India will bowl first in the first Test against Sri Lanka after the hosts won the toss and decided to bat. Kumar Sangakkara returned to their squad while Upul Tharanga misses out. For India, Virat Kohli stuck to his six batsmen-five bowler s strategy and included all three spinners — R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra — in the playing XI. The only thing that might hurt the chances of these players is the weather at Galle, which is according to the weather reports does not look promising. Catch all the live cricket scores and live cricket updates from the India vs Sri Lanka first Test here.
Sri Lanka Squad: AD Mathews (c), HDRL Thirimanne, PVD Chameera, LD Chandimal (wk), N Pradeep, MVT Fernando, HMRKB Herath, FDM Karunaratne, PHT Kaushal, J Mubarak, MDK Perera, MDKJ Perera, KTGD Prasad, KC Sangakkara, JK Silva†, WU Tharanga
India Squad: V Kohli (c), VR Aaron, R Ashwin, S Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, B Kumar, A Mishra, CA Pujara, AM Rahane, KL Rahul, WP Saha (wk), I Sharma, RG Sharma, M Vijay, UT Yadav.
India vs Sri Lanka First Test Live Cricket Scores Updates:
10:15 – Good first over from Aaron. Tight lines and pace touching 87 miles per hour. Karunaratne gets going with a couple of braces. Sri Lanka 5/0.
10:10 – Decent first over from Ishant. Good bounce, pace slightly above 85 miles per hour.
10:05 – Slight hold-up in play. Virat Kohli has a wry smile on his face as he chats with the two umpires.
10:00 – All set for the start in Galle. Kaushal Silva, who stroked a confident 83 in the warm-up game against India, has come out with Dimuth Karunaratne.
09:45 – The weather is sunny at the moment in Galle. There was lot of rain heading into the Test match and both teams will be hoping that the rain stays away.
09:30 – Sri Lanka have won the toss and chosen to bat.