Rohit Sharma has come out to play his first match as a full-time Test captain. Virat Kohli relinquished the Test captaincy after the Test series against South Africa and Rohit was selected as the full-time Test captain for the Test series against Sri Lanka. Rohit is making his captaincy debut in Test cricket for India at the age of 34 years 308 days. The record of making the Test captaincy debut at the age of India is recorded in the name of Anil Kumble.
Kumble did Test captaincy for India for the first time at the age of 37 years and 36 days. In this way, Rohit has become the second player from India to make his captaincy debut at the age of Test cricket. Rohit won the toss and decided to bat first. The first Test match of the two-match series between India and Sri Lanka is being played at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
This test match is very important for Rohit as well as Virat. Virat Kohli has come to play his 100th test match. On the other hand, if we talk about the Sri Lankan cricket team, this is their 300th Test match. Sri Lanka has become the eighth team to have played 300 or more Test matches. England has played the most test matches, which has played a total of 1045 test matches so far. Australia is at number two with 840 Test matches, while talking about India, this is its 561st Test match. India has now reached number three in terms of playing the most number of Test matches. West Indies are at number four with 560 matches.