West Indies vs Sri Lanka Test series 2020-21 – 1st Test

West Indies vs Sri Lanka Test series 2020-21 / Sobers-Tissera Trophy 2020-21

1st Test:

First Test of the Sobers-Tissera (Trophy) series 2020-21 of 2 Test matches between West Indies and Sri Lanka is going to be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua on March 21st 2021.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the tenth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series twice. Whereas the opponent won thrice. 4 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series in a span of 10 years, from 1997 to 2007-08, where the West Indian team won twice and Sri Lankan team won twice.

The consecutive winning streak for the West Indian team against Sri Lanka was just 1 series from 1997 to 2001-02 and 2003 to 2005.

The longest streak of undefeated for the West Indian team against Sri Lanka was 2 series from 1993-94 to 2001-02 and from 2005 to 2015-16.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lankan team against West Indies was just 1 series from 2001-02 to 2003,  from 2005 to 2007-08 and from 2015-16 to 2018.

The longest streak of undefeated for Sri Lankan team against West Indies was 5 series from 2005 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of West Indies against Sri Lanka are DLDDL.

West Indies never won the series against Sri Lanka after 2003.

Matches:

The teams completed 20 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won just 4 times, whereas the opponent won 9 times with 7 draws. 

The teams played consecutive 5 tests without any draw from 2003 to 2010, in which, West Indies won twice and Sri Lanka won thrice.

The consecutive winning streak for West Indies against Sri Lanka was just 1 Test from 1997 to 1997, from 2003 to 2005, from 2008 to 2010 and from 2018 to 2018.

The longest streak of undefeated for West Indies against Sri Lanka was 4 tests from 2008 to 2015.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against West Indies was 3 Tests between 2001 to 2003 and from 2005 to 2008.

The longest streak of undefeated for Sri Lanka against West Indies was 5 tests from 1997 to 2003 and from 2008 to 2018.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against Sri Lanka are LDWLL.

Sobers-Tissera Trophy:

Since 2015-16, the series, which is played between West Indies and Sri Lanka, is known as the Sobers-Tissera Trophy.

Series:

The teams played the Sobers-Tissera trophy twice. The upcoming series will be the third installment of the trophy. West Indies have never lifted the trophy, yet. Sri Lanka won the trophy inaugural series (2015-16 series). The next one (2018 series) was concluded as a draw, and so the trophy was retained by Sri Lanka.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 1 series from 2015-16 to 2018.

The consecutive winning streak in the trophy for the West Indian team against Sri Lanka was 0 till date.

The longest streak of undefeated in the trophy for the West Indian team against Sri Lanka was 0 till date.

The consecutive winning streak in the trophy for Sri Lankan team against West Indies was just 1 series from 2015-16 to 2018.

The longest streak of undefeated in the trophy for Sri Lankan team against West Indies was 2 series from 2015-16 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results in the trophy of West Indies against Sri Lanka are DL – – -.

West Indies never won the series in the trophy against Sri Lanka.

Matches:

The teams completed 5 meetings in the Sobers-Tissera trophy, till date. The host won just once, whereas the opponent won thrice with a draw (1 draw). 

The teams played consecutive 3 tests without any draw from 2015 to 2018, in which, West Indies won just once and Sri Lanka won 2 tests.

The consecutive winning streak in the trophy for West Indies against Sri Lanka was 1 Test between 2018 to 2018.

The longest streak of undefeated in the trophy for West Indies against Sri Lanka was 2 tests from 2018 to 2018.

The consecutive winning streak in the trophy for Sri Lanka against West Indies was 2 Tests between 2015 to 2018.

The longest streak of undefeated in the trophy for Sri Lanka against West Indies was 2 tests from 2015 to 2018 and from 2018 to present.

Last 5 (completed) match results in the trophy of West Indies against Sri Lanka are LDWLL.

West Indies Backyard:

Series:

When touring West Indies by Sri Lanka, the teams met to play bilateral series 4 times, out of them, the host won the series twice and the visitors never won the series, yet. 2 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 2 series in a span of 10 years, between 1997 to 2007-08, where West Indies won both the series.

The consecutive winning streak for West Indies against Sri Lanka in West Indies was 2 series between 1997 to 2007-08.

The longest streak of undefeated for West Indies against Sri Lanka in West Indies was 4 series from 1997 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against West Indies in West Indies was 0 till date.

The streak of undefeated for Sri Lanka against West Indies in West Indies team was 0 till date.

Last 5 (completed) series results of West Indies against Sri Lanka in West Indies are DDWW -.

Matches:

On the soil of West Indies, the teams faced each other 9 times. out of them, West Indies received victory 4 times and defeated twice with 3 draws.

