India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Prediction: Team India, after closing off the three matches T20I series by 3-0 win against Sri Lanka, is now all set to dominate the island nation in the white outfits. The two matches test series starts today i.e., 04th March 2022 in IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
The opening test has several landmarks to be noted down. Firstly, Rohit Sharma, who has been appointed team India’s full-time captain, will be spearheading the team for the very first time in the longest format. Secondly, Mohali will stage Virat Kohli’s 100th test match.
The hosts will be high in their confidence, especially after their 3-0 thumping T20I series win. However, India’s last memory of the test series hasn’t been satisfying. South Africa defeated India by 2-1 in the three matches test series in South Africa.
Nevertheless, this time around, India is in its own backyard and everyone explicitly knows how difficult is it to defeat India on its home track. Sri Lanka hasn’t had better of India in the test series in India. It will be an exciting game, with a couple of milestones to be hit as soon as proceedings of the match takes place.
Fixture: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test
Day/Date: Friday/March 4th, 2022
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Time: 9:30 AM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Pitch Report from IS Bindra Stadium:
IS Bindra Stadium prepares a typical Indian style pitch which aids a lot of spin bowling. Moreover, the batters will be in action on day one as the ball will come onto the willow quite nicely. In 13 tests played here, India has only lost once. The spinners will play their part from day three. Batters will get full credit for their shots, as the outfield will be quick enough.
India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Probable Playing11 and Full Squad:
India’s Playing11: Rohit Sharma (C), Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Full Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant(w), Mohammed Shami, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Shubman Gill, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Priyank Panchal, Srikar Bharat, Saurabh Kumar
Sri Lanka’s Playing11: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Lahiru Thirimanne, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama
Full Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lasith Embuldeniya, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Vishwa Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dinesh Chandimal, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Angelo Mathews, Dushmantha Chameera.
India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Tips:
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Mayank Agarwal, Dimuth Karunaratne, Rishabh Pant, Lahiru Kumara, Ravichandran Ashwin (vc), Lasith Embuldeniya, Jasprit Bumrah, Praveen Jayawickrama