West Indies vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 1 Highlights – Jun 6, 2018, SL v WI highlights today – First test day one from Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad (West Indies) Wednesday 6th June 2018. In 1954 the home team west Indies scored 681/8d against England, which is the highest total of the venue. In 2014 West Indies scored 460 all out against New Zealand. Sri Lanka will play their first test match at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad cricket ground. From last five test matches, Sri Lanka won one match one loss and three drawn. From West Indies, last five test matches they lost three of them, got one victory and one drawn.
West Indies win the toss and choose to bat.
West Indies team/playing XI
Devon Smith, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Lahiru Kumara.
Match Timings: 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Sri Lanka: WDDLD (completed matches, most recent first)
West Indies: LLDWL
The weather in Port-of-Spain is expected to be good for the majority of the game, with the temperature in the low 30C range. The pitch generally takes a bit of turn. Dhananjaya de Silva, who delayed his departure to the West Indies because of the murder of his father, may have arrived too late to be available for the first Test. If he doesn’t take his spot at No. 3, Kusal Perera could be deployed there. Uncapped Mahela Udawatte might take the injured Dimuth Karunaratne’s place at the top of the order. Sri Lanka also have a difficult decision to make on which of their offspinners they should field. Akila Dananjaya is the more attacking option, but Dilruwan Perera’s batting may earn him the spot. The two fresh entrants into the squad, opener Devon Smith and wicketkeeper-batsman Jahmar Hamilton, may be left out of the playing XI. Devendra Bishoo is the only specialist spinner in the squad, so in Trinidad, he is likely to have a place in the XI.
Umpires – Richard Kettleborough, Aleem Dar
TV Umpires – Ian Gould
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Nigel Duguid
Match number – Test no. 2306