Sri Lanka’s Seven week tour of India has witnessed hurdles even before the first practice match, as Two batsmen of the 15-men squad : Dhananjaya De Silva and Roshen Silva are yet to reach India, Cricket Age learns.
“Dhananjaya and Roshen Silva will leave to India tomorrow, as they are late due to Visa issue” A Team Official told Cricket Age.
Surprisingly, Sri Lanka will play a two-day practice game against Board President’s XI, starting November 11. So, even if both the batsmen would be included in the playing XI, they will get very little time to adjust themselves, as this the winter time in India.
After playing the first Test in Kolkata from November 16-20, the teams move to Nagpur for the second, which starts on November 24. The final Test will be played in Delhi between December 2-6.
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. This time around, Sri Lanka to play 3 tests, 3 ODI’s and 3 T20s.