Dinesh Chandimal's side fought hard during the Tests to restrict the final scoreline to 1-0. Ahead of Sri Lanka's arrival in India, very few experts and fans had given them a chance of being competitive against Virat Kohli's dominant side.
Former Sri Lankan middle-order batsman Russel Arnold endorsed India captain Virat Kohli's view on scheduling, saying that frequent matches between the teams can lead to "boredom".
India are ready to begin their three-Test series against the hosts come August 12 and Test skipper Virat Kohli is keen to put forward his new plans in action. Russel Arnold feels the young leader might hit the right note with his combination of six batsmen and five bowlers.