Monday, November 9, 2009

Indian squad for Lanka Test series to be picked tmrw

Mumbai, Nov 9 (PTI) The national selection panel will meet here tomorrow to pick the Indian cricket squad for the home Test series against Sri Lanka, starting in Ahmedabad on November 16.

The squad will be announced after a selection panel meeting tomorrow afternoon to be chaired by its chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth.

A 16-member Sri Lankan team led by Kumar Sangakkara arrived in Mumbai yesterday to play the three-match Test series.

The first Test will be played in Ahmedabad from November 16-20. Kanpur (November 24-28) and Mumbai (December 2-6) will host the second and third Tests respectively.

After the Test series, Sri Lanka will play two Twenty20 Internationals -- in Nagpur (December 9) and Mohali (December 12) -- and five one-dayers at Rajkot (Dec 15), Visakhapatnam (Dec 18), Cuttack (Dec 21), Kolkata (Dec 24) and Delhi (Dec 27). All the ODIs, barring the first, will be day-night encounters.

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