The series will start with the longer format of the game starting from 16th November at Kolkata. Sri Lanka have already announced their Test squad and India have now announced their squad for the first two tests on Thursday.
Even though all-rounder Hardik Pandya was initially named in India’s 16-man squad for the first two Tests, the selection committee, after consulting the team management, opted to rest him considering his recent workload.
India squad for first two Tests: Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, M Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.
Sri Lanka squad: LD Chandimal (c), DM de Silva, N Dickwella (wk), M Fernando, P Gamage, R Herath, F Karunaratne, S Lakmal, A Mathwes, Dilruwan Perera, S Samarawickmara, L Sandakan, M Shanaka, R Silva, L Thirimanne.