Sri Lanka’s tour of India is about to begin, and both the teams are looking forward to getting the better of each other in the reverse fixture.
The two teams last met when India toured the Island nation and completely decimated the Sri Lanka team at their home, and whitewashed the hosts in all the three formats, leading to a 9-0 victory throughout the tour.
The Sri Lankan team is currently struggling with their combinations, as they failed to regain the lost glory in cricket since the retirement of their star batsmen, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. Despite winning the two-match Test series in the UAE against Pakistan, the Lankan team will go into the Test series as underdogs.
The Indian team has called back the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja for the upcoming Test series after the duo got dropped after the last Test series India played against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka early this year. Selectors quoted the two spinners have been rested after the heavy workload, and the duo was not picked up for the limited-over series against Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand after that.
The Indian team has been on a fantastic run and has not lost a series at home since 2015 when South Africa last beat them. The Indian team is currently ranked number one in the Test format and are tied at the top spot with South Africa in the ODI series.
The Indian team has had some very impactful players in the past two years who have contributed to the success of the Indian team. Let’s have a look five Indian players who can make an impact in the upcoming series and be a threat to the Sri Lankan team.