Rediff – Sri Lanka look incapable of stopping India from winning a ninth to tie England and Australia for the record for most consecutive Test series wins

IMAGE: Sri Lankan cricketers play football during a practice session at Salt Lake in Kolkata.

Summary

  • Sri Lanka look incapable of stopping India from winning a ninth to tie England and Australia for the record for most consecutive Test series winsIMAGE: Sri Lankan cricketers play football during a practice session at Salt Lake in Kolkata.
  • Photograph: PTISri Lanka have never won a Test in India and with Virat Kohli’s men on a run of near-flawless home form the visitors are unlikely to break their duck in a three-match series starting in Kolkata on Thursday.
  • Under Kohli, the world’s top-ranked Test side have won eight consecutive series dating back to 2015, and Sri Lanka look incapable of stopping them from winning a ninth to tie England and Australia for the record for most consecutive test series wins.
  • After being hammered at home by India, Sri Lanka then won a two-Test series against Pakistan 2-0 in the United Arab Emirates but subsequently lost all eight limited-overs matches against the same opponents.
  • Many have touted the series against Sri Lanka as a chance to prepare for a tough tour to South Africa at the end of the year but India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha said the hosts were focused on only one team.


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