New skipper Rohit Sharma is targeting a clean sweep of Sri Lanka in the second Test, which begins on Saturday. India will be heavy favorites to maintain their unbeaten home record in pink-ball Tests.
India wants to win all of its Tests against Sri Lanka.
Rohit Sharma wants to win the second Test against Sri Lanka
In pink-ball Tests at home, will India be able to keep their record of never losing? Rohit Sharma wants to win the second Test against Sri Lanka, which starts on Saturday. He wants to do it all in one game, and he wants to do it quickly. It took three days for India to win the two-match series against Sri Lanka. They now lead 1-0 in the first game of the series. Bangalore is a city where visitors need to get their act together as quickly as possible. Ravindra Jadeja made his name when he played in Rohit’s first Test since taking over as captain from Virat Kohli earlier this year. He hit an unbeaten 175 and took nine wickets to do so. Hit is very good at being a tactician and being a person. A lot of people know this about him.
As an off-spinner said this week, “But I saw a lot of human things in how the team was led by him.”
According to Rohit Sharma:
People in the team were important to him, and he was concerned about how everyone would feel and how the engine room would work. It was a “near-perfect” performance, according to Rohit, from the hosts.
This is even though India is one of the last great Test teams to play a five-day game under the lights. In 2019, India beat Bangladesh in less than two days in Kolkata. A new record was set in December 2020 when Australia beat India’s Kohli-led side at the Adelaide Oval.
Ashwin cautioned that day-night Tests can be unpredictable
Ashwin warned that day-night Tests can be unpredictable. Even though India is expected to win another day-night Test, Ashwin said that day-night Tests can be hard to predict. It was a floodlit Test match, but the team came back to victory when they beat England in two days at the world’s largest cricket stadium in February last year.
According to him, “it’s really difficult to prepare for a pink-ball Test because you don’t know what to expect,” according to the website of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). “So far, we’ve participated in three pink-ball Tests, and each one has provided us with a unique learning experience”.
The light is also going to be important… There are a lot of variables heading into the game, but we’re going to rely on our confidence from the previous game to get us through it. “I’m looking forward to the challenge, and I’m hoping the spinners will have a voice in the outcome.”
Patel was instrumental in India’s victory over England
In place of Kuldeep Yadav in the lineup, left-arm spinner Axar Patel might make the XI in Bangalore after being named to the squad. Patel was instrumental in India’s victory over England, taking 11 wickets in the process. Two day-night Tests have been won by Sri Lanka and one has been lost by them in three appearances.
With the bat, the tourists, headed by Dimuth Karunaratne, struggled to respond to India’s 574-8 declared in the first Test and were dismissed for 174 and 178 in less than four sessions, respectively, in the second Test.
Russel Arnold, a former Sri Lankan cricketer said that:
“Whenever the opposition retreats or provides you with an opportunity to play, you are considered to be engaged in play. However, if the opponent pushes you back, you are not retaliating in any way “. Russel Arnold, a former Sri Lankan cricketer who is now a cricket analyst, spoke to cricket.com. “That’s what I see in Sri Lankan cricket, and that’s because of the way they play.”
There is a good chance that Lahiru Kumara, a fast bowler, will not be able to play in the Mohali Test. He hurt his hamstring on the first day and could only bat at number 11.