new Delhi: The two-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka is going to start from today. The first test match between the two teams will be played at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. At the same time, Rohit Sharma is also going to make his captaincy debut in Tests. After cleaning Sri Lanka in the T20 series, Team India will look to maintain the winning streak in the Test series. This test series is part of the World Test Championship. Sri Lanka is currently on top in the WTC points table and India is at 5th place.
India’s dominance over Sri Lanka
The history of Test cricket between India and Sri Lanka is quite old. Test matches are being played between the two teams in India since 1982. Sri Lanka has played 20 Test matches in India but if we look at the statistics, it is going to be very difficult for Sri Lanka to win this series. Out of 20 matches played between the two teams, India has won 11 matches and 9 matches have been drawn, but Sri Lanka is still waiting for the first Test victory in India.
Rohit Raj will start from Mohali Test
This is going to be the first series of Rohit Sharma as Test captain. Rohit will be India’s 35th Test captain. Virat Kohli resigned from the Test captaincy after 6 years after the series loss in South Africa. Rohit has led India to consecutive victories under his captaincy in T20 and ODI. Now Rohit is expected to play a similar game in Tests as well. Rohit played the last Test against England in September 2021. After which he could not take part due to rest against New Zealand and hamstring injury against South Africa.
Virat will score Test match century
Virat will go to play a historic match against Sri Lanka in Mohali. Kohli, who has played 100 Tests, will become the 71st player in the world and the 12th player in India. Virat Kohli’s Test career has been very good so far. Virat has scored 7962 runs in 99 test matches at an average of 50.39. Virat has 27 centuries and 28 half-centuries to his name in Tests. Kohli has scored 1004 runs in 9 Tests against Sri Lanka. Virat’s average against Sri Lanka is 77.23.
Only India’s atmosphere in Mohali
The ground of Mohali has always been a stronghold of victory for the Indian team. India has played 13 matches so far at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. India played the first Test match at this ground in December 1994. The team had lost that match. Since then, India has played 12 matches at this ground and India has never lost a match there. Out of these 12 matches, India has won 7 matches and 5 matches have been drawn.