The first Test of Sri Lanka vs.
India will be held on 23 July, 2008 at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo in . One of the strongest team of the sub-continent Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, last visited India to play a three matches Test series when was hosted and won the series by 2-0. On the other hand India Sri Lanka has a good winning statistics in the last three Test series where South Africa, Bangladesh and were the opposition teams. It was 2005/06 season when they visited England and lost the series. The important thing is that the winning rate of the both teams, India is in the steps a head. India
Timetables and schedules of the three Test matches:
The first Test will be commenced on 23 July just after one day. According to the Local time it is half an hour first that IST. At 10:00AM of local time the first test venue will be full of thousand of cricket fans of both teams at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.
The second Test of the forthcoming series will be grounded on 31 Jul 2008 at Galle International Stadium, the popular play ground of
. Similarly, the match will be held on 10:00AM and according to GMT it will be 05:00AM. Sri Lanka
With the third and final Test match the Test series will come to end with the match of R Premadasa Stadium,
Winning statistics of the two teams:
This is the 10th stage, where
Sri Lanka and India is going to play their Test series and the 5th stage form 1982/83 season, when India is visiting . Sri Lanka India fist visited in 1985 and played three matches. Sri Lanka Sri Lanka secured the series victory of 1-0 and the time in 2001 got victory by 2-1 of three. On the other hands Sri Lanka also got two victories and one series came drawn. So it is clear that India a real lion in it home gourd. The important thing is that it is ST Jayasuriya who secured 340 run and achieved record and the total runs was 952. Most probably, it was the highest run in an innings. After 10 years Sri Lanka and ST Jayasuriya is coming to face each other. Sri Lanka
The forthcoming Test series named as Idea Cup cricket series. Idea is one the Cellular company of
, secured the title sponsorship. Aditya Birla Group, the owner of Idea Cellular, has got the sponsorship first time. That is why they are proud of. According to the Idea Cellular MD Sanjeev Aga, “Idea as a part of the Aditya Birla Group recognises that cricket is almost a religion in our country. This is the first time that Idea Cellular and Ten Sports are associating on a cricket based property and we believe that this will add tremendous brand value and saliency. We hope that Idea subscribers and Ten Sports viewers will have an entertaining experience watching the Idea Cup." India
Telecast Right holders Ten Sports and Zee Sports:
Dubai-based Taj Television that is also the 50% owners of Zee Group and also owners of popular satellite sport channel for the Asia Ten Sport, will show the three Test matches between
Sri Lanka and . Ten Sports will telecast the matches with English Commentary, and Tony Greig, Ian Bishop, Ranjith Fernando and Arun Lal declared in the commentary control panel. Beside the English commentary Zee Sports will telecast the test series live with Hindi commentary. India
Beside this electronic media, digital media-internet media also telecast the Idea Cup Test series live in various way, such as text commentary, ball by ball, full and short scoreboard with flash and texts. 3D animation and Video streaming has got popularity in the for the high speed internet service. IP TV or Internet live TV will show the matches live too.
So enjoy the series between
Sri Lanka and in your preferable media. India is full of aggressive movement so that they must have beaten the host team as revenge of Asia Cup. India