Rediff – Opener Murali Vijay and pacer Ishant Sharma are set to make their comebacks in place of Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who both took a break for personal reasons.

Summary

  • Opener Murali Vijay and pacer Ishant Sharma are set to make their comebacks in place of Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who both took a break for personal reasons.
  • Photograph: PTIDenied by the weather in opening Test in Kolkata, a supremely confident India, who have been forced to make a couple of changes, would be keen to ensure that their dominance of Sri Lanka continues unchallenged in the second match starting in Nagpur, on Friday.
  • India’s most technically equipped opener Murali Vijay will be making a comeback into the playing eleven with Shikhar Dhawan taking a break for personal reasons.
  • Vijay’s compact technique was missing on a difficult wicket on the first two days at Eden Gardens as both Dhawan and KL Rahul fell cheaply after India were put into bat.
  • Teams:India: Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul,  Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (w/k), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh, Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rohit Sharma.


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