India have made one change to their squad for the second Test. Axar Patel, who was unavailable for the series opener due to a combination of shin injury and Covid-related sickness, is back in the squad.
He replaces fellow spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who was in the squad for the first Test but did not play, with team management opting for Jayant Yadav instead.
Yadav went wicketless in the first Test, meaning that Patel would be heads-on favourite to take his spot in the playing eleven, provided that India opt to go for a three-pronged spin attack again.
Sri Lanka have been dealt a massive blow ahead of the second Test with the news being that Pathum Nissanka has been ruled out due to a back injury.
Nissanka’s absence would be greatly felt by the Lankans as he was one of the few positives in the first Test defeat, having top scored with a 61 in the opening innings. Dinesh Chandimal is likely to take his spot.
Further bad news is that Dushmantha Chameera’s ankle injury has still not healed and he is also not in contention yet.
Lahiru Kumara is also still in the treatment room, meaning that there is a good chance of Chamika Karunaratne playing in this game.
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