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West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2018 Test Series: Inconsistent WI Aiming To win Over Sri Lanka

West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2018 Test Series: Inconsistent WI Aiming To win Over Sri Lanka
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The Sri Lankan cricket team, who has been struggling since last two years to get back his old form, will try to cover his old color at the Queens Park Oval ground in the first match of the three test-match series against the West Indies from Wednesday. Sri Lanka’s eye will be to win their first Test series in the West Indies and with that intention, they would like to win in the first match. Both teams are facing each other in Test cricket after two years of intervals. Earlier, West Indies and Sri Lanka played in 2015 against each other. The current situation is that both teams are struggling with their players’ performance. If we are talking about this match, Sri Lanka’s advantage is heavy on the hosts and they can make history by winning the test series in West Indies. In last five matches, they have won two, while remaining three matches were drawn.

Jason holder led West Indies, played his last Test against New Zealand in December 2017. Now, in this match, team’s responsibility will be on the shoulders of senior players. Batting responsibility will be directed by Craig Brathwaite, the vital part of the Caribbean team. Apart from him, team will depend heavily on Shai Hope and Roston Chase. The West Indies have recalled Dwayne Smith and Kieran Powell for this series, which could give depth to the team’s batting. In the bowling attack, the team will be hosted by Shanan Gabriel. Besides them, Skipper Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Miguel Kamis and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo will share the bowling responsibility.

Sri Lanka recently defeated Bangladesh 1-0 in a two-Test match series. His problem is the injury of his key players. The team’s batting depends on Roshan Silva, Kaushal Mendis, and Dhananjay D Silva. The team has a scoring machine like Captain Dinesh Chandimal who will strengthen in the middle order. Apart from all this, a lot of expectations from Niroshan Dickwella, Kushal Perera, and all-rounder Angelo Mathews. Bowling responsibility will be on Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage and Lahiru Kumara will give him a great company. In the spin department, Sri Lanka has bowlers like Rangana Herath and Akila Dhananjaya. 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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