SL v WI highlights today – Third test day one from Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados (West Indies) Saturday 23rd June 2018. The highest total of the venue is 749/9d scored by the home team against England in 2009. Sri Lankan cricket team is playing their first ever test match at this ground. First test West Indies won by 226 runs, the second test match drawn because of rain otherwise there were many chances of Sri Lanka victory. Now it’s the last match from (Sri Lanka tour of West Indies 2018).
Jason Holder has won the toss, West Indies bat first.
West Indies team/playing XI
1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Devon Smith, 3 Kieran Powell, 4 Shai Hope, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Shane Dowrich (wk), 7 Jason Holder (capt), 8 Devendra Bishoo, 9 Keemo Paul, 10 Kemar Roach, 11 Shannon Gabriel.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
1 Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 Mahela Udawatte, 3 Dhananjaya de Silva, 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Roshen Silva, 6 Kusal Perera, 7 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 8 Suranga Lakmal (capt.), 9 Akila Dananjaya, 10 Kasun Rajitha, 11 Lahiru Kumara.
Match Timings: 19:00 GMT | 15:00 Local
The weather in Barbados is expected to be cloudy but dry for the majority of the Test. Pitches at the Kensington Oval have recently favoured seam bowlers. With Chandimal out of the Test, it is difficult to predict the exact make-up of the Sri Lanka side. Suranga Lakmal is going to lead the SLC confirmed on Saturday. Danushka Gunathilaka may replace the misfiring Kusal Perera at the top of the order, but it is possible that Perera merely moves down the order. West Indies may draft 20-year-old quick Keemo Paul into the XI in place of Miguel Cummins, who has gone wicketless in three of the four innings he has bowled in the series. Apart from that change, they are likely to keep the same side. Holder said everyone was fit for the Test.
Umpires – Ian Gould, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpires – Aleem Dar
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Gregory Brathwaite
Match number – Test no. 2309