India VS Sri Lanka 2nd test Day-Night match will be played in Bengaluru from today. Team India’s eyes on winning the 15th consecutive series on home soil. The Indian team is performing well. It will be eyeing a 2-0 clean sweep in the series when they go to play the second Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
If the Indian team-leading 1-0 in the series wins the Bangalore Test, then it will be the 15th consecutive series win at home. Team India has won the most Tests at home. Earlier this record was in the name of the Australian team. They won 10 consecutive Tests from November 1994 to November 2000. After that, Australia won 10 consecutive Tests again from July 2004 to November 2008.
Last lost to England in 2012
The Indian team last lost the home Test series under the leadership of Dhoni in November 2012. The Indian team was defeated by 2-1 in the four-Test match series with England. Since then Team India is unbeatable on home soil. The hosts’ reign at home, the Indian team is the first team to win 14 most Test series at home. Australia won 10 series earlier. Did it twice.
A hundred percent of spectators approved
The ban on spectators for Day-Night Test has been completely lifted. Karnataka Test Cricket Association office has also allowed spectators to enter the stadium.
Pitch will help fast bowlers
Pitch: Fast bowlers will get help in the beginning but spinners may get turned in the last 3 days. Batsmen will face difficulties.
Weather: Weather will be clear on Saturday and Sunday but cloudy on Monday though there is no chance of rain.
The decision for Siraj or Axar
Vice-captain Bumrah said who will get the chance between Siraj and Axar, is not decided yet. The Indian team will make one change in the playing XI for the Day-Night Test match and spinner Jayant Yadav will be on leave. After this, the question is arising whether the Indian team will give spinner Axar Patel a chance in place of Jayant Yadav or will there be a return of fast bowler Mohammad Siraj.
On Friday, vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah said that we will decide on the team combination before the match. Considering the circumstances, we will decide whether we should go on the field with the three spinners or with 3 pacers.
Axar Patel has the upper hand
Praising Axar Patel, Bumrah says that he balances the team. Axar has the ability to perform well with the ball and bat. He will be included in the team whenever he is fit.
Hoping for a century from Kohli
Virat Kohli made a total of 241 runs in the 3 Day-Night Test matches. In this test match, fans of former captain Virat Kohli will be hoping that Virat will end the drought by hitting a century. Virat Kohli played a brilliant inning of 136 runs in the Day-Night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in 2019. Virat Kohli is the only batsman to score a century in the Day-Night Test.