Colombo: After a gruelling tour of South Africa, a new-look team India led by Rohit Sharma is ready to face familiar opponents in Sri Lanka in the opening Twenty20 International of the tri-nation Nidahas Trophy on Tuesday.
Bangladesh will be the other team in the fray in the tri-series which is being played to commemorate the 70th Independence Day of the Island nation.
Understandably the Board of Control in Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to rest some of the senior players including captain Virat Kohli and senior pro Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In the bowling department Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and all-rounder Hardik Pandya have been rested as well.
The tri-nation competition offers opportunity to young players like Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda and Mohammad Siraj, who were included in the squad.
When and where will the 1st T20I between India vs Sri Lanka be played?
The 1st T20I between India and Sri Lanka will be played at R Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Tuesday, 6 March, 2018.
Where do I watch the T20I between India and Sri Lanka?
The India vs Sri Lanka T20I will be broadcast on DSport. You can also catch the live coverage on Rishtey Cineplex and Rishtey Cineplex HD for Hindi commentary.
What time will live coverage of the T20I between India and Sri Lanka start?
The live coverage of the tournament will start from 6.00 pm, with the toss at 6.30 pm and match to begin at 7:00 pm IST.
Where can I follow the tournament online?
The matches will be streamed online on Jio TV.
What are the Indian and Sri Lanka squads:
India squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj and Rishabh Pant.
Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Suranga Lakmal (vice-captain), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Janith Perera, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Dhananjaya De Silva.
With inputs from IANS