Team India Skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday,  confirmed that opener KL Rahul is all ready to be part of the playing eleven in Colombo.Opener  missed the first Test due to viral fever and was hospitalized for a couple of days. 

Shikhar Dhawan, who had replaced him in the team had hit a swashbuckling match-winning 190 in the first innings. During the press conference, Kohli said that Rahul has been India's established opener and either Dhawan or Abhinav Mukund will have to make way for him. 

Captain Kohli said, "KL Rahul has been our established opener. I feel one of the openers (Dhawan or Mukund) will have to make way for him because what he (Rahul) has done in the past two years for us has been very solid. He deserves to come back and start fresh in Test cricket again."

Team India:

Shikhar Dhawan, Abhinav Mukund, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

Team Sri Lanka: 

Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Thirimanne.

 

 

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