India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: When and where to watch, coverage on TV and live streaming

FP Sports, Jul, 25 2017

India face Sri Lanka in the first match of three match Test series in Galle with Virat Kohli and Co looking to improve their recent Test form which has seen them lose only one out of 23 Tests since their last defeat.

And that defeat came against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium in 2015 where they have managed just a single win, way back in 2008 and thereafter losing three on the trot.

File photo of Indian Team. AP

File photo of Indian Team. AP

In 2015, India succumbed to a 63-run loss on the penultimate day, thanks to a magical seven-wicket haul by veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, who will be leading the side in the first Test in the absence of newly-appointed skipper Dinesh Chandimal, who is down with pneumonia.

But India bounced back well to win the next two matches and claim the series 2-1.

The only factor common between the series then and now is the presence of former India all-rounder Ravi Shastri. He was Team Director but now is the newly-appointed coach with his own set of support staff, that includes Bharat Arun, who also returns as the bowling coach.

Heading into the game, India's only headache is the loss of opener Lokesh Rahul, who was down with viral fever and ruled out of the first Test.

Here's all you need to know about catching Wednesday's action live:

When and where will the first Test between India and Sri Lanka be played?

India will play Sri Lanka in Galle on 26 July.

How do I watch the India vs Sri Lanka clash live?

The matches will be broadcast live on television on Sony Six, Sony Six HD and Ten 3.

When will live coverage of the match start?

The live broadcast of the first day will start at 10 am IST.

Where can I follow the match online?

The match will be streamed online on www.sonyliv.com

You can also catch Firstpost's live blog of the first Test match between India and Sri Lanka to catch the live score and all updates.

With inputs from IANS.

Published Date: Jul 25, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 25, 2017



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