West Indies hold edge over struggling Sri Lanka as Kraigg Brathwaite era begins


Sri Lanka have been neither brilliant nor poor with the ball of late, but will need to step their game up

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For the first time in 18 months, Test cricket returns to the Caribbean. Even aside from this whole pandemic thing, plenty has happened in the interim. Sri Lanka have switched coaches (as is annual tradition). Kyle Mayers has become a sensation on the back of his 210 in Bangladesh. And, most recently, Kraigg Brathwaite has replaced Jason Holder as West Indies Test captain.

Brathwaite’s rise to leadership, and the demotion for Holder that that move had to entail, has been among the less disruptive captaincy switches in recent years. No one was dropped from the team, nor maligned in the media.

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