IND vs SL 2022: India vs Sri Lanka Test Series Preview

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Team India has successfully won the three-match T20I series by 3-0 and now they will look to continue the same winning form in the longest format of the game. Both sides are gearing up for the 1st Test game which is all set to play from March 4th. Here in this article, we have discussed India vs Sri Lanka Test Series Preview.

Mohali will host the 1st Test game on 4th March and this is going to be the first Test to be played at this particular venue since December 2016, where India has beaten England by 8 wickets. And the 2nd Test will be a Day-Night match at Bangalore on March 12th.

Team India has a crazy record against the Sri Lanka side, where they have not even lost a single Test in their last 8 outings against each other. And the former skipper Virat Kohli has hit an amazing 610 runs in the three-match Test series back in 2017.

The Tourers Sri Lanka have won their last three Test games and the interesting part is they are unbeaten in their last 6 Test games.

Rohit Sharma will be the new full-time skipper for Team India and he will look to start with a positive note for the Tests. For this series, All-rounder Shardul Thakur has been rested and shockingly the experienced trio Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, and Ishant Sharma are not in this squad.

Dimuth Karunaratne will lead the side in the Two-Match test series and he is been in great form for quite a long time. He has a decent average of 69.38 and four Centuries under his belt for the year 2021.

Sri Lanka Tour Of India 2022: Test Schedule  

Mar 04, Fri – Mar 08, Tue India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 9:30 AM, 04:00 AM GMT, 09:30 AM LOCAL
Mar 12, Fri – Mar 16, Tue India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru 12:30 PM, 07:00 AM GMT, 12:30 PM LOCAL

 

India Test Squad:

Rohit Sharma (C), Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, K.S. Bharat, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Saurabh Kumar, Priyank Panchal, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Hanuma Vihari, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav.

Sri Lanka Test Squad:

Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva (VC), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Chamika Karunaratne,  Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrema, Lasith Embuldeniya

Key players for the Indian side are going to be Skipper Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, and Mohammed Siraj. And for the Sri Lankan side it’s going to be Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal.

Each and every cricketing fan has a single question in their mind – Does the current Sri Lanka Test side has enough strength to beat India? – Well they are a very changed and strong team when it comes to Test games and they have a really good amount of experience on their side.

Team India will be favorites for this Test series and it’s going to be a big challenge for the Sri Lanka side as they step into the two-match Test series.

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