India after a dominant performance in the first game is all set to seal the series in the second test itself. The Indian team after a historic victory over the hosts is full of
confidence and in an even better situation with the arrival of KL Rahul who had to miss the first test because of a viral fever, while as far as Mukund is concerned, his 82 runs may not get him a place in the playing eleven. On the other hand Dhawan will come out with all guns blazing after the knock in Galle.
On the other side Lankan team also will try to fight back with the arrival of their regular captain Chandimal. It is also hoped that Herath will play tomorrow’s match which in
itself will be huge relief for them. As on a dry pitch they wouldn’t like to miss their lead and one of world’s best spinner.
Pujara’s 50th Test
Apart from being a match that can start the Kohli-Shastri era on a great note with a series victory over the hosts, it is also the 50th test for the Mr. consistent and run machine of the team, Cheteshwar Pujara. He as always will try to score as much as he can in his special match.
The pitch in SSC Colombo is expected to be similar to the one in Galle having a hard surface with good covering of grass.
So it’s expected to be India all over the SSC, Colombo as was the case in Galle with awesome game play in each and every aspect of the game and seal the series.
Venue: SSC Colombo
Time: 10:00 AM IST
Live on: Ten HD, Ten 3, Sony Six HD and Sony Six
India: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(C), Ajinkya Rahane, Wridhimann Saha(WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravi Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Nuwan Pradeep.