Top 5 battles on India’s tour of Sri Lanka 2015

Top 5 battles on India’s tour of Sri Lanka 2015

Top 5 battles on India’s tour of Sri Lanka 2015: The Virat Kohli led Indian Test side is all set to take on the Sri Lankan’s in their den from 12th August. The Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara will retire from International cricket after the 2nd Test match at P Sara Oval. The Sri Lankan team is seemingly ready to give the Indian side the fight to the hilt in a bid to give a winning farewell to Sangakkara. If we talk about the Indian Camp and Kohli in particular, it is going to be all about how he fares up in his first big challenge as Test skipper. India is yet to register a Test series win over the Lankan lions in the last 22 years.

Here are the Top 5 battles on India’s tour of Sri Lanka 2015:

1. Kumar Sangakkara v R Ashwin:

Kumar Sangakkara v R Ashwin
Kumar Sangakkara v R Ashwin, Sri Lanka v India 2015. (© Getty Images)

Kumar Sangakkara would not leave a stone unturned when he faces the Indian team which is looking to set is feet in Tests after the Dhoni regime. In the last 2 years, Sanga has amassed 1,748 Test at an average of 61 with 5 centuries to his credit. R Ashwin who is the fastest Indian to take 100 Test wickets which he took in 18 matches is the biggest threat for the Lankan’s. Since he has stuck back to his traditional off-spin deliveries rather the experimental variations, he has improved in leaps and bounds.

It will be a classical clash of titans when the two mainstays of their respective teams Sanga and Ashwin take on each other.