Chandimal looks to lead Sri Lanka to first ever series win in the Caribbean

Sri Lanka Test captain Dinesh Chandimal is optimistic that if his team execute their game plans well they can win their upcoming series against the West Indies.

The tourists have never won a series in the West Indies but face a team that have been unable to nail down a consistent XI.

“We are all looking forward to the challenge,” remarked Chandimal before the team set off on Friday 25 May. “West Indies will be playing in their home conditions and we need to stick to our strengths and game plans.

“We have made lot of sacrifices in the last couple of months. We have trained hard and now we need to be consistent. We will take it match by match and I am sure if we live up to expectations, we can win this series.”

Sri Lanka will be looking to build on much improved performances against Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

Chandimal said: “It was a big achievement to end Pakistan’s unbeaten run in UAE last year. It was a very competitive series. Every individual in the team has contributed for the success and we need to maintain that.

“Overall we have struggled a bit, but our Test cricket is in a good shape at the moment.”


Chandimal found form with the bat in Sri Lanka’s last few series and he will be looking to lead by example with willow in hand.