Host India will take against Sri Lanka in
the first Test match of 3-match Test series at Eden Garden in Kolkata.
This is the first in 8-years Sri Lanka is in
the tour of India to play a test match series. Last time Sri Lanka played against
India in test in India was on 16th November 2009.
Sri Lanka has been struggling in recent
time in all forms of cricket. After retirement from Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela
Jayawardene, Sri Lanka seems to have gaps in their team and they are still looking
to get their problem solved.
Sri Lanka has played 17 test matches in
India and they are still waiting for a win against the host. In the last five
test matches between these two teams, India has won all those five matches and
it was in Sri Lanka. So India is on top in this series to win.
India probable XI – KL Rahul, Shikhar
Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma,Wriddhiman
Saha (wicket keeper), R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami/ Ravindra
Jadeja, Umesh Yadav
Sri Lanka probable XI – Dimuth Karunaratne,
Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandiwal (Captain), Angelo
Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wicket keeper), Lahiru Thirimanne/ Dasun Shanaka, Dilruwan
Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath, Lahiru Gamage/ Vishwa Fernando
Match – India VS Sri Lanka
Venue – Eden Garden
Time – 9:45 NST