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West Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2015–16


West Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2015–16

West Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2015–16
Sri Lanka
West Indies
Dates 4 October 2015 – 12 November 2015
Captains Angelo Mathews Jason Holder (Tests, ODIs)
Darren Sammy (T20Is)
Test series
Result Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2–0
Most runs Dimuth Karunaratne (199) Darren Bravo (144)
Most wickets Rangana Herath (15) Kraigg Brathwaite (6)
Jomel Warrican (6)
Jerome Taylor (6)
Player of the series Rangana Herath (SL)
One Day International series
Twenty20 International series

The West Indies cricket team are currently touring Sri Lanka in October 2015 to play two Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 International (T20I) matches.[1][2] Starting with this series, all bilateral Test tours between the West Indies and Sri Lanka will be called the Sobers–Tissera Trophy.[3][4]


  • Squads 1
  • Tour matches 2
    • Tour match: Sri Lanka Board President's XI vs West Indians 2.1
    • One day: Sri Lanka Board President's XI vs West Indians 2.2
  • Test series (Sobers-Tissera Trophy) 3
    • 1st Test 3.1
    • 2nd Test 3.2
  • ODI series 4
    • 1st ODI 4.1
    • 2nd ODI 4.2
    • 3rd ODI 4.3
  • T20I series 5
    • 1st T20I 5.1
    • 2nd T20I 5.2
  • References 6
  • External Links 7


Tests ODIs T20I
 Sri Lanka[5]  West Indies[6]  Sri Lanka[7]  West Indies[8]  Sri Lanka  West Indies[8]

Tour matches

Tour match: Sri Lanka Board President's XI vs West Indians

9 – 11 October
209 (65.3 overs)
Carlos Brathwaite 54 (46)
Suraj Randiv 5/73 (23 overs)
455/6 (107 overs)
Udara Jayasundera 142 (216)
Jason Holder 2/54 (16 overs)
  • West Indians won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The start of day 1 was delayed because of a wet outfield.
  • The start of the match was postponed by one day because of rain.[9]
  • Fifteen players per side (11 batting, 11 fielding).

One day: Sri Lanka Board President's XI vs West Indians

29 October
West Indians 
318 (48.4 overs)
 Sri Lanka Board President's XI
103/3 (21 overs)
Carlos Brathwaite 113 (58)
Binura Fernando 3/71 (9.4 overs)
Lahiru Thirimanne 41 (48)
Andre Russell 1/20 (4 overs)
West Indians won by 43 runs (D/L method)
Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo
Umpires: Prageeth Rambukwella (SL) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL)
  • Sri Lanka Board President's XI won the toss and elected to field.

Test series (Sobers-Tissera Trophy)

1st Test

14 – 18 October
484 (152.3 overs)
Dimuth Karunaratne 186 (354)
Devendra Bishoo 4/143 (40.3 overs)
251 (82 overs)
Darren Bravo 50 (107)
Rangana Herath 6/68 (33 overs)
227(f/o) (68.3 overs)
Jermaine Blackwood 92 (135)
Rangana Herath 4/79 (22 overs)
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 6 runs
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Rangana Herath (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Milinda Siriwardana (SL) made his Test debut.
  • The 238 runs stand for the third wicket by Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal is the highest third wicket partnership for Sri Lanka in Tests at Galle.[10]
  • Rangana Herath took his 23rd Test five-wicket haul. This is Herath's first five-wicket haul against the West Indies.

2nd Test

22 – 26 October
200 (66 overs)
Milinda Siriwardana 68 (111)
Jomel Warrican 4/67 (20 overs)
163 (64.2 overs)
Kraigg Brathwaite 47 (101)
Dhammika Prasad 4/34 (12 overs)
206 (75.3 overs)
Angelo Mathews 46 (120)
Kraigg Brathwaite 6/29 (11.3 overs)
171 (65.5 overs)
Darren Bravo 61 (134)
Rangana Herath 4/56 (19.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 72 runs
P Sara Oval, Colombo
Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Milinda Siriwardana (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was delayed by 30 minutes on the morning of the second day because of a wet outfield.
  • Rain stopped play just before tea on the third day, with play being abandoned for the day.
  • No play was possible on day four because of rain.
  • Kusal Mendis (SL) and Jomel Warrican (WI) made their Test debuts.
  • Simon Fry (Aus) made his debut as an umpire in a Test match.[11]

ODI series

1st ODI

1 November
14:30 (D/N)
West Indies 
159/8 (26 overs)
 Sri Lanka
164/9 (24.5 overs)
Andre Russell 41 (24)
Suranga Lakmal 3/15 (5 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 59 (32)
Sunil Narine 3/21 (6 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 1 wicket (D/L) method
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.
  • The start of the match was delayed by rain.
  • Rain stopped play during the 15th over of the West Indies innings, with the score at 40/3. Play resumed after a three-and-a-half hour delay, with the game reduced to 26 overs per-side.
  • Shehan Jayasuriya and Danushka Gunathilaka (SL) made their ODI debuts.
  • West Indies captain Jason Holder was given a one-match ban for bowling a slow over-rate.[12]

2nd ODI

4 November
14:30 (D/N)

3rd ODI

7 November
14:30 (D/N)

T20I series

1st T20I

2nd T20I

12 November
19:00 (D/N)


  1. ^ "West Indies will come to Sri Lanka". ICC. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "West Indies set for 44-day tour of Sri Lanka". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Windies and Sri Lanka to play for Sobers/Tissera Trophy
  4. ^ Sri Lanka, West Indies to play for Sobers-Tissera trophy
  5. ^ "Siriwardana, Kusal Mendis named for West Indies Tests". ESPNcricinfo (ESPN Sports Media). 9 October 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Holder replaces Ramdin as captain for SL Tests". ESPNcricinfo (ESPN Sports Media). 4 September 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Sri Lanka ODI squad for Windies tour 2015".  
  8. ^ a b "Sunil Narine back as WI revamp ODI squad". ESPNcricinfo (ESPN Sports Media). 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Rain forces practice game postponement". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "West Indies hit back after big partnership". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Australian umpire Simon Fry to make Test debut in Sri Lanka-West Indies series". One India. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Holder handed one-game suspension". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 

External Links

  • Series Home at ESPNCricinfo
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