The Virat Kohli-led Team India are preparing to take on Sri Lanka in the first of 3 Tests tomorrow. The on-field precision from a ruthless home side has prevailed all through the home season of 2016/17. They have come really close to matching the success rate of the Australian side of 2005/06. Sri Lanka bore the brunt of a strong Indian attack that laid them bare in a 3-0 away series victory. Dinesh Chandimal’s Sri Lanka were humiliated in their own locales. This highlighted the huge gulf in quality between the top-ranked side and the one languishing at seventh.
Sri Lanka have had a very dismal 2017 season. Things turned for the better with a win over Pakistan on their home turf. They had batsmen to keep Yasir Shah at bay and fast bowlers to outperform Mohammad Amir & Co. It gave Sri Lanka a reason to keep their chins up before heading to India. They also had a reason to believe that things are starting to look up.
Can Sri Lanka get their mojo back or will India continue their dominance on the field.