West Indies tour of Sri Lanka 2015/16
West Indies fast bowler, Ravi Rampaul, who has been recalled in the limited overs squad to play Sri Lanka, expressed his delight of making a return to the national team.
The Test trophy between Sri Lanka and West Indies has been named as the Sobers-Tissera Trophy to honour Sir Garfield Sobers and Michael Tissera.
West Indies bowling consultant Sir Curtly Ambrose is confident that his team can pull off a series victory in the upcoming two-match Test campaign against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has been named as the captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI which will face West Indies in a three-day practice match in Colombo.
West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood is eager to put another good performance in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday announced Jerome Jayaratne as the interim coach of the team following the resignation of Marvan Atapattu.
Kusal Perera and Lahiru Thirimanne shared a 156-run stand as Sri Lanka chased down 225 in 36.3 overs against West Indies to win the second One-Day International in Colombo by eight wickets and with it the series too.
West Indies Twenty20 International captain Darren Sammy is eagerly looking forward to taking on Sri Lanka in the two-match series which will mark the final leg of their ongoing tour.
West Indies left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, who took four wickets on his debut on the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka, is pleased with the start to his career.
West Indies batsman, Kraigg Brathwaite, who was the unlikely hero with the ball for his team against Sri Lanka on the third day of the second Test, iterated that he always backed his bowling capabilities.
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels asserted that he will continue to work harder after scoring a splendid hundred in a losing cause against Sri Lanka in the third One-Day International in Pallekele.
West Indies batsman, Kraigg Brathwaite believes that his team has the ability to chase down a total under 200 runs in the fourth innings of the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
West Indies interim coach Eldine Baptiste revealed that Marlon Samuels will lead the team in the second One-Day International after Jason Holder picked up a one-match suspension due to an over-rate offence.
West Indies captain Jason Holder said that the injury to Andre Russell has cost his team dearly during the one-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the rain-affected first One-Day International in Colombo.
Australian umpire Simon Fry is all set to make his Test debut in the Sobers-Tissera Trophy between Sri Lanka and West Indies which gets underway on 14th October.
The Sri Lankan selectors have included batting all-rounder Milinda Siriwardana and wicket-keeper Kusal Mendis in the Test squad for the upcoming two-match series against West Indies.
West Indies all-rounder, Carlos Brathwaite, who scored a match-winning century against Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI, is hopeful that the victory can boost the morale of the team heading into the One-Day International series against Sri Lanka.
Rangana Herath and Milinda Siriwardana shared seven wickets between them to secure a 72-run win for Sri Lanka against West Indies in the second Test in Colombo, claiming a 2-0 victory in the Sobers-Tissera Trophy.
The West Indies Cricket Board have named Jason Holder as the captain of the Test side that has been announced to take part in the tour of Sri Lanka which gets underway in October.
West Indies captain Jason Holder came critical at the temperment shown by his team's batsmen after losing the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo by 72 runs.
West Indian batsman Johnson Charles believes that the late order collapse has cost his team dearly in the second One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Rangana Herath claimed a 10-wicket haul as Sri Lanka defeated West Indies by an innings and six runs in the first Test in Galle despite Jermaine Blackwood’s hard-fought knock to go 1-0 up in the series.
Former West Indies captain, Denesh Ramdin, who was replaced as skipper of the Test team by Jason Holder, asserted that he now wants to focus on improving his batting in the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
Ajantha Mendis displayed nerves of steel in a tight chase of 163 from 26 overs as Sri Lanka managed to edge out West Indies by one wicket in the rain-affected first One-Day International in Colombo.
The Sri Lankan selectors have recalled off-spinner Ajantha Mendis and fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara to the 15-man squad to play West Indies in the upcoming three-match One-Day International series.
West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell has urged his teammates to set short term goals when they face Sri Lanka in the three match One-Day International series which kicks-off on 1st November.
West Indies captain Jason Holder wants to put special focus on improving the standards of his team when they take on Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series which begins on 14th October.
West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine has managed to secure a spot in the limited overs squad announced for the Sri Lankan tour scheduled in October.
Dhammika Prasad took four wickets while Dilruwan Perera chipped in with three as Sri Lanka bowled out West Indies for 163 runs in the first innings and took a 113-run lead by the end of the second day of the second Test in Colombo.
West Indies Test captain Jason Holder has stressed on the importance of starting well against Sri Lanka in the upcoming first Test in Galle which begins on Wednesday.
Sri Lankan left-arm orthodox spinner Rangana Herath revealed that he will decide the future of his career after the completion of the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup which will be held in India.
Pakistan off-spinner Bilal Asif, who made his debut in the second One-Day International against Zimbabwe in Harare, has been reported for a suspect bowling action in the third and final game of the series.
West Indies captain Jason Holder stressed on the importance of starting the One-Day International series against Sri Lanka on a winning note after having lost the Test series.
