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