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Editor's Pick (Test): India - Sri Lanka

I remember the Indian tour of Sri Lanka. That was indeed a blast. The fact that India won all the matches was big. The fact that the matches were played in Sri Lanka .. at the lions’ den .. that was the best part.
Now Sri Lanka visits India for what they hope is payback time. There’s three test matches, three ODI matches and three T20s. That is a lot of cricket that is happening for us on the app considering that we are already playing the Bangladesh Premier League and the South African T20 matches. Hey we are not complaining, are we?


The first test match is in Kolkata. I have already raved and ranted about the stadium. About how it is so big. About how the crazy devotion that is exhibited by the Bong Fans. About how they have made history with both fantastic behaviour and by being a bit of a brat.

Teams:
Sri Lanka (From): Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dinesh Chandimal(c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dilruwan Perera, Angelo Mathews, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Dasun Shanaka, Roshen Silva
India (From): Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav


India is in good form. After beating SL in what can now be called as a one-sided tour, they took on New Zealand and that was a tough tournament. Sri Lanka on the other hand had a miserable time not just against India but also against India’s arch-rival Pakistan. They really really need to bring back more than form. Their confidence and morale has taken a serious hit. Let’s see what Kohli vs Chandimal bring to us.


News: Dhoni not playing. Many senior players what some youngsters to step in to test their skills. With the current form of Sri Lanka - or rather the lack of it - it seems like a good idea to experiment without Captain Cool. Yes he’s not captain but he is rather cool, isn’t he?


My lineup
Batsmen
Shikhar Dhawan
Virat Kohli
Ajinkya Rahane
D Karunaratne
S Samarawickrama
Bowlers
R Ashwin
Rangana Herath
B Kumar
Wicket-Keepers
N Dickwella
W Saha
All-Rounders
Ravindra Jadeja


What do you think?
Indu

P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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