India, Sri Lanka toil hard at nets ahead of 2nd Test at Colombo

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India coach Ravi Shastri gives instructions to KL Rahul during a practice session at the Sinhalease Sports Club Ground in Colombo. (AFP)

India coach Ravi Shastri gives instructions to KL Rahul during a practice session at the Sinhalease Sports Club Ground in Colombo. (AFP)

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India go into the second Test knowing a victory will seal the series, as they already have a 1-0 lead. (Reuters)

India go into the second Test knowing a victory will seal the series, as they already have a 1-0 lead. (Reuters)

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Sri Lanka desperately need a positive result this time around, having gotten thrashed in the first Test at Galle. (AP)

Sri Lanka desperately need a positive result this time around, having gotten thrashed in the first Test at Galle. (AP)

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Abhinav Mukund will likely make way for KL Rahul, as skipper Virat Kohli has confirmed that Rahul will play. (reuters)

Abhinav Mukund will likely make way for KL Rahul, as skipper Virat Kohli has confirmed that Rahul will play. (reuters)

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KL Rahul recovered from a virus and recently started training with the team. (reuters)

KL Rahul recovered from a virus and recently started training with the team. (reuters)

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Cheteshwar Pujara played an important knock in the last game. (REUTERS)

Cheteshwar Pujara played an important knock in the last game. (REUTERS)

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Pujara will be looking to carry on his good form in the next game as well, as he is an integral part of India’s middle order in Tests. (AFP)

Pujara will be looking to carry on his good form in the next game as well, as he is an integral part of India’s middle order in Tests. (AFP)

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Virat Kohli also played a valuable knock in the previous game and will look to continue leading from the front. (AP)

Virat Kohli also played a valuable knock in the previous game and will look to continue leading from the front. (AP)

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For Sri Lanka, skipper Dinesh Chandimal returns to the side and his batting will be key to a side which underperformed severely in the last game. (AFP)

For Sri Lanka, skipper Dinesh Chandimal returns to the side and his batting will be key to a side which underperformed severely in the last game. (AFP)

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Angelo Mathews will also be key to the batting; the former skipper was one of few who troubled India in the last game. (REUTERS)

Angelo Mathews will also be key to the batting; the former skipper was one of few who troubled India in the last game. (REUTERS)

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Rangana Herath, who will be available despite a finger injury, will need to do more to trouble the Indians with his spin. (AFP)

Rangana Herath, who will be available despite a finger injury, will need to do more to trouble the Indians with his spin. (AFP)

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