Sri Lanka wins the toss and elects to bat first in the first Test against India being played in Colombo on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.
Neither of the two teams are in good form at present, the highlight of this series is the young blood present in both the teams.
KL RAHUL has the least experience among the top order batsmen, whereas the positive thing is Rohit Sharma has good records against the Lankan bowlers and has given them proper treatment in other formats of the game.
Other skilled players like Virat Kohli, Shikar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have enough experience to tackle the bowlers, as long as they overcome problems relating to their performance away from home.
Whereas the Lankans who were struggling with their opening pair seemed to have got control on it and have been now using it as one of their biggest strengths against the opponents.
Other batsmen like Jehan Mubarak and Upul Tharanga are yet to prove that they can bat in the Test formats as well.
Well, Sri Lanka has variety in it’s bowling with players like Dhammika Prasad and Nuwan Pradeep who are their Pace initiators and in the spin departments bowlers like Rangana Herath and Tharindu Kaushal sharpen it.
Though the results of the last five tests played by these teams are not positive enough to conclude anything.
Viewers in India can watch the broadcast live on Sony Six and Sony Kix TV channels.
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Kumar Sangakkara, who will perhaps be on the last tour of his international career, will try to match the double century record of Sir Don Bradman, and will look to it that his fans are not disappointed.
After an excellent tour of Australia, Virat Kohli has not scored more runs the other formats after the world cup. Follow Cricket live score of Ind vs SL here.
The Lankans are keener on preserving their seam bowlers for the Colombo test, hence conserving their strength for the further Test.
M Vijay also to miss the first test due to Hamstring Injury.
The Lankan Captain Angelo Mathews admires Sangakkara as his last international series.
He has always helped him to gain confidence and also helped the young players, he says the whole team is thankful for him for whom he has been both off and on field.
Virat Kohli wants to utilize this opportunity to the fullest and want the players to build a momentum so that even if something goes wrong, the team can think and learn from it.
The pitch is expected to be the same Galle track despite of showers, the viewers can predict a start-stop game as there were continues showers in the previous days.
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