Two-Test series between Sri Lanka and West Indies set to begin – Galle News
On the opposite hand, Sri Lanka could have a number of skilled personnel return to their ranks within the series. Dimuth Karunanratne, Suranga Lakmal and Angelo Mathews are just a few amongst these together with the likes of Dinesh Chandimal who was part of their T20 World Cup marketing campaign. Impressive performers from the event like Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka and Dushmantha Chameera are additionally a part of the squad.
With this being head coach Mickey Arthur’s remaining series in cost, the Lankans will hope to ship him off on a excessive.
West Indies are a crew who’ve constantly improved over the previous few years regardless of now having many glamorous names of their ranks. With each matches being performed in Galle, spin will play an important function within the series and it is going to be fascinating to see the mixture which the guests go together with into the opening Test. But Kraigg Brathwaite might be assured in his sides potential to mount a stern take a look at in opposition to the hosts, who will begin the series as favourites in their very own yard.
The two sides lately confronted off earlier this 12 months in a two-match Test series again within the West Indies. Both the matches had been held in Antigua between March and April. In two extremely-aggressive encounters, there was nothing to separate the 2 sides with each the matches ending in a draw.
There had been spectacular performers from either side with Lahiru Thirimanne ending as the very best run-scorer with 240 runs at a mean of 60. Suranga Lakmal was the main wicket-taker with 11 scalps at a mean of 21.45. With each groups having high quality in equal measures, the series in Sri Lanka guarantees to be an attractive encounter.
Outgoing Sri Lankan coach Mickey Arthur mentioned, “Karunaratne’s last knock in Test cricket was a double hundred. Angelo is one of the great players in the game. Suranga Lakmal is so crucial for us with the new ball and he is a wonderful player. It’s great to have them back and their experience is going to be vital.”
West Indies batter Jermaine Blackwood mentioned, “We came here to win. Our guys are hungry and you can see that in their eyes. We are a decent team and we are ready to break the shackles and win games this time around. Sri Lanka have quality spinners but we are ready for the challenge. If you see the series in Bangladesh when we won, it was played on similar conditions and we tackled their spinners well. Most of the guys who played in that series are here and we know what to expect.”