The 1st test match ended with a draw, the action now shifts to central India. The number 1 team in the world were put under pressure at different times of the first Test match, but they managed to gain the ascendancy as the match scuttled along on the fifth day while Sri Lanka somehow managed to stay afloat by the skin of their teeth to salvage a draw. The match is scheduled to be played from November 24 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar have withdrawn themselves from the test squad citing personal reasons. While Kumar is set to miss the remainder of the series, Dhawan will return for the third test. The selectors have brought in allrounder Vijay Shankar as replacement for Bhuvneshwar Kumar.