Sri Lanka Vs West Indies Highlights, 1st Odi At Colombo
Stay with TOI for all the reside cricket rating updates, ball by ball commentary, scorecard and highlights of 1st Test match between West Indies and Sri Lanka. The West Indies won the first T20I match by 4 wickets, with Sri Lanka successful the second match by forty three runs to degree the collection. The West Indies received the final match by three wickets to win the sequence 2–1.
As the hosts, West Indies are bettering in Test cricket too, and they’re going to strive their best to improve their recent residence Test data too. On 26 February 2021, the West Indies named their squads for the restricted overs matches. Chris Gayle and Fidel Edwards have been recalled to the T20I staff, after last enjoying for the national facet two and 9 years ago respectively. On 11 March 2021, CWI formally appointed Kraigg Brathwaite as their Test captain, replacing Jason Holder. Sri Lanka Cricket additionally formally appointed Dasun Shanaka as their T20I captain, changing Lasith Malinga.
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Then there’s the small matter of Sri Lanka’s construct-up to this series, which has been chaotic to place it mildly. With a number of senior gamers lacking, either via harm or a scarcity of match-health following Covid-related time away from training, the variety of available experienced campaigners within the squad could be counted on one hand. Their captain Dasun Shanaka, meanwhile, who was fortunate enough to keep away from any of these issues, misses out as a result of he could not type his visa out on time. And then there’s the issue of the group’s quick-bowling coach pulling out from the tour on the eleventh hour over a pay dispute – which the nation’s sports activities minister has brazenly acknowledged would influence the youthful players on tour. And that is without even touching on the fact that Sri Lanka have not received a game of cricket prior to now year.
Kraigg Brathwaite to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flatter ball outside off, de Silva guides it to third man for a pair. Kraigg Brathwaite to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flatter ball on center, defended onto the pitch. Rahkeem Cornwall to Dhananjaya de Silva, Loopy ball on middle, DdS works it to long on for a single. Among their newcomers, Ashen Bandara and Pathum Nissanka recently impressed in the course of the recent restricted-overs sequence towards the hosts West Indies.