The teams played consecutive 4 tests without any draw from 2003 to 2008, in which, West Indies won thrice and Sri Lanka won once.

The consecutive winning streak for West Indies against Sri Lanka in West Indies was 2 Tests between 2008 to 2008.

The longest streak of undefeated for West Indies against Sri Lanka in West Indies was 4 tests from 1997 to 2008.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against West Indies in West Indies was 1 Test between 2008 to 2008 and 2018 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for Sri Lanka against West Indies in West Indies was 2 tests from 1997 to 2003 and 2018 to present.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against Sri Lanka in West Indies are LDWWL.

Sobers-Tissera Trophy in West Indies Backyard:

Series:

The teams played the Sobers-Tissera trophy just once, which resulted in a draw.

The consecutive winning streak in the trophy for the West Indian team against Sri Lanka was 0 till date.

The longest streak of undefeated in the trophy for the West Indian team against Sri Lanka was 0 till date.

The consecutive winning streak in the trophy for Sri Lankan team against West Indies was 0 till date.

The longest streak of undefeated in the trophy for Sri Lankan team against West Indies was 0 till date.

Last 5 (completed) series results in the trophy of West Indies against Sri Lanka are D – – – -.

Matches:

The teams completed 3 meetings in the Sobers-Tissera trophy in West Indies, till date. The host won just once, whereas the opponent won also once, only with a draw (1 draw). 

The consecutive winning streak in the trophy for West Indies against Sri Lanka was 1 Test between 2018 to 2018.

The longest streak of undefeated in the trophy for West Indies against Sri Lanka was 2 tests from 2018 to 2018.

The consecutive winning streak in the trophy for Sri Lanka against West Indies was 1 Test between 2018 to 2018.

The longest streak of undefeated in the trophy for Sri Lanka against West Indies was 2 tests from 2018 to present.

Last 5 (completed) match results in the trophy of West Indies against Sri Lanka are LDW – -.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the eighth rank (West Indies) and seventh rank (Sri Lanka) team (almost a perfect series). The host is just 3 points behind the visitors.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 4 points with no impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 6 points and come to the seventh position in the table. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 3 points with no impact on the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 4 points and come to the seventh position in the table. 

Drawing the series will help the team to gain 1 point without any impact in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies are WWLLL.

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If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 4 points with losing 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 4 points with no impact in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 3 points with losing 1 rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 3 points with no impact in rankings. 

Drawing the series will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rank.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka are LLLLD.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Antigua shows the weather would be mixture of partly cloudy to mostly sunny throughout the match. There is less chance of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be from 13% to 24%. The temperature would be between 27-28 Celsius. The wind would be between 16 – 22 km/h.

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 5 times out of 8 games, and the selection slightly favored the teams, as the teams won twice and lost just once with 2 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LWWDD.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, the team won just once and lost once with a (1) draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WLD – -.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 4 matches between 2016 to present.

Overall, thrice the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost twice with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWWWD.

Particularly, for West Indies, the team won the toss 5 times in 8 games. The team won twice and lost just once with 2 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWWDD.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue, while losing the toss, are LWD – -.

The first batting team won the matches twice. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches thrice, with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WLLWD.

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 418 in 2019, and the highest successful chase 102 in 2012.

The first inning lowest total was 43 (completed innings) in 2018, and the highest total was 566 runs in 2016. For the second inning, the lowest total was 222 in 2019, whereas the highest was 522 runs in 2012. For the third inning, the lowest total was 132 runs in 2019, whereas the highest was 343 runs in 2019. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 100 (completed innings) in 2019, whereas the highest was 350 runs in 2015.

The batting average of the first innings is 35.83 and 33.51 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 28.31, and 36.30 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies against Sri Lanka at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has an above average record at the venue, and won thrice out of 8 played games and lost twice with 3 draws. Whereas, the visiting team will play the first game.

Last 5 (completed) match results of West Indies at the venue are LWWLD.

The home team never lost against any opponent except India.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue are – – – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

West Indies:

The home side would go with the 3 pacers, as the team has a couple of all-rounders, one with a spin and the other with a pace.

West Indies Eleven: K. Brathwaite, J. Campbell, D. Bravo, K. Mayer, J. Blackwood, J. da Silva, J. Holder, R. Cornwell, A. Joseph, K. Roach, S. Gabriel

Sri Lanka:

The visiting team would go with 3 pacers and a spinner.

Sri Lanka Eleven: D. Karunaratne, L. Thirimanne, O. Fernando, D. Chandimal, P. Nissanka, D. de Silva, N. Dickwella, S. Lakmal, L. Embuldeniya, D. Chameera, V. Fernando

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.
*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.