Sri Lanka bat first and play four spin options; Jeremy Solozano debuts for West Indies

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Sri Lanka bat first as well as play 4 spin choices; Jeremy Solozano debuts for West Indies

Record Visitors choose Shannon Gabriel ahead of Kemar Cockroach, and also play 3 spinners in Jomel Warrican, Rahkeem Cornwall and Roston Chase

Sri Lanka have won the throw as well as, unsurprisingly, decided to bat initially on a Galle surface which typically becomes a spin bowler’s dream as the Test endures. West Indies have a debutant. Jeremy Solozano, the 26-year-old from Trinidad, is readied to open up the batting with Kraigg Brathwaite.Also unsurprisingly, both sides have actually piled their side with spinners. West Indies have both the left-arm spin of Jomel Warrican, as well as the offspin of Rahkeem Cornwall as frontline options, with Roston Chase likewise around to add with his offbreaks.Sri Lanka have actually fielded 2 left-arm rewriters. Lasith Embuldeniya, who had been Sri Lanka’s premier spinner over the past 18 months, and 23-year-old Praveen Jayawickrama, who went over on launching, both play. Ramesh Mendis, the offspin-bowling allrounder is additionally in the XI. As is Dhananjaya de Silva, who also bowls offbreaks.Sri Lanka: 1 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt.), 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Oshada Fernando, 4 Angelo Mathews, 5 Dhananjaya de Silva, 6 Dinesh Chandimal (wk), 7 Ramesh Mendis, 8 Suranga Lakmal, 9

Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Lasith Embuldeniya, 11 Praveen Jayawickrama West Indies: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite(capt.), 2 Jeremy Solozano, 3 Nkrumah Bonner, 4 Roston Chase, 5 Jermaine Blackwood, 6 Kyle Mayers, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Joshua da Silva(wk), 9 Rahkeem

Cornwall, 10Jomel Warrican, 11 Shannon Gabriel Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo’s Sri Lanka reporter. @afidelf Published at Sunlight, 21 Nov 2021 04:40:47 -0600

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