India dominated the first Test in Galle, yet ended up on the losing side, going down by 63 runs. Today, it will look forward to plug their loopholes and get their team combination right even as Sri Lanka eye a series winning farewell for their iconic batsman Kumar Sangakkara in the second cricket Test starting in Colombo on Thursday.
India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka here today.
India made three changes to their playing eleven, brining in Murali Vijay, Stuart Binny and Umesh Yadav in place of injured Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh and Varun Aaron.
Sri Lanka made just one change replacing injured Nuwan Pradeep with Dushmantha Chameera.
India: Virat Kohli (capt), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Stuart Binny, Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kauchal Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara, Jehan Mubarak, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Tharindu Kaushal, Dushmantha Chameera.
2015-08-20 11:14:01(IST) : Kohli, Rahul steady ship after early wobble: After 14 overs India 56-2 (Rahul 23, Kohli 24)
2015-08-20 10:55:01(IST) :
Sri Lanka vs India, 2nd Test Day 1 LIVE: Vijay and Rahane out early as India wobble
After 7 overs India 20-2 (Rahul 11, Kohli 1)
2015-08-20 10:05:01(IST) : After 5 overs India 12-2 (Rahul 4, Kohli 0)