World Test Championship 2021-23 : West Indies tour Sri Lanka [ 2 test ]

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West Indies Squad :

Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, 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 Squad :

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Minod Bhanuka, Roshen Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Kamil Mishara, Chamika Karunaratne, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Suminda Lakshan, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Asitha Fernando, Chamika Gunasekara.

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Eyes will be on Charith Asalanka , Sri Lanka's new born star at the T20 World Cup, as he is most likely to make debut in Test cricket

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slcricfan1 Why no Hasaranga in Test Squad ?

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Rajkumar Sharma wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:51 am
slcricfan1 Why no Hasaranga in Test Squad ?
Same problem as most other loi leggies. Not that penetrative and goes for a little too many runs even in first class. However he could still be a better all rounder than Ramesh Mendis. I support Hasaranga being out though, should keep focusing on loi exploits. As for Asalanka, the Lankan batting team looks pretty stacked right now especially with Thirimanne opting out and anyway his first class stats arent the best. Again I support Asalanka focusing on odi and t20 only. I`m a big fan of the horses for courses strategy

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I think Hasaranga can make it to the test squad.

Was pleasantly surprised to see Angelo Mathews back in the team, shame he didn't got as many runs, hope he comes good.

WI has severe problems, their team just doesn't look up to test cricket standards. For a team that produced Lara, Richards, Lloyd, Chanderpaul this is a terrible shame. I dare say this is the lowest I've seen WI ever...

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sam_ahm wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:40 pm
I think Hasaranga can make it to the test squad.

Was pleasantly surprised to see Angelo Mathews back in the team, shame he didn't got as many runs, hope he comes good.

WI has severe problems, their team just doesn't look up to test cricket standards. For a team that produced Lara, Richards, Lloyd, Chanderpaul this is a terrible shame. I dare say this is the lowest I've seen WI ever...
Na theyve been worse lineups in the last few years. It's just that Galle is hard for touring sides, especially for the WIndies. At home they would put up a good fight

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slcricfan1 wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:26 pm
sam_ahm wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:40 pm
I think Hasaranga can make it to the test squad.

Was pleasantly surprised to see Angelo Mathews back in the team, shame he didn't got as many runs, hope he comes good.

WI has severe problems, their team just doesn't look up to test cricket standards. For a team that produced Lara, Richards, Lloyd, Chanderpaul this is a terrible shame. I dare say this is the lowest I've seen WI ever...
Na theyve been worse lineups in the last few years. It's just that Galle is hard for touring sides, especially for the WIndies. At home they would put up a good fight
Not just this game mate, they are getting bundled out for 150-160 almost every innings these days.

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sam_ahm wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:49 pm
slcricfan1 wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:26 pm
sam_ahm wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:40 pm
I think Hasaranga can make it to the test squad.

Was pleasantly surprised to see Angelo Mathews back in the team, shame he didn't got as many runs, hope he comes good.

WI has severe problems, their team just doesn't look up to test cricket standards. For a team that produced Lara, Richards, Lloyd, Chanderpaul this is a terrible shame. I dare say this is the lowest I've seen WI ever...
Na theyve been worse lineups in the last few years. It's just that Galle is hard for touring sides, especially for the WIndies. At home they would put up a good fight
Not just this game mate, they are getting bundled out for 150-160 almost every innings these days.

For last 5-6 years it is found that Windies starts batting in test matches, after the fall of 5 or 6 wickets with Holder in one end. There first four - five batters are average and never gets dropped, it seems they maintain reservation of players from all the islands. They have dropped Darren Bravo who has more experience then currrent players in subcontinent conditions.

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sam_ahm wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:49 pm
slcricfan1 wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:26 pm
sam_ahm wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:40 pm
I think Hasaranga can make it to the test squad.

Was pleasantly surprised to see Angelo Mathews back in the team, shame he didn't got as many runs, hope he comes good.

WI has severe problems, their team just doesn't look up to test cricket standards. For a team that produced Lara, Richards, Lloyd, Chanderpaul this is a terrible shame. I dare say this is the lowest I've seen WI ever...
Na theyve been worse lineups in the last few years. It's just that Galle is hard for touring sides, especially for the WIndies. At home they would put up a good fight
Not just this game mate, they are getting bundled out for 150-160 almost every innings these days.
Yeah you`re right batting is consistently pretty bad but better than when they had blokes like Chandrika etc. Bowling is much better than around 2015 too

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Praveen Jayawickrama, left arm spinner looks good find for Sri Lanka, getting wickets not only against non asian teams but also against asian teams, who are good against spin.

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