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Eight Indian team members check in, Kohli to arrive tomorrow

Having blanked Sri Lanka 9-0 across all formats in their backyard earlier this year, India will take on the same opponents in a return series.

Published: 12th November 2017 07:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th November 2017 07:38 PM   |  A+A-

Srilankan cricketers during a warm up match between Srilanka and Board President XI at Jadavpur University campus.|PTI

Srilankan cricketers during a warm up match between Srilanka and Board President XI at Jadavpur University campus.|PTI

By PTI

KOLKATA: Eight members of the Indian cricket team arrived here in batches today, while skipper Virat Kohli will be reaching tomorrow ahead of the first Test of three- match series against Sri Lanka.

Pace spearhead Umesh Yadav was the first to check in after landing in the afternoon from Mumbai, followed by opener Shikhar Dhawan, who is returning to the Test side, local manager told PTI.

"India skipper Virat Kohli will arrive tomorrow morning, while six other team members including Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane are slated to arrive tonight.

Coach Ravi Shastri will also arrive tonight," he said.

The first Test will commence from November 16 here.

Having blanked Sri Lanka 9-0 across all formats in their backyard earlier this year, India will take on the same opponents in a return series with three Tests and an equal number of ODIs and T20Is.

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