Rohit Sharma likely to be named India’s Test captain, India vs Sri Lanka Schedule
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Rohit Sharma likely to be named India’s Test captain, India vs Sri Lanka Schedule.

Indian limited-overs skipper Rohit Sharma is all set to assume captain’s role in the country’s test side ahead of the home series against Sri Lanka. As per the latest development on the captaincy issue, the Chetan Sharma-led selection panel is convinced to name Rohit, captain of India’s test team.

The island nation is scheduled to tour India for two tests and three T20Is later this month. The tour is likely to begin on February 24, following the completion of the West Indies tour of India 2021.

The important position on the Indian test side was left uncovered after Virat Kohli announced that he will no longer serve team India as the captain. He made his final test appearance as the skipper against South Africa and subsequently dropped his captaincy role to focus solely on his batting.

India vs Sri Lanka Schedule:

The BCCI has recently made a few tweaks to the original schedule for India vs Sri Lanka series. Both the sides were earlier fixed to begin the tour with two Test matches followed by three T20Is, however, now the schedule with run in reverse order. T20Is will kickstart the Sri Lanka tour of India.

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The first T20I will be held in Lucknow’s Ekana Cricket Stadium on 24th February and the last two T20Is will be held in Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharmshala.

The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali will welcome the two sides, India and Sri Lanka, for the test series. The first test will be played in Mohali, which apparently is going to be Virat Kohli’s 100th test match. The fixture was originally scheduled to be held in Bangalore, which is Kohli’s virtual home ground because of his 14-years long association with the IPL franchise based out of Bangalore.

However, now with a couple of tweaks in the plans, Mohali will host Virat Kohli’s 100th test appearance match. The two sides will then head to Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium for the second and final test match.

India vs Sri Lanka Complete Schedule:

24th Feb – 1st T20I – Lucknow

26th Feb – 2nd T20I – Dharamshala

27th Feb – 3rd T20I – Dharmshala

3-7 March – 1st Test – Mohali

12-16 March – 2nd Test – Bangalore

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