India will take on Sri Lanka in a two-match test series starting on March 4. The two matches will be played at Mohali and Bengaluru respectively. The match at Mohali will be a historic event while the second match at Bengaluru will be a memorable Day Night, Pink ball test match. India will be playing the series with their full-strength squad including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, etc. The Strongest Possible Playing XI of Team India in India vs Srilanka Test Series is here.
Strongest Possible Playing XI of Team India
1 Rohit Sharma
The skipper Rohit Sharma is currently one of the best openers in the world and is a certainty in the 11. The 34-year-old has been India’s best batsman in the World Test Championship circle.
- Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal, the right-hand opener will be featuring as India’s second opener in the absence of KL Rahul, who was ruled out due to injury.
- Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill is considered to be India’s future and impressed everyone while opening the Innings. It is indicated that the management is looking him at No. 3.
- Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is the best Indian batsman in this test 11 having scored around 8000 runs in the test cricket including 27 centuries.
- Rishabh Pant
The young wicket-keeper has scored a century in India’s last test match in South Africa. Pant is India’s future and is a certainty in the 11.
- Hanuma Vihari
Hanuma Vihari is known for his fighting knock which helped India save the Sydney test and has performed consistently whenever got the opportunity.
Vihari will be making his comeback in the team after the Sydney Test.
Ravindra Jadeja, the left-arm all-rounder is also set to make his comeback in test cricket after a long gap due to injury.
The all-rounder provides all 3 dimensions and is extremely crucial for the team balance.
- Ravi Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin is a certainty in the team whenever playing home matches. The off-spinner was out of action due to injury but is set to start in the Mohali Test.
- Jayant Yadav
Jayant Yadav, the off-spin all-rounder has not cemented his place in the 11. However, He is likely to start in the team as Axar Patel is missing out due to injury.
- Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami, the premier Indian pacer was rested in the West Indies and Sri Lanka series but is all fit and ready for the Mohali Test.
- Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah, the vice-captain of this Indian team will be raring to play after being given rest in the third T20I against Sri Lanka.