Eden Gardens set to host Ind vs SL 2017 1st Test Match - Facts & Figures

India vs Sri Lanka 2017

The Sri Lanka's quest for first test win in the sub-continent resume as the visitors takes on host India in an yet another India vs Sri Lanka series. The series begins with a test match on November 16, 2017 at Eden Gardens, Kolkatta. The match will begin 9:30 AM IST.

Indian team includes several changes from the last match that they have played. Hardik Pandya has been rested for the upcoming overseas series and RaviChandra Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja makes a comeback after a long time.

India might go with an extra batsman, possibly Rohit Sharma because Eden Gardens is a lucky ground for him.The Indian lineup will include KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandra Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav.

Ravi Ashwin is 8 wickets away from setting a new world record of fastest to 300 wickets in test matches.

On the other side, Sri Lanka team is looking to build a better tomorrow with several newcomers. The team includes Dinesh Chandimal(Captain), Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Gamage, Rangana Herath, Dimuth Karunaratne, Suranga Lakmal, Angelo Mathews, Dilruwan Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lakshan Sandakan, Dasun Shanaka, Roshen Silva and Lahiru Thirimanne.

On paper, there is no doubt that India team will be winning the match and the series as well. Will the new move of selecting Mahila Jayawardene, Kumara Sangakkara, Anura Tennakoon and Aravinda de Silva as advisors help the visitors?

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