New Delhi: Sri Lankan cricket team is already in India for a six-week tour of India, which starts here with the first of the three-Test series, beginning on November 16.
Sri Lanka will play three Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is against Virat Kohli’s India. The 15-member squad will hit the nets from Thursday ahead of their two-day practice game against a third-string Board President’s XI at the JU (2nd Campus ground), starting November 11.
Here’s the complete schedule:
|16-20 Nov||1st Test||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|24-28 Nov||2nd Test||VCA Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur|
|2-6 Dec||3rd Test||Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi|
|10 Dec||1st ODI||HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala|
|13 Dec||2nd ODI||PCA Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh|
|17 Dec||3rd ODI||ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam|
|20 Dec||1st T20I||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack|
|22 Dec||2nd T20I||Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore|
|22 Dec||3rd T20I||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
The last time Sri Lanka played Test matches in India was seven years back in 2009, a three-match series that they lost 0-2. Earlier this year, India beat Sri Lanka 3-0 in Tests, followed by a clean sweep in ODIs and the lone T20 International.
However, the Islanders had a better show against Pakistan, winning away Test series in the UAE 2-0. But in the ODI series that followed, they were routed 0-5 by Pakistan.
India 1st & 2nd Test: Virat Kohli (capt), KL Rahul, M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.
Sri Lanka Test: Dinesh Chandimal (C & wk), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Lahiru Gamage, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Vishwa Fernando, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Lakshan Sandakan
Source: Zee News