India will take on Sri Lanka in the first match of the the three-match Test series at the Galle International Stadium, Galle.
All eyes will be on Muttaiah Muralitharan who is appearing in his last Test match. Murali is the highest wicket taker in Test cricket and is just needs eight wickets more to complete 800 Test wickets.
Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth are out due to injuries. In their absence, Ishant Sharma will lead the pace attack with either Munaf Patel or Abhimanyu Mithun.
India defeated Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cup 2010 which was recently held in Sri Lanka.
India team that plays in ODIs and Tests is very much different. It will be interesting to see if India will be able to win the Test Series.
The second test begins from July 26, 2010, it will be played at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo. The third and the last match will be played from August 03, 2010 at the P Sara Oval, Colombo.
India vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka (From): Tharanga Paranavitana, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara(c), Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene(w), Rangana Herath, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chanaka Welegedara, Lasith Malinga, Suraj Randiv, Thilina Kandamby, Dilhara Fernando, Dammika Prasad, Lahiru Thirimanne.
India (From): Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w/c), Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel, Ishant Sharma, Abhimanyu Mithun, Amit Mishra, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha, Murali Vijay.