Match Preview – West Indies vs Sri Lanka, West Indies Tour in Sri Lanka 2020/21, 1st Q20I

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Cricket is back in the Caribbean. Sri Lanka’s last visit was for a three-game test series, which ended with both sides sharing the booty. The last time the West Indies hosted Sri Lanka for a bilateral limited-series series was in 2008, while the most recent bout between the two teams was in Sri Lanka almost exactly a year ago – a two-game T20I series, which The West Indies swept comfortably. It was the last piece of cricket played by either of these teams before Covid-19 put an end to just about everything.

Sri Lanka has not done very well in the limited cricket it has played since then. The test series losses to England and South Africa, while not entirely unexpected, nevertheless added a bit more woe to the gloom given the nature of those losses.