It’s time for some longer format matches as India tour the Sri Lankan Islands and start the tour with a 3-match Test series. Both the teams seem fine-tuned for this encounter and the cricket fans will be able to watch some good games of cricket ahead. India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test live streaming is going to start at 10:00 local time and 4:30 GMT from 26th of July 2017. The match is scheduled at Galle.
- Event: India vs Sri Lanka Test Series 2017
- Match: 1st Test
- Teams: India vs Sri Lanka
- Time: 10:00 local | 04:30 GMT
- Date: 26th July – 30th Jul, 2017
- Venue: Galle
India vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming
Both sides look desperate to win this series and start their campaign by winning the all-important first test match. Sri Lanka lost the ODI series against Zimbabwe and barely managed to win the only Test against the same opponent. India, on the other hand were impressive in the ODIs against West Indies but they lost the only T20I. They will also have to shift gears as they have not played any Test cricket for last few months. We’ll have to wait and watch how it turns out for them.
India’s strengths lie in their experienced lot in the batting department. It will be Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan to share the responsibility with the bat. Rahane looked in great form in the ODIs against West Indies scoring more than 300 runs on pitches where other senior batsmen seemed to struggle. So, he will be the key for India with the bat.
In the bowling department, India will be relying on Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who have been their premium pace bowlers in recent times. Spin bowling department will be taken care of by Ravi Jadeja and R Ashwin. Both have good experience of bowling in Test matches and can quickly turn the game in India’s favor.
Sri Lanka Strengths
Sri Lanka are a young side under an experienced captain. They will be relying a lot on some emerging young players with the bat as they have Mendis and Gunathilaka at the top. Dickwella and Gunaratne took the responsibility in the lower middle order in their last game against Zimbabwe to see their side home. So, they will also be expected to come up with something special. Mathews and Upul Tharanga will be amongst the experienced campaigners.
Even more inexperienced on the bowling front, Sri Lanka will be depending on Lahiru Kumara and Nuwan Pradeep with the ball. A lot of responsibility will be on Rangana Herath himself, as he has good credibility with the ball.