Chandimal to return for second Test against India

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Chandimal to return for second Test against India

For me, it's far too early to compare Virat Kohli with Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the terms of captaincy.

After an eventful exit and re-entry into the Indian dressing room, the 55-year-old remains as bullish as he ever was about his side. In the last match, both the openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Abhinav Mukund batted well, but, in the next match, Virat Kohli has revealed that KL Rahul, who didn't play the first Test due to illness, will definitely comeback into the playing XI. "Virat has the calibre to do so".

The one thing that separates Ravi Shastri from other coaches is his knack of spouting encouraging cliches in favour of his players even if they have had a bad day in the field.

But Shastri also showed his admiration for Dhoni, who quit Test cricket in 2014. "Plus he has guided India to the final of a T20 World Cup as well as to the semifinals of the 50 overs tournament", pointed out Shastri.

"Who is saying it will be 0-3?" he asked.

The responsibility will be with the batsmen to put up a big score one more time, if India end up batting first. This also made Pujara the top scorer of the series, and in the process consolidating his place in the Indian batting line up. The win not only helped them upturn the humiliation they faced two years back on the same ground, but also hoisted Indian dominance in the longer format of the game since Boxing Day Test of 2014, against Australia.

But then what do the stats say? Is long-term form more relevant or is it a shootout based on the last game?

India will then welcome New Zealand for three ODIs and three T20 matches, followed by Sri Lanka for a return series with three Tests, three ODIs and three T20s.

After the move to roll out a featherbed backfired at Galle, Sri Lanka want to pit their spin might against R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja by preparing a dry surface.

In comparison Dhoni has led India in 60 Tests with 27 wins under his belt - a 46.16 per cent win record. The SSC is now tied for the top spot along with the National Stadium in Karachi for most Tests played at a single venue in Asia, although it must be kept in mind that Pakistan has not hosted a Test match since 2009.

"The last time around as well, we thought it was a great wicket for Test cricket", said Kohli of the tour in August 2015, when Cheteshwar Pujara's unbeaten 145 in the first innings set up the series-deciding victory.

Dhawan came in as a replacement for an injured Vijay whereas Mukund while Rahul had to sit out the first Test with viral fever.

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