Sri Lankan cricket team arrive in Kolkata

Kolkata: Dinesh Chandimal-led Sri Lankan squad on Wednesday arrived for their six-week tour of India, which starts in Kolkata with the first of the three-Test series, beginningon November 16.

Sri Lanka will play three Tests, three ODIs and three T20 Internationals against Virat Kohli’s India.

The 15-member squad will hit the nets on Thursday ahead of their two-day practice game against a third-string Board President’s XI at the JU (2nd Campus ground), starting November 11.

“They will take rest today and hit the nets tomorrow afternoon,” the local manager added.

The last time Sri Lanka played Test matches in India was seven years back in 2009, a three-match series that they lost 0-2. Earlier this year, India beat Sri Lanka 3-0 in Tests followed by clean sweep in ODIs and lone T20 International.

However the islanders had a better show against Pakistan winning away Test series in UAE 2-0.

But in the ODI series that followed they were routed 0-5 by Pakistan.

Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Thirimanne (vice- captain), Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka and Roshen Silva.

Stay on top - Get daily news in your email inbox

Sirf Views

Hindu They All Claim To Be; Policy Tells Who Really Is

BJP will not merely claim to be Hindu; it will bring CAA, NRC; let debutant, me-too Hindu parties beat it with UCC & population control bill

Tapas Pal, A Death No One Would Genuinely Condole

In 1980, after Bengali film superstar Uttam Kumar died, Dadar Kirti of Tarun Majumdar was released after Durga Puja. The voice...

Must India Invest In Donald Trump?

As many of his cabinet picks know, to their eternal regret and shame, his commitment lasts only as long as you are gullible

Protesters Need Economic Education, Mr Bhagwat

There is no escape from misery unless teams of economic educators convince all sections of society socialism is the cause of their distress

BJP Could Not Have Won With This Approach To Delhi

From not paying attention to the corruption-ridden MCD to aloof leaders whose houses witnessed no activity during campaigns, BJP went all wrong in the Delhi assembly election

More from the author

Leave a Reply

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: