West Indies national cricket team has been heartily invited by the Sri Lankan national cricket board for a power-packed T20 series in the final quarter of 2015. The T20 series would commence from the second week of November. The post here offers a small brief on the Sri Lanka vs West Indies T20 series 2015. The 2015 Sri Lanka vs West Indies T20 series will comprise of a couple of Twenty20 matches. The 1st T20 match of the series is dated for 9th November and there will be a good 2-day gap till the 2nd T20 or the final match of the series- which is scheduled to be played on November 12. The matches will start from 8:30 p.m.
The Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2015 T20 series would be played in two esteemed cricket stadiums of the Lankan land. Among the 2 matches, the first one would be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, based at Pallekele. The last match of the series would be hosted by R. Premadasa Stadium which is located in the Lankan capital city Colombo. The Sri Lankan T20 side is to be spearheaded by Lasith Malinga and the team coach is Jerome Jayaratne. The Lankan squad ranks 1st as per the ICC T20 rankings. On the other hand, West Indies ODI squad would be led by Darren Sammy and Phil Simmons is the team coach. West Indies ranks 4th as per the ICC ODI rankings.
Looking at the T20 ranking of Sri Lanka, it won’t be overstretching to say that Malinga & his guys are obviously a stronger opponent over Sammy’s mates. Moreover, as Sri Lanka is the host country this time, Malinga’s boys will have the added advantage of the great support from home crowd, over the West Indies team. But then again, West Indies is one of the most respected names in international cricket and hence would be geared up for a pretty tough fight.