Can-West Indies win their first series in Sri Lanka? | Series Preview | SL VS WI


SL VS WI: After a disappointed World Test Championship Cycle (2019-2021) for both the teams, Sri Lanka and West Indies, as they finished at 7th and 8th position respectively. The teams will look to correct the wrongs and start fresh in the new cycle. Talking about the West Indian side, they have a pretty bad record in Sri Lanka, they have not won a single Test series in Sri Lanka. The only innings which one can remember between the contest of these two sides are Chris Gayle’s 333 runs in Galle, after that no one has created an impact. West Indies last toured Sri Lanka in 2015, and they were white-washed by the Sri Lankans. Even though there are not a lot of stalwarts in Sri Lanka’s team but they have the courage to surprise and beat any team at home.

However, Sri Lanka won a Test series against Bangladesh, last time they played test cricket. West Indies squared the series 1-1 against Pakistan at home. Both the teams have a pretty good grip over red-ball cricket. Only Jeremy Solozano is new to Kraigg Brathwaite’s 15-man roster; which includes former captain Jason Holder. In the meantime, Sri Lanka’s 22-man roster for this series is a mix of youth and experience. Charith Asalanka, Kamil Mishara, Suminda Lakshan, and Chamika Gunasekara are the four uncapped players in Dimuth Karunaratne’s side, which also includes the seasoned Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal.

Sri Lanka did not win a single series during the previous WTC cycle, and their most recent series victory was in July 2018. With head coach Mickey Arthur poised to depart for Derbyshire at the end of the series, Sri Lanka will be looking to send him off with a series victory.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Test Series 2021 (SL VS WI): Match schedule

1st Test: November 21-25

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle, 10:00 AM

2nd Test: November 20-December 3

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle, 10:00 AM




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