India will be looking to complete another series whitewash as they take on a seemingly demoralized and wounded Sri Lankan side in what is only the 2nd Pink-ball test in India. The visitors will be hoping to at least put up some semblance of a fight after the way they meekly surrendered against the rampant hosts. The home side has played some really good live cricket so far under new skipper Rohit Sharma.
India will be sky-high on confidence after a performance in which they ticked off all the boxes in as complete a performance as any in the first cricket match of this Test series. Rohit Sharma continues his winning run in the test format as well and the India juggernaut continues to be unstoppable at home. Ahead of the test, it is reported that India has released left-arm spinner, Kuldeep Yadav, replacing him with Axar Patel. The team management felt that there is no need for a third left-arm spinner in Bangalore. Apart from that, it’s a squad that is fully fit and available for selection.
Sri Lanka will have to bat much better if they want to harbor hopes of making this game a contest. There have been some good knocks, but it has to be an all-around contribution where each and everyone comes well together. The visitors will be sweating on the fitness of pacer Lahiru Kumara after he walked out of the match with injury, apart from that there are no selection worries.
After the one-sided victory last time out, that is 12 test matches without a victory for the Islanders on Indian soil.
Based on the performance of both teams, both with bat and ball and given that this is a pink-ball Test, which will pose its own set of challenges, it is safe to say that India will once again walk away with a rather comfortable victory, with only a miracle preventing this from happening
Date and Time
March 12th, 2022 (Friday) at 2:00 pm IST
Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
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