Srilanka's Multi Format Tour Of Westindies : March 03- April 02, (on Fanecode) 2021. (2 Test WTC 2019-2021)

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Tour Match, Coolidge, Mar 17 - 18 2021, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies

SL
172 & 56/0

WI Xl 294

Batting worries for Sri Lanka as de Silva makes fruitful return
The team was all out for 172 in the first innings despite having nine batsmen in the practice-match line-up

Sri Lanka XI 172 (Fernando 47, Chandimal 40, Phillip 3-47, Roach 2-41) and 56 for 0 (Karunaratne 27*, Thirimanne 23*) drew with West Indies President's XI 294 (Hope 68, Mayers 57, Chase 52, de Silva 3-26, Embuldeniya 3-69)

Dhananjaya de Silva marked his return to competitive cricket with a three-wicket haul, while left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya warmed up for the West Indies Tests with three wickets of his own, but concerns over Sri Lanka's batting persist following an underwhelming performance in a drawn two-day practice match in Antigua.

The West Indies President's XI, meanwhile, had contributions from Shai Hope (68), Kyle Mayers (57), and Kemar Roach (2 for 41). The game's standout performance, however, belonged to Roston Chase, who claimed 4 for 12 with his offspin to cut down the Sri Lanka XI's lower middle order, before making 52 with the bat. Chase is not in the Test squad, nor is Hope. The West Indies XI made 294, establishing a 122-run first-innings lead.

On the first day of the match, the Sri Lanka XI was out for 172, with Oshada Fernando top-scoring with 47 while three of the top five failed to make it out of single-figures. The only other batsman to make 40 was Dinesh Chandimal, who batted at No. 6. That the team was all out for 172 inside 50 overs was especially worrying given nine batsmen were in this practice-match line-up. In the second innings, Sri Lanka's openers - Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne, remained not out after 13 overs, the team score on 56.

Sri Lanka's spinners made more headway than their batsmen on what appeared to have been a Coolidge surface suited to slow bowlers. Embuldeniya - now Sri Lanka's premier long-format spinner - took 3 for 69, with Chase among his victims. Offspinner De Silva's figures were even better. Playing his first match since Boxing Day, when he tore a muscle in his thigh, he claimed 3 for 26 from 10 overs. Seamer Suranga Lakmal also returned good figures with the ball, taking 2 for 14 from his ten overs. Dushmantha Chameera, who is likely to be in the Test XI, was rested for this game.
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21-MAR-2021, 07:30 PM
1st Test, North Sound, Mar 21 - 25 2021, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies

PREVIEW

West Indies hold edge over struggling Sri Lanka as Kraigg Brathwaite era begins
Sri Lanka have been neither brilliant nor poor with the ball of late, but will need to step their game up

Big picture

For the first time in 18 months, Test cricket returns to the Caribbean. Even aside from this whole pandemic thing, plenty has happened in the interim. Sri Lanka have switched coaches (as is annual tradition). Kyle Mayers has become a sensation on the back of his 210 in Bangladesh. And, most recently, Kraigg Brathwaite has replaced Jason Holder as West Indies Test captain.

Brathwaite's rise to leadership, and the demotion for Holder that that move had to entail, has been among the less disruptive captaincy switches in recent years. No one was dropped from the team, nor maligned '

West Indies' chief selector Roger Harper has even come out and emphasised how big a role Holder continues to play for West Indies, while laying out why Brathwaite was given the captaincy: "Kraigg was able to motivate his players to play to a very high level and create the culture we are looking to establish where the team showed a collective determination to fight and a real hunger for success." (These happen to be similar to the reasons why Dimuth Karunaratne - another un-flashy opener - was given the job for Sri Lanka.) Nevertheless, West Indies are tiptoeing into a new era. And although we sort of know what to expect from Brathwaite's captaincy (he's led the team in seven Tests already), he will be desperate for his first assignment as permanent leader to go well.

Sri Lanka's concerns, meanwhile, are widespread. Their batting has been excellent in some innings, but terrible in others over the last four Tests since December. Their bowling has been a little more consistent, in that it has been neither awful nor awesome, but every time the quicks take the field, you worry for their wellbeing, so rampant have injuries been.

To some extent, it's difficult to predict what to expect from this Sri Lanka team, aside from inconsistent performances. Partly this is because the team is in such flux (e.g. Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva coming into this team to boost the batting, but Angelo Mathews leaving the XI and weakening it). That this tour has been condensed for Covid reasons, giving Sri Lanka only a few days to prepare for the Tests following a hectic limited-overs schedule, also makes things trickier for the visitors.

