India won the toss and elected to bat in the second test match — a day-night affair — against Sri Lanka beginning Saturday.
India has a 1-0 lead in the two-match series after winning in Mohali by an innings and 222 runs.
India made one change to its playing side — fit-again left-arm spinner Axar Patel comes in and replaces off-spinner Jayant Yadav. Patel took 11 wickets against England in India’s last day-night test.
Sri Lanka made two changes with pace bowler Lahiru Kumara and batsman Pathum Nissanka out injured. Praveen Jayawickrama and Kusal Mendis come in as their replacements.
The pitch at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is a dry one and it is expected to test the batsmen across five days.
A capacity crowd of 40,000 s expected for the weekend. Local authorities have allowed 100% capacity at an international cricket game in India for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit more than two years ago.