After bundling West Indies out early in the day, Sri Lanka would have hoped for a powerful start from their openers however the wicket of their skipper put them barely on the again foot. But Oshada Fernando and Lahiru Thirimanne combined to stitch a 162-run stand which not solely wiped off the deficit but in addition took Sri Lanka into the lead. But their departure in fast time damage Sri Lanka as they misplaced Chandimal cheaply too.
- But their departure in fast time harm Sri Lanka as they lost Chandimal cheaply too.
- Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell and Shimron Hetmyer – all three played a key role in West Indies’ T20I sequence win in Sri Lanka final yr, and all three miss out having failed a health test.
- In the build 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 stitch a 162-run stand which not solely wiped off the deficit but in addition took Sri Lanka into the lead.
And Sri Lanka also boast the inimitable stylings of Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis, while the West Indies have dependable medium-tempo man Krishmar Santokie, whose economy price is a extremely respectable 5.fifty nine for the match, per ESPNcricinfo. Equally, Sri Lanka shall be looking to take revenge on the Windies for downing them in the ultimate of the 2012 edition of the World T20 in Colombo. The West Indies might be trying to take one step nearer to a second consecutive World Twenty20 trophy after they tackle Sri Lanka within the first semi-final in Mirpur on Thursday.
Sri Lanka Innings
The Tests will type part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship, and the ODI series formed part of the inaugural 2020–23 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. What is called the shifting day in a Test match turned out to be a sedate one as Sri Lanka batted beautifully and with accountability this time in their second innings whereas the West Indies’ bowlers struggled to take wickets regularly. Though they managed to pick 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 one hundred runs first after which take a lead of greater than one hundred fifty runs at the close of play. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne is a really essential name within the Sri Lankan Test batting line-up. While Dinesh Chandimal is within the Test squad, who scored seventy one runs in a latest ODI match in opposition to the hosts West Indies and likewise scored forty runs during the two-day tour match, Angelo Mathews’ absence is hurting this staff hugely. During their final home Test series in opposition to England final January, Lahiru Thirimanne and Niroshan Dickwella performed some good knocks along with Mathews.
Chris Gayle is back in the West Indies’ T20 set-up after an absence of just about two years. In his two outings for the Quetta Gladiators in the PSL earlier this month, Gayle appeared near his devastating best. He has since spoken of his need to help West Indies win another T20 World Cup, even if it means batting down the order. Even at the age of forty one, a fit and motivated Gayle is a boon for almost any aspect. Since then, Sri Lanka haven’t fared all that properly in the limited cricket they’ve performed. Test sequence defeats to England and South Africa, whereas not completely surprising, nevertheless added a touch extra doom to the gloom considering the character of these losses.