Best XI to face Windies
Sri Lanka will stick on to their best possible eleven to suit the
occasion when they take on the West Indies in the first of the three
postponed ODI's at the SSC grounds tomorrow for the ERI Cup.
Both teams will take this opportunity as a precursor for the World
Cup which will be held in the sub-continent in a couple of weeks time,
and the Windies will also expose their World Cup players in the three
match ODI series prior to the World Cup.
The West Indies who were to meet Sri Lanka in their ODI series last
December, had to fly back home due to the inclement weather condition in
the country at that time hoping to come back around this time of the new
The Windies are down to play a couple of warm up games in the Island,
although their group matches will take place in India and Bangladesh.
The West Indies in Group 'B' with South Africa, Netherlands, India,
Bangladesh, England and Ireland.
The Lankans will meet New Zealand in Mumbai in one game.
West Indies: Darren Sammy (Captain), Adrian Barath, Carlton Baugh,
Sllieman Benn, Darren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Shivenerine Chanderpaul,
Chris Gayle, Nikita Miller, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach,
Andre Russell, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Devon Smith.
Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (Captain), Mahela Jayawardena, T.M.
Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Silva, Chamara
Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekera, Thisara Perera, Lasith
Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana