Test Cricket Tours - West Indies to Sri Lanka 2010-11
Tour of Sri Lanka 2010-11Captain:Darren Sammy
62nd West Indies Test tour
Fourth Test-playing tour of Sri Lanka by West Indies
(November - December 2009)
The 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.
Sulieman 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
C J Baugh
S J Benn
D J Bravo
D M Bravo
C H Gayle
B P Nash
N T Pascal
K A J Roach
A D Russell
D J G Sammy
D S (Devon) Smith
D C Thomas
Required for one-day series only :
K A Edwards
⋄- central contract
N O Miller(⋄)
K A Pollard
R Rampaul (⋄)
R R Sarwan
B - Barbados (2)
G - Guyana (1)
Ja - Jamaica (4)
L - Leeward Islands (1)
T - Trinidad & Tobago (3)
W - Windward Islands (4)
⋄- central contract (12)
Average age ofteam at time of first Test match
(at 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 0..
C J Clark
Hector Martinez Charles
Strength & Conditioning
Video & statistical analyst
Selector on tour
Joel Garner was appointed interim team manager on 28 October, continuing his position from the Australian tour, until a long-term appointment was made.
For the 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 Indies
(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 Lanka -
(7 November - 10 December)
Ottis Gibson (coach),Courtney Browne (selector on tour),Darren Sammy (captain)
� Colombo (SSC)
Sri Lanka Cricket President's XII
SRI LANKAFirst Test
SRI LANKASecond Test
SRI LANKAThird Test
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 days
(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 victory
•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
§ One-day internationals
⊕ Twenty 20 internationals
§ Rearranged one-day 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 days
(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.