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Windies skipper looking to press home advantage in second test

West Indies captain Jason Holder promises more of the same from the first test as the Caribbean side meets Sri Lanka in game two of the three match series at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia starting on Thursday.

The two teams share history at the ground, with both meeting in the first test to be held inside the stadium in 2007. The Caribbean side has had a good record at the ground losing only once in five tests, a statistic that has Holder hoping for a series clinching victory.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka will be forced to make at least two changes from their playing eleven in their opening test defeat to the West Indies in Trinidad as Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Gamage are both ruled out of the rest of the series. All-rounder Mathews has flown back to Sri Lanka, citing personal reasons while fast bowler Gamage suffered a fractured finger on the final day at the Queen’s Park Oval.

Batsman Danushka Gunathilaka, who had played in the tests against Bangladesh in February, and all-rounder Dasun Shanaka, who had played against India last year, are to replace the two in Sri Lanka's squad.

 

 



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