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
- 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
- – Virat Kohli
- – Upul Tharanga
- – R. Ashwin
- – Shikhar Dhawan
- – Niroshan Dickwella
- – Rangana Herath
SAFE TEAM 1:
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
RISKY TEAM 2:
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
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