The second test match between India and Sri Lanka will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur on November 24, 2017. Even though the world's No 1 Test team was put under pressure in the initial two days of the previous game, Virat Kohli and his boys bounced back in the final three days, finally ending the game in a draw.

Live updates:

SL score - 33/1 after 17 overs.

Sri Lanka won the toss and bat first. Sri Lankan line-up is unchanged.

India made three changes to their XI

Where to watch?

The match begins at 09.00 AM IST, and the play will close at 05.00 PM after nearly 90 overs of gameplay.

In India, this match can be watched live on Star Sports 1 with English commentary. For Hindi commentary, audiences can tune in to Star Sports 3. For the live streaming, audiences can visit Hotstar.

Internet users can visit ESPN Cricinfo or Cricbuzz to access the live scores.

Exclusive team news

Shikhar Dhawan will not be playing this game, and in his absence, Murali Vijay will open the innings with K L Rahul. K L Rahul is in his peak of form, and he has hit nine half-centuries in the last eleven innings he played.

The young man will be eyeing to convert his string of fifties into a century in the Nagpur test.

For India, Cheteshwar Pujara will bat at number 3, followed by Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, and Ravichandran Ashwin in the 4th, 5th and 6th positions respectively.

Young Tamil Nadu allrounder Vijay Shankar is expected to make his debut in Nagpur.

Shankar is already a proven seamer in domestic circuits, and his batting skills will also prove handy for Kohli in this game. Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, and Mohammed Shami will lead the Indian bowling attack.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka is expected to stick on to the same playing eleven that played the first test match at Eden Gardens.

Suranga Lakmal, the pacer who shocked the strong Indian batting side in the first game will be the trump card of the Islanders in this match too. In the bowling department, Lakmal will be given support by Lahiru Gamage, Dasun Shanaka, and Dilruwan Perera.

Pitch and weather conditions

Unlike the traditional pitches in the Indian sub-continent, the surface in Nagpur will not be batting friendly. There is a small layer of grass on the pitch's surface, and it will provide some initial swing and bounce for the fast bowlers. According to experts, cracks may develop on the surface in the last two days of the game, and it will favor the spinners to get some good turn.

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