Darren Bravo’s magnificent century helped guide the West Indies to a five wicket success over Sri Lanka in the 3rd One Day International (ODI) at Antigua’s Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on 14 March.
The left-handed Trinidad & Tobago batsman, who missed the recent tour to Bangladesh, celebrated his call-up for the 1st Test against Sri Lanka with a match-winning 102 off 132 balls in the thriller.
Victory in the trio of ODIs secured the first points for the Caribbean side, who failed miserably in the format in New Zealand late last year and recently in Bangladesh. These matches form part of the ICC Super League and give the Windies a fighting chance of qualifying for the World Cup finals.
The hosts continued their promising form, fresh from having reeled off victory in all three Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) against Sri Lanka at Antigua’s Coolidge Cricket Ground. They have now won all six matches against Sri Lanka, with two intriguing and mouth-watering Tests to follow.
They will introduce a new captain for the Tests, with Kraigg Brathwaite replacing Barbados compatriot and all rounder Jason Holder.