After the conclusion of 2-day practice match between Sri Lanka Board Presidents XI and India. Thereafter Indian team has to play test matches against Sri Lanka. The 1st test match of this series is from 26 July to 30 August 2017. As per the schedule announcement for this tour according to that, this match is to take place at the Galle International Stadium in Galle. Let’s move to check out the full review regarding this match.
In this match from India side, KL Rahul can not play first match against Sri Lanka due fever. Indian team and Sri Lankan team has played total 38 Tests since 1982. In total 38 test match, the Indian team has won 16 matches and had to face loss in 7 test matches. All remaining matches have been drawn.
In Sri Lankan ground both teams have played 21 matches. Indian team succeeded in 6 matches but lost in 7 matches. The Indian team had the worst record that they could win any test match series in Sri Lankan ground from 1993. But in the year 2015, Virat Kohli broke the record by defeating Sri Lanka.
As per the above information, Indian team is looking strong to win the match. Currently, Indian team is one of the best team in test format. They are standing at 1st place according to ICC test team ranking 2017.
From the side of India, Virat Kohli can make the highest runs in this test match. Because his perforce was outstanding in few test matches as well he is in very good form. From the side of the Indian, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, and Cheteshwar Pujara can play a major role in this test match. Top Spinneres of Indian team Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can collapse Sri Lankan batting line up.
From the side of Sri Lanka, Angelo Mathews has lots of experience. He can also play a major role in this match. The leg break bowler, as well as captain Rangana Herath, may trouble Indian batting line up.