new Delhi: After a clean sweep of Sri Lanka 3-0 in the T20 series, now Team India would like to completely wipe out Sri Lanka in the Test series as well. Team India’s new Test captain Rohit Sharma will leave no stone unturned to win this Test series. Let us tell you that the first match of the two-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka will start tomorrow i.e. March 4 at 9:30 am. For this Test series, Team India’s captain Rohit Sharma has made many players return while playing a big trick. Rohit Sharma will field his best playing XI to win the first test match. Let’s take a look at which playing 11 India goes against Sri Lanka in the first test match.
In the first test match against Sri Lanka, captain Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal can go for the opening. Mayank Agarwal can be made the new opening partner of Rohit Sharma. Injured KL Rahul is out of the entire Test series against Sri Lanka. In such a situation, in the absence of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal can go to the opening.
In the first test match against Sri Lanka, swashbuckling batsman Shubman Gill will come out to bat at number 3. Shubman Gill is running in lethal form these days. Shubman Gill will strengthen the middle order. Gill has played mostly as an opener, but the team management will pick him at No. 3 as a specialist middle-order batsman. Shubman Gill has the experience of playing on hard and bouncy pitches. There is no issue with technology. There is a hunger for runs inside Shubman Gill. Last year, Shubman Gill has come out to bat at No. 3 in the Mumbai Test match against New Zealand.
In the first test match against Sri Lanka, former captain Virat Kohli will come out to bat at number 4. Virat Kohli would like to complete his 71st century in international cricket by scoring a century in this test match. This test match is very special for Virat Kohli. This will be Virat Kohli’s 100th Test. In his 100th Test, Virat Kohli will complete his 8000 Test runs by scoring 38 runs. He will be only the sixth player from India to achieve this feat. Sachin, Dravid, Laxman, Sunil Gavaskar, Sehwag have crossed this figure.
Team India’s deadly wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will bat at number 5 in the first test match against Sri Lanka. Rishabh Pant will also handle the responsibility of wicketkeeping. There is every possibility that Dravid and Rohit will field Rishabh Pant at number 5 while Shreyas Iyer will land at number 6.
Shreyas Iyer is considered a strong contender to bat at No. The Indian cricket team has a talented batsman like Shreyas Iyer, who knows the art of playing multiple shots all around the field and getting runs. Shreyas Iyer is an expert in scoring runs by raining fours and sixes around the field. Shreyas Iyer made his Test debut against New Zealand in Kanpur in November last year. Shreyas Iyer played a memorable innings of 103 runs against New Zealand, scoring a century in the debut test match itself. Shreyas Iyer plays in all three formats for India.
Team India’s deadly finisher Ravindra Jadeja will bat at number 7 in the first test match against Sri Lanka. This player has the power to turn the whole match on his own. Ravindra Jadeja is a master of batting, bowling and fielding. Ravindra Jadeja is returning to the Test team after almost 3 months. Ravindra Jadeja played his last Test in November 2021. Ravindra Jadeja was out of the Test team due to injury after playing the Kanpur Test match against New Zealand. With the arrival of Ravindra Jadeja, there is an atmosphere of panic in the Sri Lankan team.
Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav is sure to get a chance in the first test match against Sri Lanka. Left arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja will be the second spin bowler, who will also play the role of the all-rounder at No. 7 and will also be the partner of Kuldeep Yadav.
Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammad Siraj will play three fast bowlers in the first Test against Sri Lanka.
India’s Probable Playing XI for the 1st Test against Sri Lanka:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj.