Kohli Leads Team, India Vs Sri Lanka 1st Match Live Score Streaming Result Prediction : India will play the first full series in which Virat Kohli will lead the team & he seems to be pretty excited about it. The clash against Sri Lanka from tomorrow will be exciting as he has to create the right momentum and patience altogether to lead the team in the Test Series. It is going to be pretty tough to win a Test Series in Sri Lanka because Indian team has not won a Test series in Sri Lanka since 1993. The preparation of the first and opening Test math is quite washed out due to heavy rains and has been disturbed frequently by the rain. Though Kohli is not worried at all but he is confident. India is supposed to go with 5 bowlers since the pitch at Galle would be favoring the bowlers and Kohli will be going with 5 specialist batsmen along with Wriddhiman Saha at number 6.
India Vs Sri Lanka 1st Match Details
|Match||1st Test, India tour of Sri Lanka, 2015 – Cricbuzz Cup|
|Date||Wed, Aug 12, 2015 – Sun, Aug 16, 2015|
|Toss||Sri Lanka won the toss and opt to bat|
|Venue||Galle International Stadium, Galle|
|Umpires||Bruce Oxenford , Nigel Llong|
|3rd Umpire||Ranmore Martinesz|
|Match Referee||Andy Pycroft|
|Sri Lanka Squad||
Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Jehan Mubarak, Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, T Kaushal
Bench: Upul Tharanga, Kusal Perera, Dilruwan Perera, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera
Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Amit Mishra, Varun Aaron, Ishant Sharma
Bench: Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Virat Kohli Leads Indian Team
Kumar Sangakkara will retire after the second Test match so he will be the Ace Card for Sri Lankan Team to put forth the plans accordingly. On being asked about him to Virat Kohli what his plan is for Kumar he exclaims “The plan has always been pretty basic. Against good quality players around the world you don’t need to try something out of the box. It’s about creating pressure.”
Indian team is habituate of MS Dhoni since long but Kohli will appear to be the dawn of the next era. He has to prove the criticism he has been facing whether he can be patient enough for whole 5 days. It would certainly be curious enough to acknowledge and admire the guts of Virat Kohli that he has willingly taken the responsibility to lead the team with optimism.
“It is my first full series. It’s a great opportunity to create some momentum knowing it’s a three-Test series, having some plan in mind, having the opportunity and time to execute them,” said Kohli at the pre-match press conference.
He believes in practice and said in his press conference that the more the practice the more would be the benefit for the team to play their best and bowl out 20 wickets to conquer Sri Lankan and make a mark in the very 1st Test Match. He strongly believes that Rahul and Rohit are in great touch with the bat and they played extremely and exceptionally well in the practice match.The series will be interesting to see how Kohli will react to the opposition as a Captain.
“It’s probably a good thing,” said Kohli. “We have had five-six days of really good practice. Even yesterday, with whatever time we had at the nets, the intensity was up there and the guys prepared really well. The day before the game is always a light session. If someone wants to bowl or have a hit, they can. But unfortunately it rained. But I think we have got decent enough practice going into the Test. The guys are looking in good shape and everyone is mentally fresh.
“So it’s not going to make much difference. I see it as a positive where people will have the time to visualise, relax and prepare for the game with the mental aspect than putting those extra hours in practice.”
India Vs Sri Lanka 1st Match Live Score Streaming Result Prediction
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