In international cricket, the Sri Lankan cricket team is now touring West Indies for the Twenty20, ODI, and Test bilateral series. The one-month tour includes 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs, and 2 Tests. The T20 series has been held, where the West Indies (2-1) have won the series. The first ODI of the series will be played on March 10 at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (Antigua). The 2nd and 3rd ODIs of the series will be held on March 12 and 14, respectively, and the Test series will run from March 21 to April 2 at last.
This is the first series between these two countries since March 2020. However, a 2-match T20I series was held in Sri Lanka in March 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic and the visiting West Indies whitewashed Sri Lanka 2-0.
The West Indies are coming out on the field with a team formed up with the new & old mix. Where there are players like Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Kyle Meyers and Shai Hope. The Caribbeans now look more mature as the players are in good form. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has moved to the West Indies with a new low-strength team.
The West Indies and Sri Lanka have met in a total of 60 matches since 1975. Where Sri Lanka has won 29 matches and West Indies has won 28 matches. West Indies have also been whitewashed by Sri Lanka in the latest ODI series. They faced each other in three matches in that series. Sri Lanka won all three matches.
West Indies also lost their last 3-match ODI series to Bangladesh (3-0). Sri Lanka played their last ODI series against the West Indies. After almost a year, Sri Lanka is coming to the field to play an ODI series. So, even though Sri Lanka is ahead in terms of statistics, the players of the West Indies team are now confident enough after winning the T20I series. Moreover this time the Caribbeans will play on home soil, they must try their best to make the series memorable.
Sri Lanka is ranked 8th and West Indies is ranked 9th in the ICC ODI rankings. So both teams have to work hard in this series to build a stronger position in the points table.
West Indies – Jason Mohammed, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Jason Holder, Kyle Mayers, Fabian Allen, Kieron Pollard, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Kevin Sinclair, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein
Sri Lanka – Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Ramesh Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Ashen Bandara, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dilshan Madushanka, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya
ODI match schedule for West Indies and Sri Lanka:
1st ODI – 10 March, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (Antigua), 19:30 (GMT+6)
2nd ODI – 12 March, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (Antigua), 19:30 (GMT+6)
3rd ODI – 14 March, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (Antigua), 23:30 (GMT+6)
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