Sri Lanka, despite being thumped by India at Galle by 304 runs, should go into the Colombo Test with confidence. Their captain Dinesh Chandimal has returned to the squad after recovering from a bout of pneumonia.
However, Rangana Herath's availability for the second Test is still uncertain. Veteran left-arm spinner Herath, who was the stand-in skipper for the first Test, is still recuperating from a finger injury. Herath suffered the injury on the third afternoon of the Test, making him unavailable to bat during the home team's second innings.
The hosts are closely monitoring the 39-year old before taking a final decision about his selection. Lahiru Thirimanne has been recalled to the squad as a replacement for the injured Asela Gunaratne while Suranga Lakmal has been ruled out owing to back spasms.
India, on the other hand, have a selection headache, but one that they shouldn't complain much about. KL Rahul has regained fitness after missing the first Test due to illness and the visitors captain Virat Kohli will have to drop either of Shikhar Dhawan or Abhinav Mukund for the upcoming match. Both of them made the most of their opportunities in the first Test; Dhawan slammed 190, while Mukund fell 19 short of a century.
The second Test starts on 3 August. India lead the three-match Test match series 1-0.
Here's all you need to know about catching the second Test's action live:
When and where will the first Test between India and Sri Lanka be played?
India will play Sri Lanka in Colombo from 3 August to 7 August.
How do I watch the India vs Sri Lanka clash live?
The match 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 match 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 second Test match between India and Sri Lanka for live scores and regular updates.
Published Date: Aug 02, 2017 16:00 PM | Updated Date: Aug 02, 2017 16:00 PM