Rain threat looms over the match and forecast suggest it may rain in Eden garden for next two days.
The 1st test match of three match test series between India and Sli Lanka will start from today at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. India looks more settled side and they also have the confidence of dismantling Sri Lanks earlier in July by 9-0 in their home turf which includes 3 test match,5ODI,1T20. but this Lankan side looks different Because they came here by demolishing and whitewash Pakistan by 2-0 in test series, as they are also determined to turn things around this time against India.
India play with full strength side as their Spin twin R Ashwin&R Jadeja back in the side and one more player opener Murli Vijay make his way back to the test side after recovered from injury, after his inclusion, it’s going to be interesting to see which two openers will play in playing eleven out of three Murli Vijay, Kl Rahul, and Shikar Dhawan. I think India Should go with Kl Rahul as a first opener and Murli Vijay as second because he is an incumbent opener. Despite Dhawan Impressive performance against Sri Lanka Earlier this year he may not feature in playing eleven in the opening match as he came into the Indian side as a Replacement of Vijay but now Vijay is fit so he gets the chance ahead of him and if we also look ahead on the upcoming series against South Africa then also Vijay inclusion become very important for India team as he is one of the best batsmen in overseas condition.
One more thing India wants to delt with which Bowling combination they should go if we see the condition and pitch of Eden garden then it assists the pacer so India will go with 3 seamers Mohamad Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav and two spinners R Ashwin and R Jadeja.