Form guide
(completed matches, most recent first)

West Indies: WWLLL

Sri Lanka: : LLLLD

In the spotlight

Although Kraigg Brathwaite's leadership has had plenty of positive attention since the 2-0 win over Bangladesh, analyses of his batting have not been quite so upbeat. He did hit a 76 and a 47 in that last series, but the general trend has been downwards. In 2020 he averaged 23.10, in 2019 he averaged 16.81, and in 2018 he averaged 24.43. On top of which his batting average as captain is 20.64, compared to 34.16 when he is not. The West Indies selectors said they hoped Holder would now have more time to hone his batting and bowling now that he's been relieved of captaincy. They'll hope Brathwaite breaks properly out of his rut as well.


Dushmantha Chameera celebrates Kieron Pollard's wicket AFP
Dushmantha Chameera made his Test debut in 2015. For reasons largely to do with injury, he's played only nine Tests since. On this tour, he has been relied on heavily - to bowl fast and provide breakthroughs in the limited-overs legs, which happen to be his job description in the Tests as well, with the much slower Suranga Lakmal and Vishwa Fernando likely to make up the remainder of the pace attack. Chameera is not usually a merchant of swing of seam, but it is possible that the Dukes ball will envenom him. Either way, Sri Lanka probably need Chameera to be fit and efficient through the series if they want to stay competitive.

Pitch and conditions

The pitch is expected to be seam-bowler friendly for the first day, before slowing down. The weather is expected to be largely good for the duration of the Tests, with temperatures in the mid 20s.

Team news

West Indies may leave out Jomel Warrican and have to pick between Darren Bravo and Nkrumah Bonner.

West Indies (possible): 1 Kraigg Brathwaite (c), 2 John Campbell, 3 Darren Bravo/Nkrumah Bonner, 4 Kyle Mayer, 5 Jermaine Blackwood, 6 Joshua da Silva (wk), 7 Jason Holder, 8 Rahkeem Cornwall, 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Shannon Gabriel

Sri Lanka (possible): 1 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt.), 2 Lahiru Thirimanne, 3 Oshada Fernando, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (wk), 5 Pathum Nissanka, 6 Dhananjaya de Silva, 7 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 8 Suranga Lakmal, 9 Lasith Embuldeniya, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Vishwa Fernando

Stats and trivia


West Indies have won only two of the seven matches they've played under Brathwaite, though those are the two most recent games, in Bangladesh.

Of the 20 Tests these teams have played, Sri Lanka has won nine and lost only four of them. All four losses and only two of those wins came in games in the Caribbean.

Although Holder's batting fared slightly worse when he was leader, he was a better bowler as captain, averaging 26.76 when he averaged 35.37 when not leading the side.

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Westindies have won toss have opted to bowls vs Lanka in 1 st test match
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Nissanka debut for Lanka
Westindies Left out Dareen Bravo & Warrican

Windies have won toss opted Bowling vs Lanka in 1st test
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Sri Lanka 169 all out
Thirimanne 70, Extra 16,Dickwella 32 ( Roach 3 for 47,Holder 5 for 27.

Westindies 13 /0
Off 13 overs
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Westindies 171 for 7 >>

Lankan fast bowler Chameera & Lakmal did great Job As Home team's top batsman Falling in 30's & 40's

Joshua D Silva keeper batsman (46) put on 90 with Cornwall (61) for 8th wicket

Lead now 99, i wonder why Joseph
Bats before All rounder Cornwall?

West indies
271 all out
Suranga Lakmal 5 for 45:<< 2 wkts each Vishwa F & Chameera
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Lakmal's best in test 5 for 45

With 273' international wickets across All format he is doing great
So far for Lanka
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Sri lanka trailing by 102

SL 2nd Innings
255 for 4
Thirimanne 76,:Oshado 91,D. Silva 46 n. o, P. Nissanka 21 n. o

Roach & Mayers 2 wkts each
Lanka 153 ahead

Tomorrow will be 4th day, if SL scored further150/175 westindies will loose
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259 for 5
D. Silva bowled by Joseph
50 ( new ball taken)

170/1
264/5
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Nisaanka 4th Sri lankan who hits debut 100 & 1st lankan player in last Twenty years

22 year old
Youngster now have 13 scores of 50 & 14- Hundred in FC cricket

Lanka 476 all out
Thirimanne 76,Oshado Fernando 91,D Silva 50,Dickwella 96,Pathun
Nissanka 102 on Debut.

Oshado/Thirimanne 162 record
2nd wicket

Dickwella/Nissanka 179 for 6th wicket partnership

Roach & Cornwall took 3 wkts each, Mayers 2 wkts

West indies 375 to win
34/1 @ close

Vishwa took 3rd wicket in the match,
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