Sri Lanka team arrived for their six-week tour of India on Wednesday morning, which starts here with the first of the three-Test series, beginning on November 16. Though, Sri Lanka newly appointed batting Coach Thilan Samaraweera and young batsman Dhananjaya De Silva are expected to join the team by tomorrow.
“Dhananjaya was captaining the Sri Lanka A team in West Indies. He has flown back at midnight and most probably will join the team by tomorrow” A SLC Official told Cricket Age.
Thilan Samaraweera couldn’t get visa on time and like Dhananjaya, he will also join the team tomorrow.
Sri Lanka will play three Tests, three ODIs and three T20 Internationals against Virat Kohli’s India. The 15-member squad will hit the nets from tomorrow ahead of their two-day practice game against Board President’s XI, starting November 11.
“They will take rest today and hit the nets tomorrow afternoon,” source added.
The last time Sri Lanka played Test matches in India was seven years back in 2009, a three-match series that they lost 0-2.
During Sri Lanka’s home series against India, the hosts lost all nine games – three Tests, five one-day internationals and a lone Twenty20 – between July and September.