Eden garden is ready to host the first test of three-match series between India and Sri Lanka. Both teams are ready for the epic test series battle.
India has been in some serious form in recent time. There test record getting better and better in the recent series.
Last time both the teams meets in Sri Lanka and India whitewash Sri Lanka in all format. They won the three match test series by 3-0 followed by odi and t20 international series. Thus India won all the 9 games of the tour (3 tests, 5 odi and 1 t20)
On the other hand, Sri Lanka is going to the rebuilding phase. After India defeat, they whitewash Pakistan in the test series and won 2 test match series by 2-0. But they neither win 5 match odi series nor 3 match t20 series.
Sri Lanka never won a single test in India and based on their form it is very hard task for Sri Lanka to win a test against india in India. In last 13 years, only South Africa and England can manage to win test series in India and the kind of form Indian team has, it will be a big challenge for Sri Lanka.
Angelo Mathew is back into the Sri Lanka team after the injury. He missed the complete Pakistan tour because of his injury.
There will be a chance of rain in Kolkata for next three to four days so it might affect the match.
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvenshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma.
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka and Roshen Silva.