Sri Lanka vs West Indies 1st Test – Preview

Likely XI-
1.  Kusal Perera (Left-Hand Batsman)
2.  Kusal Mendis (Right-Hand Batsman)
3.  Dinesh Chandimal (Captain)
4.  Roshen Silva (Right-Hand Batsman)
5.  Angelo Mathews (Right-Hand Batsman)
6.  Niroshan Dickwella (Left-Hand Batsman)(Wicket-Keeper)
7.  Akila Dananjaya (Left-Hand Batsman)(Right-Arm Off/Leg-spinner)
8.  Rangana Herath (Left-Hand Batsman)(Left-Arm Orthodox)
9.  Lahiru Kumara​ (Right-Arm Fast)​ 
10.Lahiru Gamage (Right-Arm Medium-Fast)
11. Asitha Fernando (Right-Arm Fast-Medium)/ Jeffrey Vandersay (Right-Arm Leg-spinner)


12.Dilruwan Perera
13.Mahela Udawatte
14.Suranga Lakmal (subject to fitness)(Lakmal has had some injury problems, therefore, he should be rested for 1st Test)
15.Kasun Rajitha (Right-Arm Medium-Fast) 
16.Jeffrey Vandersay

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  1. Both Batting and Bowling wise
    Both Batting and Bowling wise Dananjaya is better than Dilruwan and depending on the pitch it will determine if it 2 fast- bowler and 3 spinners on a dry turning pitch or 3 fast-bowlers and 2 spinners on a green/seaming pitch.

  2. Leg-Spinner like Jeffrey
    Leg-Spinner like Jeffrey Vandersay should be an automatic selection in the XI due to the X-Factor he brings in like Akila Dananjaya. Which Dilruwan Perea does not bring in, therefore, he should be used as a backup spinner if the talented inexperienced players fail which is why it`s more preferred to play young player in the 1st test and if they fail than fall back to less talented experienced player.

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