West Indies set to host Sri Lanka for Tests in 2018

Sri Lanka will tour West Indies after a decade-long gap.

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Cricket West Indies, on Monday, announced that the West Indies are set to host Sri Lanka for a three-match Test series in June in 2018. This is the first time when Sri Lanka makes the trip to the Caribbean for Tests after a decade-long gap.

Before gearing up for the Test series, the teams will play a three-day match, which is scheduled to play from 30 May – 1 June 2018 at Brian Lara Cricket Ground, Trinidad.

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The three-match Test series between the West Indies and Sri Lanka will begin with the first Test at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain from 6 June 2018, while the second Test is slated to play at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown from 14 June 2018, and the final and the third Test of the series will be held at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia from June 23.

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Recently, West Indies travelled to Sri Lanka for the Test series in October 2015, and the visitors were handed a 2-0 beating at the hands of Islanders.

In the ongoing Test series against India, Sri Lanka are trailing  2-0 in the series with the Delhi Test already in its fourth day. India are well placed after lunch with a lead nearing 250 runs. 

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will again want their senior statesmen Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews to step up in the second innings as they did in the first.  The Test match and the series will hopefully be decided on day 5.

By Rashmi Nanda - 05 Dec, 2017

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