India is all set to tour Sri Lanka after the conclusion of the one-off T20 against West Indies in the Caribbean. The side clinched the one day series against West Indies and is in good shape coming into the series against Sri Lanka. India last toured Sri Lanka way back in 2015 in which they won the three-match test series by 2-1. The opening test will be played at Galle International Stadium while Pallekelle and Colombo will host the second and third test respectively. The one day games will follow shortly after with five-match limited overs contest followed by a solitary T20 game to conclude the tour.
The visitors led by Kohli will be confident of winning the contest as they were victorious in their last one day bilateral series played in 2012. Sri Lanka recent one day record has not been good after being whitewashed by India in India in 2015. Sri Lanka has not done that well against Zimbabwe in the ongoing bilateral limited overs series so India will have considerable advantage going into the contest. The Indian squad will see no changes with Shikhar Dhawan. Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni retaining their spots while Yuvraj Singh might be replaced with some like Manish Pandey or Manoj Tiwary.
Sri Lanka’s bowling resources have become weak in the past one year. The batting looks solid with Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga and Kusal Mendis performing well for the side. Asela Gunaratne and Captain Angelo Matthews are two genuine all-rounders who provide utility with bat and ball. Lakshan Sandakan and Nuwan Pradeep have become good for the side.
Sri Lanka Vs India Schedule
1st Test –Sri Lanka vs India
Thursday, July 26, 2017 at 04:30 GMT
2nd Test – Sri Lanka vs India
Thursday, Aug 3, 2016 at 04:30 GMT
3rd Test – Sri Lanka vs India
Saturday, Aug 12, 2017 at 04:30 GMT
1st ODI – Sri Lanka vs India
Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 09:00 GMT
2nd ODI – Sri Lanka vs India
Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 09:00 GMT
3rd ODI– Sri Lanka vs India
Sunday, Aug 27, 2017 at 09:00 GMT
4th ODI – Sri Lanka vs India
Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 at 09:00 GMT
5th ODI– Sri Lanka vs India
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 at 09:00 GMT
1st T20 –Sri Lanka vs India
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 at 13:30 GMT