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Match News: India tour of Sri Lanka, 2017

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Match

Date & Time: Jul 26, 2017, Wednesday & 10:00 AM IST | 04:30 AM GMT

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle

Pitch Report: 

  • There is a grass on the pitch.
  • For the first 2 days track will be good for batting.
  • Bowlers will get good pace and movement from the pitch.
  • Rain could play some part in the game.

Here’s a list of top run-scorers from the series (includes current squad players only): 

  • Angelo Mathews – 339 runs in 6 innings @ an average of 56.50
  • Virat Kohli – 233 runs in 6 innings @ an average of 38.83
  • Rohit Sharma – 202 runs in 6 innings @ an average of 33.66
  • Ajinkya Rahane – 178 runs in 6 innings @ an average of 29.66
  • Shikhar Dhawan – 162 runs in 2 innings @ an average of 81
  • Cheteshwar Pujara – 145 runs in 2 innings @ an average of 145

The two best bowlers, who are also in the current squad, were:

  • R. Ashwin – 21 wickets
  • R. Herath – 15 wickets Expert


  • It is a good batting pitch. So take all the top order batsman from both the teams and choose one of them as C or VC for small and grand leagues.
  • You could take Ajinkya Rahane in place of Cheteshwar Pujara as well.
  • All rounders will play crucial role in this match. Choose them using your own instinct and make one of them them C or VC.
  • R. Ashwin is safe and best option as all rounder.
  • Rangana Herath and Umesh Yadav are safe and best option as bowlers.
  • Danushka Gunathilaka/Dhananjaya de Silva, Rohit Sharma/Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Mohammed Shami, are risky players. Do not take them in small leagues.

I’m sure this is going to be a awesome match and a thrilling series!

Form Guide (Recent first):

India – W D W L W

Sri Lanka – W L W L L

Match Prediction: Chance For Win The Match : India

Key Players:

  • – Virat Kohli
  • – Upul Tharanga
  • – R. Ashwin
  • – Shikhar Dhawan
  • – Niroshan Dickwella
  • – Rangana Herath


WK : Niroshan Dickwella

BAT : Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara/Ajinkya Rahane

ALL : Dilruwan Perera, R. Ashwin

BOWL : Rangana Herath, Lahiru Kumara, Umesh Yadav 


WK : Wriddhiman Saha

BAT : Upul Tharanga, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Kusal Mendis

ALL : Asela Gunaratne, R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja

BOWL : Rangana Herath, Nuwan Pradeep, Umesh Yadav

More Suggestions:

Captain: Virat Kohli, Upul Tharanga, R. Ashwin

Vice Captain: Shikhar Dhawan, Niroshan Dickwella, Rangana Herath

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India Team News:

  • Virat Kohli confirmed that India were not going to experiment at the top of the order.
  • Abhinav Mukund and Shikhar Dhawan will open for INDIA.
  • KL Rahul has been ruled out of the Test due to fever.
  • Kohli also said that India will play with only five batsmen as pitch is good for batting.
  • There will fight for the No. 6 between Rohit Sharma/Hardik Pandya.

Indian Team Playing XI:  

Abhinav Mukund, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma/Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Mohammed Shami

Sri Lanka Team News:

  • Chandimal ruled out of Galle Test.  
  • Rangana Herath will be the caption for this match.
  • Danushka Gunathilaka and Dhananjaya de Silva will fight for the No. 4 spot.
  • Nuwan Pradeep is fit again and he could play this match.

Sri Lanka Playing XI:

Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka/Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Asela Gunaratne, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath (capt), Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep

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