Mohali: The Test series between India and Sri Lanka has started in Mohali. Sri Lanka’s team is running at number one in the table of Test Championship, but the team is still waiting for the first Test victory in India. On the other hand, the Indian team has not lost any Test series at home after 2012. This is his first match as Test captain. At the same time, Virat Kohli is playing his 100th Test match. There will be a toss for this match at 9 o’clock.
Opportunity for any two in Vihari, Gill and IyerCheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, the two leading batsmen of the Indian team, have been dropped from the team. There are three contenders to replace him in the playing XI. Hanuma Vihar, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer. Iyer is certain to play at No. He batted brilliantly in the T20 series against Sri Lanka. He also spoke fiercely in the Test series against New Zealand in November-December. Only one of Vihari and Gill will get a chance. If we look at the recent form, Vihari seems to have the upper hand.
Virat will be the 12th Indian to play 100 Tests
Virat Kohli will be the 12th Indian player to play 100 Test matches. He made his Test debut in 2011 against West Indies. Virat had captained the Indian team till the last Test match, but after the tour of South Africa, he suddenly decided to leave his post. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for playing the most 200 Test matches for India.
India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Shubman Gill, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav Kuldeep Yadav, Priyank Panchal, Shrikar Bharat, Saurabh Kumar. Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Lahiru Thirimanne, Pathum Nissenka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Aslanka, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dinesh Chandimal, Chamiva Fernana , Geoffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chamira.
[Attribution to NBT]