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West Indies tour of Sri Lanka, 2021: Full squads, Fixtures & Preview: All you need to know

West Indies players celebrate
West Indies players celebrate
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West Indies are in Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series right after the T20 World Cup, which kicks off on November 21.



Both teams were knocked out of the showpiece event in the Super 12 stage. While Sri Lanka did a good job after having to compete in the qualifying round, West Indies' campaign was a big disappointment.

Sri Lanka ended up at the 4th spot in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Group 1 points table with 2 wins and 3 losses from their 5 matches of the Super 12 stage.

West Indies, on the other hand, finished at the 5th spot in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Group 1 points table with one win and 4 losses from their 5 matches of the Super 12 stage.

With a change in format and most of the personnel, both teams can now let go off the disappointing memories of the World Cup and concentrate on the World Test Championship points up for grabs in the two-match series.

The first Test will be played from Nov 21, Sun to Nov 25, Thu at the Galle International Stadium, Galle. The second Test will also be played at the same venue from Nov 29, Mon to Dec 03, Fri.

While West Indies have announced their squad, Sri Lanka are yet to name it. West Indies have named Kraigg Brathwaite as captain and Jermaine Blackwood as the vice-captain of the Test side.

 

WI Lead selector Roger Harper addressed the media while announcing the squad:

"The Best v Best matches provided the opportunity for the players to spend some time in the middle honing their skills for this tour. The aim was to simulate as much as possible the conditions that the team will likely face in Sri Lanka, so it was good to see the batsmen spending time at the crease while putting some scores together and the bowlers looking to build pressure and create wicket-taking opportunities.

"Jeremy played for the West Indies 'A' Team in 2019 (against India 'A') with success and in the Best v Best matches he displayed a sense of application, patience, and composure, while looking very comfortable against both pace and spin which encouraged the panel to invest in him at this point."

Squads

 

West Indies -  Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Jermaine Blackwood (VC), Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jeremy Solozano, Jomel Warrican.

Sri Lanka - TBC



Fixtures

Nov 21, Sun - Nov 25, Thu

Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 1st Test
Galle International Stadium, Galle
04:30 AM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL

Nov 29, Mon - Dec 03, Fri

Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 2nd Test
Galle International Stadium, Galle
04:30 AM GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL

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