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Jason Holder and Curtly Ambrose have a chat

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle

Ambrose wants short, intense spells from WI quicks

West Indies' seamers bring more wickets and experience to this series than their counterparts, but will still have to deliver brief, intense spells to be successful in Sri Lanka, bowling coach Curtly Ambrose has said

Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne were involved in a century stand

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle

Mathews backs Thirimanne to deliver at No. 3

A move to No. 3 may help end Lahiru Thirimanne's lean trot, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said ahead of the first Test against West Indies in Galle

Milinda Siriwardana struck his first half-century

Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Test, Galle

Rain threat looms over clash of middling teams

While it's been 14 months since Sri Lanka won a trophy of any variety, West Indies have never won a Test in Sri Lanka

Jason Holder and Angelo Mathews pose ahead of the Test series

West Indies in Sri Lanka 2015-16

Wet October casts shadow over teams in flux

Jason Holder and Angelo Mathews will both be looking to mould their young sides in the upcoming series, but with rain forecast throughout the week in Sri Lanka, the prospect of uninterrupted cricket appears gloom

Milinda Siriwardana rescued the hosts with 41

Sri Lanka Board President's XI v West Indians, 3rd day, SSC, Colombo

Siriwardana strengthens Test case with 105*

Milinda Siriwardana's unbeaten 105 from 149 deliveries was the highlight of the third and final day of the West Indians' drawn warm-up encounter against Sri Lanka Board President's XI

Ish Sodhi rolls his arm

NZ A v SL A, 3rd One-Dayer, Christchurch

New Zealand A wrap up series with 117-run win

New Zealand A claimed the unofficial ODI series against Sri Lanka A with a dominant 117-run victory in Lincoln

Milinda Siriwardana celebrates after dismissing Mohammad Hafeez

West Indies in Sri Lanka 2015-16

Siriwardana, Kusal Mendis named for West Indies Tests

Batting allrounder Milinda Siriwardana and 20-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Mendis have been named in Sri Lanka's squad for the two-Test series against West Indies

Jayananda Warnaweera inspects Galle International Stadium

Sri Lanka news

Warnaweera asked to step back from Galle Test preparations

Sri Lanka Cricket has requested that Galle curator Jayananda Warnaweera step back from preparations for next week's Test, after he missed a meeting with the ICC's anti-corruption security unit (ACSU) in Colombo on Wednesday

Jason Holder and Angelo Mathews pose ahead of the Test series

West Indies in Sri Lanka 2015-16

Holder hopes for swift Simmons resolution

West Indies captain Jason Holder said that the fate of suspended head coach Phil Simmons lay "with Phil and the board" but added that he had been a "wonderful inspiration" during his brief time in charge

The rain soon closed in on the third ODI

West Indies in Sri Lanka 2015

Rain forces practice game postponement

West Indies' three-day practice match at the SSC has been postponed by one day due to bad weather in Colombo, leaving West Indies with only a two-day gap till the start of the first Test