IND vs SL, 2nd Test: Rohit Sharma elects to bat
India and Sri Lanka are set to feature in the second Test which is a Day/Night affair being held in Bengaluru. India won the first Test by an innings and 222 runs and will be aiming for a similar show versus the Lankans. The news from Bengaluru is that Rohit Sharma has won the toss and elected to bat first.
A look at the key details
The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru will host the 2nd Test (2:00 PM IST). The wicket at this venue has been fruitful for the batters. Although the bowlers have little margin for error, it remains to be seen how the pink ball behaves here. One can watch the game live on the Star Sports Network and stream on the Hotstar app (paid subscription).
India to play their fourth D/N Test
India have featured in three Day/Night Tests so far. They defeated Bangladesh in their maiden pink-ball Test at the Eden Gardens (2019), winning the match by an innings and 46 runs in less than three days. India were handed a crushing defeat in their second Day/Night encounter in Australia (Adelaide, 2020). In 2021, India defeated England in the pink-ball encounter (Ahmedabad) in two days.
Axar Patel comes in for Team India
Team India playing XI: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma (c), Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Two changes for SL
Sri Lanka playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama