gabriel
Wicket-keeper: Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen: Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Roshen Silva
All-rounders: Dhananjay de Silva, Dilruwan Perera (Doubt: Angelo Matthews)
Bowlers: Rangana Herath, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya (Doubt: Kasun Rajitha)
WI vs SL Key Players
Shai Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite have been the bedrock of the Windies batting-unit and would hold key against Sri Lanka.
On the bowling front duo of Roach and Cummins are primed to lead the attack.
For the Lankans, skipper Dinesh Chandimal warmed up with a scintillating hundred (108) in the practice match, along with Dickwella (74) in the batting department, while Lahiru Kumara (3-47) and Dananjaya (3-46) claimed three wickets each.
WI vs SL Dream11 Team