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Kusal Mendis receives his Test cap from Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee chairman Sidath Wettimuny before the start of the second Test against West Indies at the P Sara Oval.

Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first on the opening day of the second Test against West Indies at the P Sara Oval.

Sri Lanka made two changes to their side that won the first Test at Galle by an innings and six runs by handing a first Test cap to 20-year-old batsman Kusal Mendis and recalled off-spinner Dilruwan Perera. They replaced Lahiru Thirimanne and Tharindu Kaushal.

West Indies made one change to their side by replacing fast bowler Shannon Gabriel with left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican who will be making his Test debut.

The two captains Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka and Jason Holder of West Indies made the toss with a gold coin made for the special occasion to celebrate the inauguration of the Sobers-Tissera trophy for which the series is being played.

Sir Garfield and Tissera were both present at the toss.

Sri Lanka leads the two-Test series 1-0.

Jomel Warrican receives his West Indies Test cap from West Indies cricket legend Sir Garfield Sobers prior to the start of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the P Sara Oval.
Jomel Warrican receives his West Indies Test cap from West Indies cricket legend Sir Garfield Sobers prior to the start of the second Test against Sri Lanka at the P Sara Oval.