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After bundling West Indies out early within the day, Sri Lanka would have hoped for a robust begin from their openers but the wicket of their skipper put them barely on the again foot. But Oshada Fernando and Lahiru Thirimanne mixed to sew a 162-run stand which not solely wiped off the deficit but also took Sri Lanka into the lead. But their departure in fast time damage Sri Lanka as they lost Chandimal cheaply too.

  • But their departure in quick time harm Sri Lanka as they lost Chandimal cheaply too.
  • Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell and Shimron Hetmyer – all three played a key function in West Indies’ T20I sequence win in Sri Lanka final 12 months, and all three miss out having failed a fitness take a look at.
  • In the construct as much as the sport he spoke of the pitch doubtlessly aiding spin, and with that in mind, Ramesh Mendis with his flighted offbreaks and prowess with the bat could be a helpful inclusion.
  • But Oshada Fernando and Lahiru Thirimanne combined to sew a 162-run stand which not solely wiped off the deficit but also took Sri Lanka into the lead.

Sri Lanka beat the West Indies by 113 runs within the Super 8 phase of the World Cup on the Providence Stadium, Georgetown, Guyana. A seabird on Monday, whereas flying over a blue canvass boat cowl, produced a splendid rendering of an ocean sunfish, or Mola mola. Both sides have fantastic bowling assaults, but the Windies look to have higher firepower in their ranks with the bat.

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The Tests will kind part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship, and the ODI series shaped a part of the inaugural 2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. What is named the moving day in a Test match turned out to be a sedate one as Sri Lanka batted fantastically and with responsibility this time in their second innings whereas the West Indies’ bowlers struggled to take wickets often. Though they managed to select up 3 wickets in the final session but the day went in Sri Lanka’s favour as they managed to wipe out the deficit of over 100 runs first after which take a lead of more than one hundred fifty runs at the close of play. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne is a really crucial name within the Sri Lankan Test batting line-up. While Dinesh Chandimal is in the Test squad, who scored seventy one runs in a latest ODI match in opposition to the hosts West Indies and also scored 40 runs through the two-day tour match, Angelo Mathews’ absence is hurting this staff vastly. During their last residence Test series against England final January, Lahiru Thirimanne and Niroshan Dickwella played some good knocks together with Mathews.

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While a number of big names have missed out from the squad, a lot of Sri Lanka’s team still picks itself – though it does mean coach Mickey Arthur has some options by way of giving a number of the young players sport time. In the build up to the game he spoke of the pitch probably aiding spin, and with that in thoughts, Ramesh Mendis together with his flighted offbreaks and prowess with the bat could be a handy inclusion. Thursday’s sport must be a fascinating battle of spin bowling as all sides comes into this match on the back of large performances with the ball.

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