Sri Lanka Cricket have rescheduled the second Twenty20 International against West Indies to 11th of November after the government declared Thursday as a national day of mourning.
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo reckons that it was their fielding efforts which gave them the edge against Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International in Colombo.
Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera has made a return to the Twenty20 International squad to face West Indies in the upcoming two-match series.
West Indies coach Phil Simmons expressed his displeasure at the exclusion of all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the One-Day International squad to face Sri Lanka.
West Indies spinner, Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspected illega; bowling action in the third One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.
The three-day practice match between West Indies and Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI has been postponed by a day due to heavy rain and a soggy outfield at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.
Rain played spoilsport for West Indies in their fightback after Kraigg Brathwaite took a six-wicket haul to dismiss Sri Lanka for 206 in their second innings on day three of the second Test in Colombo.
Riding on the back of a solid fifty from Kusal Perera, Sri Lanka overcame Marlon Samuels’ unbeaten century to defeat West Indies by 19 runs (D/L method) in the rain affected third One-Day International in Pallekele to complete a 3-0 series clean sweep.
West Indies captain Jason Holder has iterated that it was important for the team to finish the series on a high after having conceded a 2-0 lead to Sri Lanka in the three-match One-Day International contest.
The International Cricket Council on Wednesday confirmed that West Indian all-rounder Marlon Samuels can continue bowling in the ongoing second One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Sachithra Senanayake picked up a four-wicket haul after a collective batting performance to ensure a 30-run victory for Sri Lanka against West Indies in the first Twenty20 International in Pallekele.
The newly appointed interim coach of Sri Lanka Jerome Jayaratne believes his team needs a lot of improvement in fielding in order to achieve better results.
The West Indies Cricket Board has suspended head coach Phil Simmons following his comments on the selection of the One-Day International squad for the tour of Sri Lanka.
Dwayne Bravo picked a four-wicket haul and scored a useful 31 with the bat as West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by 23 runs in the second Twenty20 International in Colombo to level the series 1-1.
Jomel Warrican returned a four-wicket haul on his debut as West Indies came back strongly in the series to dismiss Sri Lanka for 200 on day one of the second Test in Colombo.
The International Cricket Council has imposed a one-match suspension on West Indies captain Jason Holder for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first One-Day International against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
West Indies Twenty20 International captain Darren Sammy is happy that his team was able to finish the tour of Sri Lanka on a winning note.
The Convenor of West Indies Selectors Clive Lloyd on Tuesday condemned the public outburst of head coach Phil Simmons on the selection of West Indies One-Day International squad for the Sri Lankan tour.
West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo is looking forward to make optimal use of the spin-friendly conditions in Sri Lanka in their upcoming tour which begins on 14th October.
West Indies struggled to get going in the rain-affected practice game against the Sri Lanka Board President's XI in Colombo as Suraj Randiv picked up three wickets to stake a claim for a Test berth.
The CEO of the West Indies Cricket Board, James Muirhead, has played down reports of Phil Simmons reinstated as the head coach of the national team.
West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle.
Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal hit 'daddy' hudreds and Rangana Herath struck twice before stumps on day two of the first Test to put Sri Lanka 418 runs ahead of West Indies in Galle.
West Indies captain Jason Holder asserted that his side will be keen to press for a win in the second game in Colombo after suffering an innings defeat in the first Test in Galle.
The West Indian selectors on Wednesday announced that leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo will replace Samuel Badree in the West Indian Twenty20 International squad to face Sri Lanka.
Rangana Herath's heroics with the ball allowed Sri Lanka to enforce the follow-on and threaten West Indies with defeat as they closed day three of the first Test in Galle 167 runs behind.
Former West Indies Test captain Denesh Ramdin opined that his successor Jason Holder will need the support from every quarter in order to make a difference to the team's fortunes.
Udara Jayasundera and Minod Bhanuka hit classy centuries for Sri Lanka Board President’s XI after Suraj Randiv picked a five-wicket haul, capping a poor day in the office for West Indies on day two of the practice game in Colombo.
An unbeaten 135-run knock by Dimuth Karunaratne established the groundwork for Sri Lanka as the stage is set for the home side to put up a big first innings total against West Indies in the first Test match at Galle.
The Sri Lankan government confirmed that they will launch a probe into an attempt made to fix the Galle Test match against West Indies in October.
West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo feels that his team has to take the game session by session in order to tackle the massive score of 484 set by Sri Lanka on the second day of the first Test in Galle.
West Indies interim coach Eldine Baptiste is expecting a better fielding effort from his team on day two after a couple of chances went down on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
West Indies batsman Darren Bravo stressed on the importance of staying positive after his side was asked to follow on by Sri Lanka on the third day of the first Test match in Galle.
West Indies captain Jason Holder has urged his team to buckle up and win the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo for the legendary Sir Garfield Sobers who has flown in to watch the series.