West Indies went into the final Test against Sri Lanka today (last night East Caribbean time) with coach Ottis Gibson eyeing a rare overseas series victory.
“To win the series is massive for us especially in the subcontinent. I can’t tell you the last time we won in the subcontinent. To be also in with a chance of winning here still is exciting and all the players are aware of that,” Gibson said.
The series is locked at 0-0 after two rain-affected Tests.
The pre-match build-up to the decider, however, at Test cricket’s 104th venue – the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy – was disrupted by rain that prevented the players from practicing on the eve of the match.