Sri Lanka bat first in 2nd Test
Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat on the opening day of the 2nd ERI Test against West Indies on Tuesday at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium.
The Sri Lankans have made three changes, with debutant fast bowler Suranga Lakmal, seamer Nuwan Kulasekara and with left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, replacing Thilan Mirando Thushara, Suraj Randiv, and Dammika Prasad.
The Windies made just one change, bringing in left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn to replace Andre Russell. Play started 2 ½ hours late due a wet outfield after heavy overnight rain.
Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Tharanga Paranavitana, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardena, Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardena (wicket-keeper), Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal
West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Chris Gayle, Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brendan Nash, Dwayne Bravo, Carlton Baugh (wicket-keeper), Sulieman Benn, Shane Shillingford, Kemar Roach
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pakistan), Richard Kettleborough (England)
Television umpire: Steve Davis (Australia)
ICC Match referee: Alan Hurst (Australia)
Fourth official: Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)