Sri Lanka official team squad Test series 2017 vs India. Sri Lanla vs India Test series squad, list of players are members in team. Official squad SL vs Ind 2017 Test series only announced.
Sri Lanka really had a tough time against Zimbabwe in their last home series. After losing the ODI series, they came very close to a defeat in the only Test match on the 5th day before the youngsters Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne stood in the way of Zimbabwean’s victory. Well, that’s history now and it’s time for another big challenge as they will now be facing World’s no. 1 test side in a 3-match Test series. And, as Sri Lanka is going through a transition phase, they are trying out different things desperately. They have recently announced their squad for the 1st Test match between India vs Sri Lanka.
Quite unexpectedly, they have given command to the pioneer spinner Rangana Herath this time around. Herath’s position as a left-arm spinner is very well established and now it will be the test of his captaincy skills. We’ll have to wait and watch how he leads a young Sri Lankan outfit and what the islanders achieve under his command.
Sri Lanka Batting Strengths
The strengths in the squad, as far as batting is concerned, remain to be the youngsters Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne. All of them performed wonderfully well for Sri Lanka in the last Test and they will be the key performers for them in the Tests against India. Besides, they have Upul Tharanga and Danushka Gunathilaka to provide them some batting strength.
Angelo Mathews, Dilruwan Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva will take the role of all-rounders and will help them bat deep in the innings.
Sri Lanka Bowling Strengths
As for their bowling, they will mainly be relying on their new captain, Rangana Herath, to provide them some balance and penetration with the ball. Nuwan Pradeep has also been called back into the squad for the 1st Test and is expected to play a crucial role for them. Both Kulasekara and Malinga have been left out and Suranga Lakmal will be expected to share the new ball with Pradeep this time. Left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara has also been called in for the first time in Sri Lanka’s Test Squad. But we’ll have to wait and watch if he gets his first Test cap in the India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test 2017 at Galle on 26th July or not.