Sri Lanka v West Indies 2nd T20 Highlights 11 Nov 2015
SL v WI 2nd T20I Full HD Cricket Highlights, Colombo (RPS), Wednesday November 11th, 2015. Watch W Indies v S Lanka Cricket Match Highlights Today. Match scheduled to begin at 19:00 local time (13:30 GMT)
Sri Lanka Team
SL Malinga*, PVD Chameera, LD Chandimal†, TM Dilshan, DSNFG Jayasuriya, CK Kapugedera, KMDN Kulasekara, AD Mathews, MDKJ Perera†, NLTC Perera, SMSM Senanayake, MD Shanaka, TAM Siriwardana, JDF Vandersay, KDK Vithanage
West Indies Team
DJG Sammy*, D Bishoo, DJ Bravo, DM Bravo, JL Carter, J Charles, ADS Fletcher†, JO Holder, SP Narine, KA Pollard, D Ramdin†, R Rampaul, AD Russell, MN Samuels, JE Taylor
T20I no. 461 | 2015/16 season
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
11 November 2015 – night match (20-over match)
Umpires – REJ Martinesz and RR Wimalasiri
TV umpire – RSA Palliyaguruge
Match referee – DC Boon
Reserve umpire – RA Kottahachchi
West Indies 162/6 (20/20 overs)
Sri Lanka 139/10 (20/20 overs)
West Indies won by 23 runs
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West Indies won the toss and chose to bat in the second T20, in Colombo. The visitors had failed to chase down a target of 216 against Sri Lanka in the first match of the series in Kandy on Monday.
West Indies rested allrounder Jason Holder and left out legspinner Devendra Bishoo. Seamer Ravi Rampaul and wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin were picked in their stead. Rampaul was recalled for his first T20 international since the home series against England in March 2014, prior to the World T20. Sri Lanka were unchanged.
Sri Lanka, for the little it’s worth, protected their top T20 ranking with that victory. More importantly, they seem to be putting together a top order, which, after a little bit of spit-shine and elbow grease, could form the cornerstone of a decent title defence at next year’s World T20. This year had seen a sharp return to the troposphere after 2014’s astronomical highs, but the West Indies tour has suggested the team is bouncing back. Sri Lanka might not always be a world-beating outfit, but their lows have not tended to last long either.
Last five matches, most recent first
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Now seemingly relieved of the gloves in all formats, Dinesh Chandimal has a little added responsibility with the bat. This has been a season of rebirth for him. Following rejuvenating Test and ODI hands, on Monday, he displayed aptitude in the T20 format he struggled in last year. One of the cleanest hitters in the team when the mood strikes, Chandimal has the potential to play a key role in the 2016 World T20.
On an evening in which all West Indies’ seamers went at more than 10 an over, Kieron Pollard managed at least to cause a few problems, and take two wickets. He took pace off the ball to exploit the slow Pallekele surface, and with the Khettarama pitch likely to be even slower, he may be similarly effective there. Too much was required of him with the bat but, nevertheless, he made his presence felt with a few mighty blows off the spinners.
Sri Lanka may be tempted to play the same XI, particularly now that Binura Fernando has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. Uncapped batsman Dasun Shanaka has been named in his stead.
Sri Lanka (probable): 1 Kusal Perera (wk), 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Shehan Jayasuriya, 4 Dinesh Chandimal, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Milinda Siriwardana, 7 Chamara Kapugedara, 8 Nuwan Kulasekara, 9 Sachithra Senanayake, 10 Lasith Malinga (capt), 11 Dushmantha Chameera
Ravi Rampaul may come into the side, displacing the expensive Jerome Taylor. Elsewhere, West Indies are likely to be unchanged.
West Indies (probable): 1 Johnson Charles, 2 Andre Fletcher (wk), 3 Marlon Samuels, 4 Dwayne Bravo, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Andre Russell, 7 Darren Sammy (capt), 8 Jason Holder, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Devendra Bishoo, 11 Ravi Rampaul
Rain may again delay or interrupt this match. The Khettarama surface is historically slow and given to spin.