Test Cricket Tours - West Indies to Sri Lanka 2010-11
Tour of Sri Lanka 2010-11Captain:Darren Sammy
62nd West Indies
Fourth Test-playing tour of Sri Lanka by West Indies
series was drawn as rain affected all three Test matches.On its debut as Test cricket's 104th
ground, Pallekele lost two complete days to the weather. As torrential rain
continued, the Sri Lankan and West Indian Boards then agreed to abandon the one-day
series and reschedule it for late January.The ICC then would not allow the World Cup grounds Hambantota and the R.
Premadasa Stadium to be used just prior to the tournament, so all three ODIs
were played at the SSC, Colombo.
West Indies had the better of the series after Chris Gayle had
become only the fourth batsman in Test cricket (after Bradman, Lara and
Sehwag) to hit a triple century twice.
Benn, who was unavailable for the first Test due to a one-match suspension,
was replaced by off-spinner Shane Shillingford but he was
reported for a suspect bowling action in the first Test at Galle.
Fast bowlers:Kemar Roach,
Nelon Pascal, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy.
A B Barath
K A J
D J G
D S (Devon) Smith
Required for one-day series only :
K A Edwards
G - Guyana (1)
Ja - Jamaica (4)
L - Leeward
T - Trinidad & Tobago
Windward Islands (4)
⋄- central contract (12)
age ofteam at time of first Test
15 November 2010)
26 yrs 8 months
Test Appearances made before the tour
Chanderpaul 126,Gayle 88,D J Bravo 37, D S Smith 31,Benn 15,Nash 15,Sammy 8,Roach 7,Baugh 5,Shillingford 3,Barath 2, Pascal 1,D M Bravo0, Russell 0, Thomas
C J Clark
Strength & Conditioning
Video & statistical analyst
Selector on tour
Garner was appointed interim team manager on 28 October, continuing his
position from the Australian tour, until a long-term appointment was made.
rescheduled one-day tour in January, Richie Richardson was team manager.
Clyde Butts (chairman),Courtney
Browne, Robert Haynes.
Darren Sammy was appointed captain in place of Chris Gayle on 17
October 2010 and also made one-day captain eleven days later. Gayle and two
all-rounders, Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard, had turned down offers of
central contracts (⋄) from the West Indies Board.
Unavailable: Fidel Edwards, Jerome Taylor (both injured).
Test tour party announced:17 October 2010.
Not selected :Denesh Ramdin, Ramnaresh Sarwan.
One-day squad named 28 October.
A B Barath, C JBaugh (wk), S J Benn, D J Bravo, D M Bravo,
S Chanderpaul, K A Edwards, C H Gayle, N O Miller, K A Pollard, R Rampaul, K
A JRoach, A D Russell, D J G Sammy
(capt), D S Smith.
Rescheduledone-day series squad named : 27 January
Kirk Edwards was dropped
from the squad chosen in October and Ramnaresh Sarwan included.
Time between selection and departure from West
(17 October to 4 November)
A preparation camp in Barbados
was disrupted by Hurricane Tomas and net sessions were replaced by fitness
training. At the conclusion of the camp, the players flew to London in two batches on 4 and 5 November.
and arrived in Colombo
on Sunday morning 7 November.On
arrival at the airport the Windies were warmly greeted by fans and
well-wishers. The players had a pool session at their hotel in the evening
and held their first training session on Monday morning.
For the rescheduled one-day
series, the team departed from Barbados on 29 January 2011.
Time spent in Sri
(7 November - 10 December)
Ottis Gibson (coach),Courtney Browne (selector on tour),Darren
Sri Lanka Cricket President's XII
Sri Lanka (1st ODI)
Sri Lanka (2nd ODI)
Sri Lanka (3rd ODI)
Sri Lanka (4th ODI)
Sri Lanka (5th ODI)
Sri Lanka (Twenty 20)
Sri Lanka(1st ODI)
Sri Lanka(2nd ODI)
Lost 8 w
Sri Lanka(3rd ODI)
Lost 26 r
† not first-class
Time spent inbefore First Test:8
(7 November - 15 November)
Time from end of final Test until departure from Sri Lanka
•Chris Gayle’s triple
century (333 at Galle)
was the highest score by a West Indian on a Test cricket tour.
•West Indies reached a
total of 580-9 dec and forced Sri
Lanka to follow on but could not force a
•Kemar Roach took 5 for
100 in the 2nd Test on a pitch favouring the batsman.
•Darren Bravo scored
three half centuries in his debut series.
Other first-class matches
ϯ Minor matches
⊕ Twenty 20 internationals
Return to West Indies
Once the one-day series was abandoned because of bad
weather, the team flew home on Friday 10 December.
The one-day series was completed on 6 February 2011
and the West indians remained in Sri Lanka
for the World Cup, their first warm-up match being against Kenya in Colombo
on 12 February. Their last match in the tournament was against India
on 20 March.
Time away from West Indiesx
(4 November to arrive home in WI in December)
Postponing the one-day series resulted in
a loss of US$ 125,000 to Sri Lanka Cricket.