India Vs Srilanka: KL Rahul who is the comeback to Indian Team after three months due to the shoulder injury is down with fever again. So, he did not play the Test match against Sri Lanka on July 26 at Galle. Rahul scored the half century in a tour match in Colombo, his first competitive game in close to three months due to an injury lay-off. He is down with fever and did not move to Colombo with his team on Sunday. If he missed out, Abhinav Mukund likely to play for the team in replace of KL Rahul.
Likewise, Shikhar Dhawan is set to replace Murali Vijay in the Test match against Sri Lanka. Vijay has complained of pain in his wrist while playing a preparatory match. The same wrist injury had troubled him during the last Test series against Australia at home. India will play three Tests, five ODIs and a T20I in Sri Lanka.
Rahul’s Interview to BCCI:
When Rahul is back to his team, he said “I haven’t been happier ever in my life. It has been quite a tough time to be away from cricket, to be away from the thing that you love the most. To just sit at home and watch the boys playing, it was hard for me. It did make me a lot stronger, made me value my life, my opportunities and here I am, back in,” in an interview to BCCI.
“It feels good to be back holding the bat and hitting the ball to the boundary. It was a good day today for the boys, and I had a good run out in the middle. And it has been a while since I have been in the middle. So yes, every opportunity that I get in the midst before the Test series starts will be valuable for me. I tried to make the most of it, and I am pleased.”
You know that you are physically fit, and you have done everything that you can, worked hard, you are feeling stronger, you are feeling fitter,” Rahul told.
India’s Squad’s :
Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, K. L. Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, W Saha, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Abhinav Mukund.
Sri Lankan Squad’s:
Rangana Herath (C), Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Malinda Pushpakumara, Nuwan Pradeep.
Match Timing & Venue: