The first match of the 3-match test series between Team India and Sri Lanka is being played at Kolkata’s historic Eden Gardens Stadium. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl and invited the team India to bat.
Toss happens at 1 pm Indian time. On the first day, the minimum 55 overs can be thrown. If 55 overs can not be thrown and if the weather is supported then the game of the day can be extended.
Virat Brigade will continue to win the series against Sri Lanka, while Sri Lankan team will forget the previous embarrassing defeat and intend to win the Test series here. However, it will not be easy for Captain Dinesh Chandimal, who brought the inexperienced team.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 16, 2017
Sri Lanka, yearning for victory in India for 35 years
Sri Lanka played the first Test in India in 1982 and he has not won a single Test in 35 years. Sri Lanka have played 17 Test matches on Indian soil, of which India won ten while remaining seven draws. The last Test series in India was played between these two teams in 2009.
Ashwin will take a triple century of wickets
Ashwin has a chance to knock out Kangaroo bowler Dennis Lille once again. Let us tell you that this spin bowler from Team India has so far taken 292 wickets in 52 matches at an average of 25.26 and he is just 8 wickets away from completing 300 wickets.
If Ashwin is able to do so in this Test series against Sri Lanka, he will make his world record of taking the fastest 300 Test wickets. Talking about Dennis Lillee, he had completed 300 wickets in 56 Test matches, while Ashwin has played just 52 Tests.
India: Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadirai Samarawakram, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Angelo Mathews, Nirosho Dikewela (wicketkeeper), Dasun Shanka, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru lost.