Virat Kohli has played 99 Tests for India. This year, he will play his 100th Test in the Test series against Sri Lanka. Earlier, there were reports that his 100th Test would be played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, Kohli’s second home. But now, Cricbuzz claims it has been shifted to the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) ground in Mohali.
Let us tell you that Kohli has been playing for Bangalore’s IPL franchise RCB for 14 years. The fans were very excited for his 100th Test in such a situation. But now, his enthusiasm seems to be turning. According to Cricbuzz, unlike the earlier schedule, now this series of two Tests and three T20I matches will be played in reverse order.
Virat Kohli 100th Test Match In Mohali
This tour of Sri Lanka will start with the T20I match to be held in Lucknow on February 24. After this, the series’s second and third T20I matches will be played on 26 and 27 February at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium, Dharamsala. UPCA and HPCA have confirmed this to Cricbuzz. After Dharamsala, both the teams will reach Mohali for the first Test.
IND vs SL Schedule
This Test, held from March 3 to 7, will be Kohli’s 100th Test. The second series Test will be played in Bangalore from March 12 to 16. Talking about the initial schedule, this series started with the Bangalore Test. After which a Test and a T20I match were played in Mohali. And then the subsequent two T20I matches would have taken place in Dharamsala and Lucknow.
There were earlier reports that the Bangalore Test could be a day-night. But there is no confirmation about this yet. The management of the Indian team and the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) have not yet confirmed this.
Talking to Cricbuzz, a KSCA official said,
“We don’t know whether it will be a day-night Test or not. All we know so far is that it will be played from March 12 to 16”.
According to reports, the board has not made any formal communication so far. There is no update on the selection committee meeting for this series. But there are speculations that Rohit Sharma is sure to be chosen as the Test captain whenever the meeting is held.