COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal says he has a team good enough to beat India in the second test and level the three-match series despite a heavy defeat in the first game last week.
Chandimal, who was named test captain after the resignation of Angelo Mathews, missed the first match because of pneumonia. He says his team has trained hard and is in a good state of mind to take on the No. 1-ranked test team starting Thursday.
India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul will return for the second test after missing the first match because of flu. Abhinav Mukund is likely to make way for him.