The second Test between India and Sri Lanka will start on March 12 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. It is the third day-night Test in India and will be played with the pink ball. The team led by Rohit Sharma is leading 1-0 in a two-match red-ball series. According to former India player, the management might look to make one change to the playing XI.

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel has joined the squad after recovering from his injury. Kuldeep Yadav, who was added to the squad to fill Axar’s place has been released. Given the way Axar has performed in his career so far, Jaffer reckons he will return to the side.

The left-arm bowler has taken 36 wickets in five Tests with five five-wicket hauls. However, Jaffer said that India could be tempted to play Mohammed Siraj, considering it is a day-night Test.

“I think Axar Patel will make it to the playing XI, but the management.might want to look at Mohammed Siraj. However, it is most likely be Axar,” he added.

Jaffer is of the opinion that Sri Lanka missed out on the second spinner in the first Test and they should rectify that mistake in the final Test. He also reckoned that the visitors will need a big score to put India under any pressure.

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