India vs Sri Lanka – After playing out an enthralling draw in Kolkata, India and Sri Lanka will resume their rivalry in the 2nd Test at Nagpur. The Indian team management has requested BCCI to prepare green, bouncy tracks so that they can adequately prepare for the Tour to South Africa in January. So expect plenty of wickets for the pacers yet again. However, the pitch in Nagpur will suit Batsmen and spinners more than the Eden Gardens pitch.
Let us jump straight into the Team News.
India Team News
Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have dropped out of the Indian team due to personal commitments. While Murali Vijay is likely to come in for Dhawan, it is unclear who will replace Kumar. I feel Ishant Sharma will come in as a direct replacement for Kumar.
Probable XI: Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Sri Lanka Team News
Lahiru Gamage was not impressive against India in the first test and may be replaced by Vishwa Fernando in the Sri Lankan starting XI. Suranga Lakmal was very impressive in the first test and will be the key threat to the Indian batsmen.
Probable XI: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dasun Shanaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Lahiru Gamage/Vishwa Fernando, Suranga Lakmal.
Best Dream 11 Team
This is the best Dream 11 combination according to me for this match.
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