Sri Lanka Tour of India for the year 2017 is all set to begin on 11th November and fans are really excited about it. After the magnificent victory of the Indian cricket team in the ODI series and the first T20 match against New Zealand, cricket fans are looking forward to the upcoming Sri Lanka tour with even greater enthusiasm.
The Sri Lanka tour will comprise 3 One Day Internationals, 3 tests and 3 T20 matches. These matches will commence from 11th November and the tour is likely to end by 24th December. During this term, cricket fans will be able to witness the mind-blowing performances of the aced players from both the teams.
The first match is going to take place in Eden Gardens, Kolkata. It is going to be a two day warm-up match. This will be followed by the first test match, which is scheduled to take place at the same venue from 16th November to 20th November.
The test squad for the Indian team as well as the Sri Lankan team for this tour has been officially announced. It looks like the team from Sri Lanka is back again with a new strategy for the game after the clean sweep by the men in blue during their Sri Lankan tour recently.
Indian Team Captain and Players
The Indian cricket team will be headed by captain Virat Kohli in this tour. The squad will comprise experienced players like Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja.
The test squad for the team has the following players:
Murali Vijay, Ishant Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Umesh Yadav, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mohammed Shami, Virat Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma and Wriddhiman Saha.
Sri Lankan Team Captain and Players
The team for Sri Lanka was recently announced. Based on the performance of the Sri Lankan players in the matches against Pakistan, special care has been taken and a lot of thought has been put into the formation of this test squad. The role of the captain has been assigned to Dinesh Chandimal.
The test squad for Sri Lanka has the following players:
Roshen Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Vishwa Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Gamage, Angelo Mathews, Dilruwan Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Suranga Lakmal and Rangana Herath
If you look at the players from both the teams, you can anticipate the level of excitement that this match is likely to exhibit. All these players are in great form and have portrayed a great game on the cricket fields in the past matches. Sri Lanka is ready to face the Indian cricket team once again and is positive that it will perform much better than before. The Indian cricket team has been seeing some ups and downs, but with consistent players, it is going to be a tough fight.