Ind vs SL: The first Test match between India and Sri Lanka will take place behind closed doors at the Punjab Cricket Association Cricket Stadium in Mohali. The match, which is set to begin on March 4, will mark Virat Kohli’s 100th appearance in the longest format of the game. Find more Live Cricket Betting Odds for the 2022 Season.

There has been much anticipation and buzz around where Virat Kohli will play his 100th Test match. Initially, Kohli was supposed to play his milestone Test match at his IPL home ground, M Chinnaswamy. However, BCCI later moved the venue of the 1st Test to Mohali.

Although there were spectators for the T20I series between India and the West Indies, there were none for the ODI leg against the tourists. Furthermore, there were no spectators at the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka in Lucknow. The second and the final T20I in Dharamshala is expected to have a 50% turnout.

Senior PCA Treasurer RP Singla stated that because the threat of COVID-19 remains, the PCA has decided to follow all safety protocols and prohibit spectators.

“Yes, apart from the people, who are on duty for the Test match, we are not allowing any general spectators, as per the directive of BCCI. Still, there are fresh COVID-19 cases emerging in and around Mohali, so it’s better we take all safety protocols,”

RP Singla told PTI

Ind vs SL: Rohit has taken over the reigns from Kohli

Ind vs SL: Virat Kohli's 100th Test To Be Played Behind Closed Doors
Ind vs SL: Virat Kohli’s 100th Test To Be Played Behind Closed Doors

Notably, Kohli will play his 100th Test match under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, who is leading India in Test cricket for the first time. The first match of the two-match Test series will be played in Mohali against Sri Lanka, with the second match taking place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Kohli shocked the cricketing fraternity after he stepped down as Test captain of Team India following their 1-2 series to South Africa last month. Kohli had stepped down as Test captain after becoming India’s most successful captain in the game’s longest and oldest format. Are you looking for more Cricket Prediction for the 2022 Season? Find more here.

As captain, Kohli led the Indian team to 40 victories in 68 Tests. Kohli has the fourth-highest winning percentage in cricket, trailing only Steve Waugh, Don Bradman, and Ricky Ponting. Kohli led the team to the final of the ICC World Test Championship in 2021. His most notable accomplishment as captain was leading India to its first-ever Test series victory in Australia.

Ind vs SL: Will Kohli finally end century drought in his milestone Test?

Ind vs SL: Virat Kohli's 100th Test To Be Played Behind Closed Doors
Ind vs SL: Virat Kohli’s 100th Test To Be Played Behind Closed Doors

Meanwhile, the Delhi born-cricketer will remain to be a vital cog in the batting unit. Although his form has dipped in the last couple of years, his numbers are salivating and intimidating. Kohli has 7962 runs in 99 Tests at an average of 50.39 and 27 centuries to his credit.

In fact, Kohli is going through a century of drought. His last international century came in November 2019. As a result, his fans and well-wishers would like to see him break the shackle in his 100th Test.

Meanwhile, Rohit has had a dream start to his captaincy journey. Under his leadership, India whitewashed New Zealand in the T20Is last year and West Indies in the T20Is and ODIs. India trounced Sri Lanka by 62 runs in the 1st T20I. The hosts are heavy favorites to win the series in the second T20I on Saturday in Dharamshala. Get the latest and legit Online Betting Apps for IOS and Android here.

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