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West Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2021–22

West Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2021–22
  Sri Lanka West Indies
Dates 21 November – 3 December 2021
Captains Dimuth Karunaratne Kraigg Brathwaite
Test series
Result Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2–0
Most runs Dimuth Karunaratne (278) Nkrumah Bonner (148)
Most wickets Ramesh Mendis (18) Jomel Warrican (9)
Player of the series Ramesh Mendis (SL)

The West Indies cricket team toured Sri Lanka in November and December 2021 to play two Test matches.[1][2] Originally scheduled to be played in October and November 2022,[3] the tour was brought forward to be played after the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[4] The Test matches formed part of the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship.[5][6] Ahead of the Test matches, the West Indies were scheduled to play a four-day warm-up game in Colombo.[7][8] However, the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain.[9]

In the first Test, the West Indies were set a target of 348 runs to win the match, but were reduced to 52 for 6 at the end of day four.[10] Despite batting past the lunch break on the fifth day of the Test, the West Indies were bowled out for 160 runs, with Sri Lanka winning the match by 187 runs.[11] Shortly after the fall of the last wicket, heavy rain fell at the ground.[12] In the second Test, the West Indies were 65/2 at lunch on the final day, needing 232 more runs to win.[13] However, they lost their last eight wickets for 40 runs, to be bowled out for 130. Sri Lanka won the match by 164 runs, winning the series 2–0.[14]


 Sri Lanka[15]  West Indies[16]

Ahead of the second Test, Dushmantha Chameera, Asitha Fernando, Suminda Lakshan, Kamil Mishara and Roshen Silva were all released from the squad by the Sri Lankan selectors.[17]

Tour match

14–17 November 2021
  • No toss.
  • No play was possible due to rain.

Test series

1st Test

21–25 November 2021
386 (133.5 overs)
Dimuth Karunaratne 147 (300)
Roston Chase 5/83 (28.5 overs)
230 (85.5 overs)
Kyle Mayers 45 (62)
Praveen Jayawickrama 4/40 (19.5 overs)
191/4d (40.5 overs)
Dimuth Karunaratne 83 (104)
Jomel Warrican 2/42 (9 overs)
160 (79 overs)
Nkrumah Bonner 68* (220)
Lasith Embuldeniya 5/46 (29 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 187 runs
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Dimuth Karunaratne (SL)

2nd Test

29 November – 3 December 2021
204 (61.3 overs)
Pathum Nissanka 73 (148)
Veerasammy Permaul 5/35 (13 overs)
253 (104.2 overs)
Kraigg Brathwaite 72 (185)
Ramesh Mendis 6/70 (34.2 overs)
345/9d (121.4 overs)
Dhananjaya de Silva 155* (262)
Veerasammy Permaul 3/106 (40 overs)
132 (56.1 overs)
Nkrumah Bonner 44 (143)
Lasith Embuldeniya 5/35 (20.1 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 164 runs
Galle International Stadium, Galle
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Dhananjaya de Silva (SL)


Most runs

Rank Runs Player Teams Innings Average High Score 100 50
1 278 Dimuth Karunaratne Sri Lanka 4 69.50 147 1 1
2 219 Dananjaya de Silva Sri Lanka 4 73.00 155* 1 1
3 198 Pathum Nissanka 49.50 73 - 3
4 148 Nkrumah Bonner Cricket West Indies 49.33 68* 1
5 119 Kraigg Brathwaite 29.75 72
Last Updated: 31 December 2021[21]

Most wickets

Rank Wickets Player Teams Innings Best Average Economy 5w
1 18 Ramesh Mendis Sri Lanka 4 6/70 15.37 2.56 2
2 12 Lasith Embuldeniya Sri Lanka 4 5/35 18.61 2.08 2
3 9 Jomel Warrican Cricket West Indies 4/50 28.33 2.88 -
4 8 Veerasammy Permaul 2 5/35 17.62 2.66 1
Roston Chase 4 5/83 32.12 3.38
5 7 Praveen Jayawickrama Sri Lanka 4/40 21.42 2.17 -
Last Updated: 31 December 2021[22]

Zimbabwean cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2021–22


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  13. ^ "Spin magic from Embuldeniya, Mendis guide Sri Lanka to series win". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  14. ^ "Mendis, Embuldeniya spin out West Indies for 2-0 series win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 December 2021.
  15. ^ "Three uncapped players to feature in squad to face West Indies". The Papare. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  16. ^ "West Indies name squad for test tour of Sri Lanka - November 14 to December 3". Cricket West Indies. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  17. ^ "Five players released from Sri Lanka Test squad". The Papare. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  18. ^ "Jeremy Solozano suffers concussion after blow to head, Shai Hope replaces him as concussion substitute". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  19. ^ "Permaul's five-for headlines brilliant day for the visitors". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  20. ^ "West Indies take lead after Ramesh Mendis five-fer". CricBuzz. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  21. ^ "West Indies in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2021/22 Most Runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 February 2023.
  22. ^ "West Indies in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2021/22 Most Wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 February 2023.

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