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Eight Indian cricketers reach Kolkata for Sri Lanka series, Virat Kohli to arrive on Monday

Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan and six others reached Kolkata for the three-Test series against Sri Lanka. India skipper Virat Kohli will arrive in the West Bengal capital on Monday.

cricket Updated: Nov 12, 2017 19:53 IST
India skipper Virat Kohli will reach Kolkata on Monday for the first Test against Sri Lanka.
India skipper Virat Kohli will reach Kolkata on Monday for the first Test against Sri Lanka.(PTI)

Eight members of the Indian cricket team arrived here in batches today, while skipper Virat Kohli will be reaching tomorrow ahead of the first Test of three- match series against Sri Lanka.

Pace spearhead Umesh Yadav was the first to check in after landing in the afternoon from Mumbai, followed by opener Shikhar Dhawan, who is returning to the Test side, local manager told PTI.

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“India skipper Virat Kohli will arrive tomorrow morning, while six other team members including Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane are slated to arrive tonight. Coach Ravi Shastri will also arrive tonight,” he said.

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The first Test will commence from November 16 here.

Having blanked Sri Lanka 9-0 across all formats in their backyard earlier this year, India will take on the same opponents in a return series with three Tests and an equal number of ODIs and T20Is.