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IND vs SL 2017: Dinesh Chandimal Led Sri Lanka Team Arrives in Kolkata 

IND vs SL 2017: Dinesh Chandimal Led Sri Lanka Team Arrives in Kolkata
The Sri Lankan team led by Dinesh Chandimal landed in Kolkata earlier on Wednesday for their one and a half months tour starting with three Test matches slated to begin from November 16.
This young Sri Lankan team is scheduled to play three Test matches, three ODI’s and three T20I’s against India.

IND vs SL 2017: Dinesh Chandimal Led Sri Lanka Team Arrives in Kolkata 1
The last time Sri Lanka toured India for a Test series was way back in 2009, seven years back where they played a three-match Test series, losing 0-2 to the hosts.

Earlier, Virat Kohli led Indian side whitewashed Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka by 9-0 across all the formats. The squad consisting of 15 members will start their practice sessions on Thursday ahead of their two-day practice game against a third tier Board President XI starting from November 11 at the Jadavpur University (2nd Campus Ground).

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“They will take rest today and hit the nets tomorrow afternoon,” the local manager was heard saying.

However, Thilan Samaraweera, who was confirmed as the batting coach of the Sri Lankan Cricket team a few days back couldn’t fly with the team, as he didn’t get his visa on time. A spokesperson for the Sri Lankan Cricket Board confirmed that Samaraweera would likely to get his visa by Friday.

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Notably, Sri Lanka got their Test form back, as they beat Pakistan 2-0 in UAE, but lost the ODI series 5-0.

Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-captain), Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka and Roshen Silva.

Also Read: (India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Sri Lanka Announce Squad For Test Series)

(Thilan Samaraweera Appointed Sri Lankan Batting Coach)

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