Standing at number one in the Current Test rankings, India played just as according to their reputation in the first Test against hosts Sri Lanka. The visitors completely demolished the Lankan lions in all departments of the game and registered a thumping win in the Galle Test by a massive margin of 304 runs.
Both sides will now move to Colombo where they are gearing up to play the second Test of the three-match series. Kohli’s men will look to firmly seal the series by winning the match and repeat the similar scenario which they achieved in 2015. However Sri Lanka will be eager to regain their lost composure and proe maybe a point or two while playing at their homeland against the dominant Indian team. Sri Lanka will be boosted by the return of full-time skipper Dinesh Chandimal who missed sadly the first Test due to pneumonia.
Seasoned batsman Lahiru Thirimanne has also been summoned as a replacement for injured Asela Gunaratne who sadly broke his left thumb whilst fielding on day one of the first Test and was ruled out of the remainder of the series.
We have an interesting battle in our hands as both the teams look to put their best foot forward in the 2nd Test which starts on Thursday.
India and Sri Lanka Squads for 2nd Test:
INDIA: Virat Kohli (Captain), Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Abhinav Mukund.
SRI LANKA: Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Lahiru Kumara, Danushka Gunathilaka, Vishwa Fernando, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Malinda Pushpakumara, Lahiru Thirimanne.
When is India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test match?
The second Test of the three-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka will start from Thursday, August 3 at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground in Colombo. India are leading the series 1-0.
What time does India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test start at SSC, Colombo?
The first day of the second Test between India and Sri Lanka will start at 10.00 IST, 5,00 GMT a.m 12.00a.m EST and the toss will happen at 9.30 IST. You can also follow the match online at www.indiacricketnews.com and the facebook groups as we will bring you all the latest updates from the match.
Which TV channels will broadcast the India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test live?
Sony Pictures Network will broadcast the India vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Live. You can watch the match Live on Sony Six, Sony Six HD and Ten 3.
Sky Sports in U.K.
Willow TV in U.S.A.