SL vs WI T20 , GALLE: A resurgent West Indies are focusing on their first Test triumph in Sri Lanka from Sunday, having neglected to win on the island in thirty years of endeavoring. In 11 endeavors they have lost seven games and drawn four. In any event, when Brian Lara pounded 688 runs in a three Test series in 2001, they actually lost 3-0.
In any case, the West Indies have had a fair year in Test cricket, having beaten Bangladesh away and drawn home series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Their success over Pakistan in Jamaica in August gave them the main focuses in the World Test Championship, while Sri Lanka are yet to open their record. Jermaine Blackwood, quite possibly the most experienced players in the side with 41 Test appearance, was sure of recording the tricky Test win in the two-match series.
Both games are in Galle, yet without observers. We came here to win. Our folks are ravenous and you can see that in their eyes, Blackwood told SL vs WI T20 : correspondents. We are a respectable group and we are prepared to break the shackles and dominate matches this time around, he said. They beat Bangladesh in February where conditions were comparative, with tracks that kept low and turned, permitting spinners to come on right on time.
In white ball, Sri Lanka have chopped out about six senior players yet for Tests, the Lions are staying with experience, especially with an intense visit through India due in February. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne, previous chiefs Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal and Suranga Lakmal are back in the crew and they are relied upon to play in both matches. (Karunaratnes) last thump in Test cricket was a twofold hundred. Angelo is one of the incredible players in the game. Suranga Lakmal is so significant for us with the new ball and he is a brilliant player, mentor Mickey Arthur said. Its extraordinary to have them back and their experience will be fundamental.
Previous Sri Lanka Under-19 chief Charith Asalanka is tipped to make his Test debut at his old neighborhood after an amazing T-20 World Cup. Arthur will need to approve a high note as this is his last task with Sri Lanka. He is monstrously famous in the island after he rescued the best once again from a youthful group during the T20 World Cup and was looking for an expansion for his long term contract.
West Indies (From) Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, VeerasammyPermaul, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jeremy Solozano and JomelWarrican.
Sri Lanka (From) DimuthKarunaratne (Captain), Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, PathumNissanka, CharithAsalanka, KamilMishara, MinodBhanuka, Roshen Silva, Ramesh Mendis, ChamikaKarunaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, LasithEmbuldeniya, Lakshan Sandakan, SumindaLakshan, SurangaLakmal, Vishwa Fernando, DushmanthaChameera, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, ChamikaGunasekara.