Zim hosts Sri Lanka, Windies in Tri se­ries

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

ZIM­BABWE are host­ing Sri Lanka and West Indies in the ex­cit­ing Tri-na­tion Se­ries 2016.

Sri Lanka, who are in Zim­babwe after their vic­to­ri­ous Test se­ries, were joined by West Indies for some fur­ther con­test of cricket as the three teams en­gage in a tour­na­ment that in­volves seven One-Day In­ter­na­tion­als (ODIs).

Each of the teams get to play two matches with the other two teams to ac­cu­mu­late more points to go up in the points ta­ble and qual­ify for the fi­nal.

West Indies have had a dis­as­trous UAE tour re­cently as they lost all their matches to Pak­istan in the lim­ited-overs for­mat, while Sri Lanka and Zim­babwe have not had a very good time as well.

West Indies’ time in the UAE against Pak­istan was noth­ing short of a night­mare.

The team, who are the reign­ing world cham­pi­ons in the Twenty20 In­ter­na­tional (T20I) for­mat, failed to per­form in both 20 overs and 50 overs games.

There was hardly any pos­i­tive for them to take from the matches ex­cept from one or two hero­ics.

Sri Lanka’s last en­counter in lim­ited-overs was also an un­suc­cess­ful one with Aus­tralia at home.

After a clin­i­cal per­for­mance with a 3-0 in Tests, they failed to main­tain the sim­i­lar run in ODIs and T20Is, los­ing both the se­ries in turn.

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