Sri Lanka tour of India to start on a reversal

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As per the latest reports, the Sri Lanka tour of India will now start off with the T20I series as the visitors will arrive just after their completion of a tour in Australia.

BCCI has agreed to the Sri Lanka Cricket’s request to hold the T20I series first.

The first two T20I would be played at Dharamsala while the last one would be played at Mohali.

The two Tests will be played at Mohali and Bengaluru. The second Test would be a day-night Test match.

The dates are however seeing a continual shift as both the boards are deciding on a proper schedule to hold the series.

This reversal of plan means that Virat Kohli would have to wait just a little bit longer in order to play his 100th Test match. He finished the South Africa tour with just 99 Tests in his kitty.

He did not participate in the Johannesburg Test owing to back spasms.

Because of the weather conditions in Mohali, the BCCI has decided to keep the second Test at Bengaluru.

The M.Chinnaswamy Stadium has recently undergone a renovation in which they have upgraded their floodlights. This will allow better visibility during the second Test.

BCCI previously was never in favour to hold pink-ball Tests for India but in 2019, they finally decided to do so when Bangladesh toured India.

The second day-night Test match was against England last year in Ahmedabad. India have won both of their pink-ball Tests in just a matter of three days.

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