India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 1 Highlights – Nov 16, 2017

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 1 Highlights – Nov 16, 2017, Ind v SL highlights today – The first test day one from Eden Gardens, Kolkata (India) Thursday 16th November 2017. Captain of the Indian team V Kohli is in very good form, he scored recently 263 runs in three innings against New Zealand in ODI format and 104 runs in three t20 matches.

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.

India team/playing XI
KL Rahul, S Dhawan, CA Pujara, V Kohli (c), AM Rahane, RA Jadeja, WP Saha †, R Ashwin, B Kumar, Mohammed Shami, UT Yadav.

Sri Lanka team/playing XI
FDM Karunaratne, S Samarawickrama, MD Shanaka, LD Chandimal (c), AD Mathews, N Dickwella †, HDRL Thirimanne, MDK Perera, HMRKB Herath, RAS Lakmal, PLS Gamage.

Match Timings: 09:30 local (04:00 GMT)

The Eden Gardens pitch is inexperienced and predicted to be two-paced; it looks this Test will be performed in comparable prerequisites as the ultimate Kolkata Test when 26 of the 40 wickets fell to pace. Any possibilities of the pitch drying out may have been laid to relaxation by chronic rain on the day earlier than the Test. There is extra anticipated in the first three days of the match. Even though Sri Lanka gained each their Tests in the UAE, changes are expected. Kusal Mendis is out, Mathews is in, possibly to bat at No. 4; Kaushal Silva is out, Dhananjaya de Silva is back. The difficult diversifications will have to be carried in the bowling branch with Mathews nevertheless not anticipated to bowl. And Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by means of playing five bowlers in each Tests. An overcast Kolkata in November is instead distinctive to the UAE, though, and a inexperienced pitch might additionally necessitate playing an extra batsman.

The Eden Gardens pitch is inexperienced and expected to help the quicks. The ultimate time India performed a Test here – on a similar pitch last year – they went in with an greater batsman. With the seam-bowling allrounder missing, India would possibly possibly go that way again. If they do so, they would possibly come face to face with a choice they will anyway have to make in South Africa: who out of Ashwin and Jadeja makes way for a third expert quick bowler? That quickly bowler if chosen is most truly going to be Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took a five-for in his ultimate Kolkata Test. The other choice to be made for India is one that will deliver them dilemma in South Africa too. While it would possibly be harsh to drop both Shikhar Dhawan or KL Rahul after the 12 months they have had, M Vijay would possibly be a valuable asset in overseas.

Umpires – Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong
TV Umpires – Joel Wilson
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Anil Chaudhary
Match number – Test no. 2281

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