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5 Indian players who can trouble Sri Lanka in the test series

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14.19K   //    10 Nov 2017, 10:21 IST

Team India is scheduled to host Sri Lanka (SL) for a 3-match test series, which is going to begin from 16th of November at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. In their last test series, which SL played in the UAE, they defeated Pakistan 2-0, whereas the Indian team whitewashed SL in their last test series, played in the island nation.

Although the Sri Lankan team is visiting India on the back of a test series win, they will surely have to face quite a few difficulties against the hosts.

Let’s have a look at the 5 players who will pose a challenge for the visitors in the series.

#1 Virat Kohli


The “Run Machine” is in the prime form of his life. After playing some outstanding cricket in the limited over matches against New Zealand and Australia, he will look to continue his great form in the test series as well.

Kohli has played a total of 19 tests from January 2016 till date, in which he has scored 1664 runs at an average of 64, which includes 6 centuries and 5 half-centuries. Out of these six hundreds, he has scored one against SL at Galle this year in July. Kohli has also scored four double hundreds in this span, which reflects his ability to play long innings as well.

With the added responsibility of being the captain of the team, Kohli's batting has improved a lot in the recent past. Currently, he ranks number 6 in the ICC Test batsman rankings.

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