As many as ten players opted out of Sri Lanka's tour of Pakistan last year
the last time they played ODI cricket and Sri Lanka have included many of them in a strong squad
led by Dimuth Karunaratne who was one of the players to withdraw `
The 15-man squad also sees the return of Niroshan Dickwella, who chose not to travel to Pakistan
as did Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera and Angelo Mathews
The seam bowling attack for the series comprises of Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara and Isuru Udana
There are no surprises on the spin front: Wanindu Hasaranga and left-arm wristspinner Lakshan Sandakan
are the frontline options.
The offspin of De Silva is also there as support.
Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera and Angelo Mathews : are the secondary seam bowling options.
West Indies' batting seemed to be fizzling out in the death overs, when Kemo Paul took control
hitting 32 off 17 : as he and No. 10 batsman Walsh Jr put on 49 off 20 balls.
In the end, another 22-year-old allrounder, whom Paul had played against during the 2017 Under-19 World Cup Wanindu Hasaranga would play an even braver innings
and haul the opposition over the line.