- (Reuters) – Indian captain Virat Kohli wants his team to focus on the task at hand rather than get carried away by the prospect of completing a whitewash over Sri Lanka ahead of the final test at Pallekele on Saturday.
- Cricket – Sri Lanka v India – Pre match press conference – Pallekele, Sri Lanka – August 11, 2017 – India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli arrives.Dinuka LiyanawatteKohli indicated that India would not make wholesale changes to the side, but said Kuldeep Yadav could replace suspended all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
- Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal said his side would try their best to get a consolation victory, but added that injuries had left them with a daunting challenge against the in-form tourists.
- The hosts have rested spinner Rangana Herath after he complained of back stiffness, while all-rounder Asela Gunaratne and paceman Nuwan Pradeep were ruled out of the series with injuries during the first and second tests, respectively.
- “Gunaratne in the first Test, and then Pradeep, and now Herath.