After the limited over series against West Indies Indian team touring Sri Lanka for 3 Test, 5 ODI & Only T20. In the last Test series against Sri Lanka, India won that series 2-1 after losing the first Test. After that series, Indian team didn’t lose a Test series in 2 years.
Indian spinner vs Sri Lankan spinner
Before the start of the series, Murali Vijay ruled out of the whole series due to injury where another opener KL Rahul unfit for the first series so it will be interesting to see that who will open the inning. As Indian team have Abhinav Mukund & inform Shekhar Dhawan. But Mukund is not a regular member of the squad where Shikhar also lost his place due to failure. But he made come back in to team after his performance in champions Trophy & series against West Indies. Will Virat play with 5 bowlers or 4 is still a big question. As Rohit Sharma is in good form so will he get back to a white shirt or Hardik Pandya will make his debut in this series. In last series Ashwin, Ishant & Umesh played a crucial role. In Champions Trophy & West Indies series Ashwin was not at his best but in this series, he will be dangerous for Sri Lanka. As Kuldeep bowled really well in practice match so will Virat play with 3 spinners & 1 pacer? Also, Virat has Hardik Pandya as an all-rounder so that will help to strengthen the batting also.
In the last series, Ajinkya took most catches by a fielder in a single match.
As far as Sri Lanka team is concerned most of the members are young also new appointed captain Dinesh Chandimal will not play the first Test so Rangana Hearth will lead the team. Rangana Hearth will be key for Sri Lankan bowling. In batting Tharanga, Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Karunaratne & Dickwella will play an important role. After the loss against Zimbabwe in ODI series, Sri Lanka won the only Test by chasing 388. 388 runs in 4th inning in Asian condition was too big & that increases the confidence of Sri Lankan team to play against the No. 1 test team India.
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