|Can West Indies withstand Sri Lankas charge?
Sri Lankas dazzling performance against West Indies in the concluded test series might all be forgotten if the visiting team pulls off an unexpected win tonight.
But given the performances in the Tri Nation Tournament, which also featured Zimbabwe, nothing stands in the way of Sri Lanka being declared hot favourites.
Sri Lankas bowling today has grown in strength with pace bowler Chaminda Vaas establishing himself as second to none.
At present the left arm seamer holds the World Record as the highest wicket taker following a breath taking feat with the ball which came against Zimbabwe.
Sri Lanka have posted the highest total in the tournament which was 272 for 7 against Zimbabwe. The team also produced a centurion in Mahela Jayawardna who slammed an unbeaten 106 against West Indies.
But todays opponents unlike Zimbabwe have all the makings to make the game an interesting tussle.
The Windies despite losing two key matches have beaten the host team once in the tournament.
But what holds in good stead for them is the return to form of Chris Gayle who led the teams charge with a timely 85 in their last fixture against Zimbabwe.
The teams hopes will revolve around skipper C.Hooper, Marlon Samuel, Ridley Jacobs, Darryl Brown, Pedro Collins and C.Collymore.
Sri Lanka from S.Jayasuriya (Captain), M. Atapattu, M.Jayawardana, C.Vaas, M.Muralitharan, K.Sangakkara, U.Chandana, A.Gunawardana, R.Arnold, K.Dharmasena, S.Perera, N.Zoysa, C.Silva
West Indies from C.Hooper (Captain), P.Collins, C.Stuart, N.Mc Garell, L.Garrick, R.Powell, D.Brown, M.Black, R.Jacobs, D.Ganga, C.Gayle, R.Sarwan .
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