The first Test will take place in Galle starting from August 12.

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra has been recalled to the Indian Test team, joining a formidable slow-ball attack.

Injury to fellow leg-spinner Karan Sharma and the spin-conducive nature of the pitches in Sri Lanka combined to facilitate Mishra’s recall to the side.

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh retained his place in the slow-ball attack which also includes the cricketer who has replaced him as India’s number one spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin.

Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, also in Colombo, hosts the final Test from August 28.

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