Dimuth Karunaratne returns as Sri Lanka announce squad for the Test series against West Indies
The Sri Lanka Cricket board, on Sunday, announced the 17 man squad for the upcoming two Test series against West Indies. Dimuth Karunaratne, who missed Sri Lanka’s home series against England and Dhananjaya De Silva, who was out due to a thigh strain are back the squad. Also, Pathum Nissanka, who’s part of the ongoing T20 series against West Indies, has also earned his maiden call to represent Sri Lanka in Tests. Nissanka is regarded as the future of Sri Lanka cricket. He’s a great record in first class cricket and averages 67.54. Sri Lanka cricket released an statement and announced that Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya De Silva, Roshen Silva, Vishwa Fernando and Lasith Embuldeniya will leave for West Indies on March 7th. Do check our full comeon india review. Learn more about our predictions.
The two Test series is part of the World Test Championship. However, India and New Zealand have already reached the finals thus the series stands of no importance in context of the tournament. Sri Lanka lost 2-0 to England in their last series while West Indies, against all odds, pulled off a magnificent series win against Bangladesh in Bangladesh.
Talking about their head to head stats, the Asian team has dominated the men from the Caribbean with 9 wins and 4 losses. 7 matches have ended in a draw. West Indies, however, has a better record in their home conditions and have won 4 and lost 2 matches while 3 matches have ended in a draw. Check our fantacy cricket tips and tricks.
Sri Lanka squad for the 2 test series against West Indies – Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Roshen Silva, Dhananjaya De Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Vishwa Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Embuldeniya Sri Lanka squad for the 2 test series against West Indies