Hardly any months back, it was India who went to Sri Lanka for a full-fledged bilateral series and now its Sri Lanka’s time to return the favor. Over the years, India and Sri Lanka have faced each other more than any other two teams. However, doesn’t dull the shine of rivalry between the two.
Just after beating New Zealand earlier this month in the ODI and the T20I series, India is now planned to take on Sri Lanka for a test series of three matches, beginning November 16, 2017. Earlier Sri Lanka was planned to tour India in February 2018. However, after the request made by Sri Lanka Cricket, the tour is scheduled to advance.
For the moment, Sri Lanka’s tour of India comprises of three One-day internationals and as many Tests and T20I. The tour will commence with the Test series, beginning November 16 in Kolkata and the tour ends with a T20I in Mumbai on December 24. The last time India and Sri Lanka met in a bilateral series, the former won all the matches and performed a 9-0 whitewash across all formats.
Having endured a 0-9 embarrassment at home across three formats, the Islanders are here in India after a gap of two months but with a confidence-boosting disclosure, 2-0 Test series win over Pakistan in UAE last month. However, judging by India’s current performance, the energy is certainly going to be on India’s side. With the pitch traditionally supporting the spinners and somewhat the seamers, it would be a good wicket for the bowlers. Both the sides have a good bowling line-up. Thus, it would be interesting to see how they fair.
Cosco’s good wishes are with team India, whether the team performs well or it is little less than the expectations, we will continue to support the team and expect everyone will be there with us.