West Indies tour of Sri Lanka 2021-22 Test Series – 1st Test

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Test series 2021-22 / Sobers-Tissera Trophy 2021-22

1st Test:

First Test of the Sobers-Tissera (Trophy) series 2021-22 of 2 Test matches between Sri Lanka and West Indies is going to be played at the Galle International Stadium, Galle starting from November 21st 2021.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the tenth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series thrice. Whereas the opponent won twice. 5 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 Sri Lanka team won twice and West Indies team won twice, as well.

The consecutive winning streak for the Sri Lanka team against West Indies was 1 series in 2001-02, in 2005 and in 2015-16.

The longest streak of undefeated for the Sri Lanka team against West Indies was 6 series from 2005 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for West Indies team against Sri Lanka was 1 series in 1997 and in 2003.

The longest streak of undefeated for West Indies team against Sri Lanka was 2 series from 1993-94 to 2001-02, from 2007-08 to 2015-16 and from 2018 to present.

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

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

Matches:

The teams completed 22 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 9 times, whereas the opponent won 4 times with 9 draws. 

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

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against West Indies was 3 Tests from 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.

The consecutive winning streak for West Indies against Sri Lanka was 1 Test in 1997, in 2003, in 2008 and in 2018.

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

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

Sobers-Tissera Trophy:

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

Series:

The teams played the Sobers-Tissera trophy thrice. The upcoming series will be the fourth installment of the trophy. Sri Lanka won the trophy inaugural series (2015-16 series). West Indies have never lifted the trophy, yet. The next two (2018 series and 2020-21 series) were 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 in 2015-16.

The consecutive winning streak in the trophy for the Sri Lanka team against West Indies was 1 in 2015-16.

The longest streak of undefeated in the trophy for the Sri Lanka team against West Indies was 3 series from 2015-16 to present.

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

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

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

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

Sri Lanka never lost the trophy, yet.

Matches:

The teams completed 7 meetings in the Sobers-Tissera trophy, till date. The host won thrice, whereas the opponent won just once with 3 draws. 

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

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 4 tests from 2018 to present.

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

The longest streak of undefeated in the trophy for West Indies against Sri Lanka was 2 tests from 2018 to 2018 and from 2021 to present.

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

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Sri Lankan Backyard:

Series:

When touring Sri Lanka by West Indies, the teams met to play bilateral series 5 times, out of them, the host won the series thrice 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 9 years, between 2001-02 to 2010-11, where Sri Lanka won both the series.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against West Indies in Sri Lanka was 2 series between 2001-02 to 2010-11.

The longest streak of undefeated for Sri Lanka against West Indies in Sri Lanka was 5 series from 1993-94 to present.

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

The streak of undefeated for West Indies against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka team was 1 in 1993-94 and in 2010-11.

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

Matches:

On the soil of Sri Lanka, the teams faced each other 11 times. out of them, Sri Lanka received victory 7 times and never defeated, yet with 4 draws.

The teams played consecutive 5 tests without any draw from 2001 to 2010, in which, Sri Lanka won all 5 games.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against West Indies in Sri Lanka was 5 Tests between 2001 to 2010.

The longest streak of undefeated for Sri Lanka against West Indies in Sri Lanka was 11 tests from 1993 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for West Indies against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 0 test, yet.

The longest streak of undefeated for West Indies against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was 3 tests from 2010 to 2015.

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

Sobers-Tissera Trophy in Sri Lankan Backyard:

Series:

The teams played the Sobers-Tissera trophy just once, which was won by Sri Lanka.

The consecutive winning streak in the trophy for Sri Lanka against West Indies was 1 in 2015-16.

The longest streak of undefeated in the trophy for Sri Lanka against West Indies was 1 in 2015-16.

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

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

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

Matches:

The teams completed 2 meetings in the Sobers-Tissera trophy in Sri Lanka, till date. The host won both the encounters, whereas the opponent never won yet. 

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

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

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

The longest streak of undefeated in the trophy for West Indies against Sri Lanka was 0 Test, till date.

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

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the eighth rank (Sri Lanka) and seventh rank (West Indies) team (almost a perfect series). The host is just 2 points behind the visitors.

The Home Team:

The team completed 297 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 93 times and lost 113 times. 91 outings were completed as a Draw.

If the team will win with a margin of 2, then the team will earn 5 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 5 points without any impact in the rankings.

If the team will win with a margin of 1, then the team will earn 3 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 4 points without any impact in the rankings.

In case of drawing the series, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rank.

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

The Visiting Team:

The team completed 558 matches in the format. Out of them, the team won 178 times and lost 202 times. 1 match was completed as a tie. 177 times, the plays were completed as a Draw.

If the team will win with a margin of 2, then the team will earn 4 points without any impact. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 5 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will win with a margin of 1, then the team will earn 3 points without any impact in the rankings. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 3 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

In case of drawing the series, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rank.

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

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Galle shows the weather would be a mixture of partly cloudy to thunderstorms during the match. The first two days of the game would be partly cloudy, the thunderstorms would be expected for the remaining three days. There is less chance of rain for the first two days, as the precipitation percentage would be from 2% to 4%. The precipitation percentage would be between 71 to 84 for the remaining three day. The temperature would be between 28 to 30 Celsius. The wind would be between 11 – 21 km/h.

Galle International Stadium, Galle

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 30 times out of 35 games, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won 17 times and lost 8 times with 5 draws.

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

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On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won twice and lost twice, as well, with a (1) draw.

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

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 13 matches from 2013 to present.

Overall, 19 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 10 times with 6 draws.

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

Particularly, for Sri Lanka, the team won the toss 19 times in 35 games. The team won 12 times and lost just thrice with 4 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLWWW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while losing the toss, are WLLLW.

The first batting team won the matches 19 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 10 times, with 6 draws.

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

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 168 in 2009, and the highest successful chase 268 in 2019.

The first inning lowest total was 135 in 2021, and the highest total was 600 runs in 2017. For the second inning, the lowest total was 81 in 2007, whereas the highest was 638 runs in 2013. For the third inning, the lowest total was 114 runs (completed innings) in 1998, whereas the highest was 512 runs in 2004. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 73 (completed innings) in 2018, whereas the highest was 300 runs in 2012.

The batting average of the first innings is 39.36 and 31.04 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 29.00, and 23.84 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other thrice at the venue. Sri Lanka won twice, whereas West Indies is still searching for the first win. 1 encounter was completed as a draw.

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

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The Home Team:

The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, and won 19 times out of 35 played games and lost 10 times with 6 draws.

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

The Visiting Team:

The visiting team has a very poor record, as the team never won, yet and lost 2 outings out of 3. 1 game was completed as a draw.

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

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Sri Lanka:

The home side would go with the 2 pacers and 2 spinners, as the team has 3 all-rounders, two with a spin and the remaining with a pace.

Sri Lanka Eleven: D. Karunaratne, P. Nissanka, O. Fernando, A. Mathews, D. de Silva, D. Chandimal, R. Mendis, S. Lakmal, L. Embuldeniya, D. Chameera, P. Jayawickrama

West Indies:

The visiting team would go with a (1) pacer and a (1) spinner, as the team has a plenty (3) all-rounders, all with spin, a batting all-rounder and a bowling all-rounder, both with pace.

West Indies Eleven: K. Brathwaite, J. Solozano, N. Bonner, K. Mayer, J. Blackwood, R. Chase, J. da Silva, J. Holder, R. Cornwell, J. Warrican, S. Gabriel

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.