It was expecting to get flying start for the new cricketing season. Likely Team Indian did that solidly. Journey of joy has begun from Australian series followed by New Zealand and now Sri Lankan in the road. India went to Sri Lankan to play full series and it was first assignment for captain Kholi to lead the team fully. It was successful tour for team India. Now Kholi boys have assignment to face the battle at home ground.
This is a full tour including 3 test followed by 3 ODI and 3 T20’s. Team India is in good form and would like to carry the momentum till the end of the series.
On the other hand, team Sri Lankan looking for best possible combination for three departments. Last series against Pakistan was good series for the Lankan. They won the test series. So they would like to use that confident to make the Indian tour competitive enough. Some of the top order batsman of Sri Lankan is in good form but still need to work hard to make the result in the favor of them.
Before starting the main series Sri Lankan would play a practice match against Indian bard president. It is a two day match.
Let’s have a look at the time table of the series.
First test at Eden garden, Kolkata, first match will be start at 16 November to 20 November. This is one of the memorable place for team India as well as favorite for someone like Rohit Sarma. This batting paradise will be help to the batsman to get runs as well as bowlers can be handy too.
Second test at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur, and Match will be start at November 24 to 28 November. Like other field of India, this field is also know for batting paradise would be helpful for the spin bowlers.
Third and final test will be held at Feroz Sha Kotla, the match will be start at December 2 to December 6. Sir Lankan bowlers have to face tough time due to the supreme form of captain kholi. Run machine is making ton of runs after being appointed as captain of the side.
After few day’s gap Indian will take on Sri Lankan lions at OID series. It will be three mach series between two teams. No doubt Indian has been consistently doing well at the ODI. Indi is doing well not only in batting department but also at bowling department. On the other hand it is expected that Sri Lankan team would perform well in ODI series compare to test. They have some exciting talent.
Time schedule of ODI series is given below.
First ODI Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala at December 10. This is an wonderful cricketing ground in India. This is a winter time. Therefore bowler would get some advantages.
Second ODI Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali at December 13, nice sporty wickets batsman and bowlers both get opportunity to do well.
Third ODI Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, December 17.
Thereafter it will be T20 battles between two teams. This will be also three match series. Time schedule would as given below.
December 20, Barabati Stadium, Cuttack ( 1st T20)
December 22, Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore ( 2nd T20)
December 24, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (3rd T20)