Tamil Diplomat

SL to bat first against West Indies

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first against West Indies in their 1st Test Match at Galle International Stadium today (14). Jason Holder will be captaining the West Indies team, and this is his first Test Match as Captain.   While inexperience abounds in both top orders, West Indies have the likes of Shai Hope, Rajendra Chandrika and Shane Dowrich on tour who have 6 Test appearances between them. Sri Lanka will likely field a top seven containing Kusal Perera, who has played one Test, and Milinda Siriwardene, who is uncapped in the longest format.

Sri Lanka squad –

Skipper Angelow Mathews, Vice Captain Lahiru Thirimanne, Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunarathne, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Janith Perera, Milinda Siriwardhane, Kusal Mendis, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, P.H.T.Kaushal, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal and Dushmantha Chamira.