India will play Sri Lanka in three ODIs and three T20s later this year, with this being the last test that India will face before they leave for the much anticipated tour of South Africa.
Team India have been irresistible this home season as they have beaten everyone that has come to their shores.
With key players looking in good touch and bowling outfit in particular being as strong as it has ever been, Virat Kohli must be quietly confident of his chances in the South Africa next year.
But before South Africa, India have the small task of beating Sri Lanka in the limited overs series in December. News has now come through that the BCCI have decided to make a change in the schedule for the opening two ODIs.
The first two ODIs will take place in Dharamsala and Mohali respectively. Owing to the extreme cold that is likely to be present at this time of the year, both matches will start a couple of hours early in order to prevent the players from feeling too chilly.
This is a considerate move by the BCCI which will be greatly appreciated by both sets of players. The first two ODIs will start at 11.30 AM and the third ODI will get underway at 1.30 PM. All the three T20Is will start at 7.00 PM.
With some senior pros expected to be rested ahead of the South African challenge, we should expect a less experienced side to come up against the Sri Lankans in a few weeks from now.