Sri Lankan cricket team in the West Indies in 1997

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Sri Lankan cricket team in West Indies in 1997
  Flag of Sri Lanka.svg WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg
  Sri Lanka West Indies
Dates 6 June 1997 – 24 June 1997
Captains Arjuna Ranatunga Courtney Walsh
Test series
Result West Indies won the 2-match series 1–0
Most runs Sanath Jayasuriya (192) Sherwin Campbell (182)
Most wickets Muttiah Muralitharan (16) Curtly Ambrose (11)
One Day International series
Results West Indies won the 1-match series 1–0
Most runs Arjuna Ranatunga (53) Stuart Williams (90)
Most wickets Sanath Jayasuriya (5) Laurie Williams (3)
Player of the series Stuart Williams

The Sri Lanka national cricket team toured the West Indies in June 1997 to play 2 Test matches and 1 Limited Overs Internationals. This was the first time Sri Lanka had played a Test match in the West Indies. Both series were won by the West Indies.[1][2]


Test squads ODI squads
 Sri Lanka  West Indies  Sri Lanka[3]  West Indies
Arjuna Ranatunga (c) Courtney Walsh (c) Arjuna Ranatunga (c) Courtney Walsh (c)
Sanath Jayasuriya Sherwin Campbell Sanath Jayasuriya Stuart Williams
Roshan Mahanama Stuart Williams Marvan Atapattu Junior Murray (wk)
Russel Arnold Floyd Reifer Aravinda de Silva Franklyn Rose
Aravinda de Silva Brian Lara Hashan Tillakaratne Brian Lara
Hashan Tillakaratne Carl Hooper Roshan Mahanama Carl Hooper
Romesh Kaluwitharana (wk) Roland Holder Romesh Kaluwitharana (wk) Floyd Reifer
Kumar Dharmasena Courtney Browne Kumar Dharmasena Roland Holder
Ravindra Pushpakumara Ian Bishop Dulip Liyanage Laurie Williams
Sajeewa de Silva Curtly Ambrose Muttiah Muralitharan Curtly Ambrose
Muttiah Muralitharan Franklyn Rose Sajeewa de Silva Dinanath Ramnarine
Marvan Atapattu
Sanjeeva Ranatunga

ODI series[edit]

Only ODI[edit]

6 June 1997
West Indies 
283/7 (49 overs)
 Sri Lanka
248/8 (49 overs)
Stuart Williams 90 (107)
Sanath Jayasuriya 5/58 (10 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga 53 (78)
Laurie Williams 3/56 (8 overs)
West Indies won by 35 runs
Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Umpires: Clyde Cumberbatch (WI) & Eddie Nicholls (WI)
Player of the match: Stuart Williams
  • Sri Lanka, who chose to field
  • ST Jayasuriya retired hurt on 7* from 8/1 (2.2 ov) to 39/3 (after facing 6 balls)
  • D Ramnarine and FL Reifer (West Indies)

Test series[edit]

1st Test[edit]

13 June 1997 (1997-06-13)
223 (68.1 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 85 (115)
Curtly Ambrose 5/37 (13.1 overs)
189 (60.4 overs)
Sherwin Campbell 50 (117)
Muttiah Muralitharan 5/34 (23.4 overs)
152 (35 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 47 (52)
Curtly Ambrose 3/41 (9 overs)
198/4 (49.2 overs)
Stuart Williams 83 (118)
Muttiah Muralitharan 3/72 (21.2 overs)
West Indies won by 6 wickets
Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Umpires: Lloyd Barker (WI) & Steve Dunne (NZ)
Player of the match: Curtly Ambrose
  • West Indies, who chose to field
  • Floyd Reifer made his Test debut.
  • Ambrose reached the mark of 300 wickets in Tests with the wicket of Sajeewa de Silva

2nd Test[edit]

20 June 1997 (1997-06-20)
147 (44.4 overs)
Carl Hooper 81 (118)
Ravindra Pushpakumara 5/41 (12.4 overs)
222 (63.4 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 90 (148)
Carl Hooper 5/26 (13.4 overs)
343 (102 overs)
Brian Lara 115 (207)
Muttiah Muralitharan 5/113 (41 overs)
233/8 (68 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 78 (124)
Courtney Walsh 4/73 (24 overs)
Match drawn
Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) & Doug Cowie (NZ)
Player of the match: Carl Hooper
  • Sri Lanka, who chose to field


  1. ^ "Sri Lanka in West Indies ODI Match 1997". Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka in West Indies Test Series 1997". Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka in West Indies ODI Match". Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 

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