5 players who would decide the fate of Sri Lanka vs India test series
The India- Sri Lanka test series will be starting on 12th August at Galle. The Indian team has not won a series in Sri Lanka. The last time India played in Sri Lanka the series was 1-1. Sri Lanka would be low on confidence after losing the series against Pakistan but will be hoping to give Sangakara a fitting farewell in his final test series. It promises to be an exciting battle between two teams which have some exciting players. Here we look the 5 players which would decide the fate of India- Sri Lanka test series.
1) Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli will be leading the Indian team in his first full series as a captain. In the series against Australia he performed brilliantly. He captained in two matches in test series against Australia and almost won the first test. He will be making his debut against Sri Lanka in test matches. He needs to lead from the front and come back in form which will be very important for India if they have to win their first test series in Sri Lanka.
2) Kumar Sangakara
Kumar Sangakara has been a role model for Sri Lankan cricket in the last 15 years. He will be playing the first two test matches. He needs to bat well in these two test matches if Sri Lanka has to win the series. Sangakara did not score too many in the test series against Pakistan but would be looking to play well in test series against India. His record against India is great and will be looking to score big and end his test carrier on a high note.
3) Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin will be main spinner for India in the test series against Sri Lanka. He has good height and can get a lot of bounce which are suitable for Sri Lankan conditions. He and if the other two spinners play together then it is the job of Ashwin to take wickets and also control the flow of runs. In the Bangladesh test match played in June he was the pick of the bowlers. He needs support rest of bowler’s especially fast bowlers. He will be playing his first Sri Lankan tour.
4) Rangana Herath
Rangana Herath the main bowler for Sri Lanka was in poor form against Pakistan where he picked only 1 wicket and gave away many runs. The test series against India will be a chance for the spinner to come back in form by picking wickets. The pitches that they will be playing will help spinners and he needs to be at best to stop the solid Indian batting line up. Sri Lankan team needs Hearth to bowl well and ensure that Sri Lanka wins the series.
5) Ajyinka Rahane
Ajyinka Rahane is one of the top batsmen for India in recent times. He is an exceptional player and has scored centuries in England, NewZeleand and Australia. He comes at number 5 and steadies the innings for India. In the test matches against Australia he scored a ton at Melbourne, ton at Lords when India was struggling. India needs Rahane to step up and play an important role in helping India win the series.
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