The second Test between India and Sri Lanka will begin on Saturday at Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy Stadium. India will be confident going into the contest in Bengaluru after thrashing the visitors by an innings and 222 runs in the first Test in Mohali.
India's Rohit Sharma dominated with bat and ball in the first Test last week, finishing it in just three days, and the skipper may be tempted to go with the same lineup. India, batting first, declared their innings at 574/8 thanks to Ravindra Jadeja's undefeated 175 runs. Jadeja shone with the ball as well, taking five wickets in the first innings and four wickets in the second to help India win.
The surface is basically barren with a scattering of dead grass two days before the game. As the pre-summer Bengaluru sun beats down on the pitch, spin is likely to become more of a role. Both sides can also expect to hear the Chinnaswamy roar once more this weekend, with the state association reopening the stadium to the maximum capacity in a major step toward normalcy.