Squad for first Test: Michael Vandort, Malinda Warnapura, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene (capt), Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Silva, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Prasanna Jayawardene (wk), Chaminda Vaas, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Chamara Kapugedera
Rahul Dravid, the ex-captain of Indian Cricket team, thinks that India should take all the Sri Lankan players in great observation because not only Ajantha Mendis but also others blowers are not less aggressive for Indian batsmen.
Although there are some new face in the host Sri Lankan declared 14 members team but have a big confidence, similar for the bowlers. I have quoted the lines of positive side of them.
While batsmen Michael Vandort, Malinda Warnapura, Thilan Samaraweera and wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene have sealed their spots, there could be a tussle for the No.6 slot between Chamara Silva and Tillakaratne Dilshan. Silva was impressive in the tour game, compiling half-centuries in both innings. Chamara Kapugedera, another middle-order batsman, makes a comeback to the Test squad after an impressive last few months with the one-day team.