Host Sri Lanka will be looking to start their home season on a positive home when they take on West Indies in the two-match Test series, starting from 21st November.
Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne will be hoping that the side can deliver a strong show in this two-match series. Praveen Jayawickrama, Lahiru Thiramanne, Lasith Embuldeniya and Dimuth Karunaratne have shown excellent form in the Test format.
On the other hand, West Indies will be keen to overcome T20 World Cup disappointment and put on a decent show against the Islanders. Captain Kraigg Brathwaite will be hoping that the side can show discipline in all three departments against Sri Lanka.
Both teams have competed in 22 Tests in the history of five-day format where Sri Lanka have an upper hand with nine wins compared to West Indies’ four victories whereas nine matches ended as a draw.
Here are important stats and numbers for Sri Lanka vs West Indies 2021 Test series which are as follows:
O victories for West Indies in Test matches played against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. The previous series between the two teams played in the Caribbean ended in a draw.
56 runs required by opener and Captain Kraigg Brathwaite to complete 500 runs against Sri Lanka. In seven matches played, Brathwaite has accumulated 444 runs at an average of 34.15 with one century and two half-centuries to his name.
1 wicket needed by left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya to complete 50 wickets in Test format. In 11 matches played, Embuldeniya has claimed 49 wickets at an average of 37.20.
10 wickets required by left-arm pacer Vishwa Fernando to compete 50 wickets for Sri Lanka in Test cricket. In 14 matches played, Vishwa Fernando has taken 40 wickets at an average of 35.07.
4 runs needed by West Indies middle-order batsman Roston Chase to complete 2,000 runs in Test cricket. In 41 matches played, Chase has accumulated 1996 runs at an average of 28.11 with five centuries and nine half-centuries to his name.
13 wickets needed by West Indies pacer Jason Holder to complete 150 wickets in Test cricket. In 51 Test matches, Holder has claimed 137 wickets at an average of 26.66 with eight five-fors to his name.