Game preview – West India vs Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka tour of the West Indies 2020/21, 1st Test


Sri Lanka haven’t been great or poor with the late ball, but they have to put their game in action.

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For the first time in 18 months, test cricket returns to the Caribbean. Even away from this panacea, a lot has happened in the meantime. Sri Lanka has changed coaches (as is an annual tradition). Kyle Mayers has become the sentiment behind his 210 in Bangladesh. And, most recently, Kraigg Brathwaite has replaced Jason Holder as West Indies Test captain.

Brathwaite’s rise to leadership, and the downfall for Holder that would have to accommodate that move, have been among the captain’s switches that have been less turbulent in recent years. No one was left out of the team, or badly slammed in the media.