The 1st t20 match between India and Srilanka is scheduled to begin at 19:00 [GMT +5:30] at Guwahati.
Starting from 5th of January,Srilanka will tour India for 3T20I Series. This will be the first series for both home team India and Srilanka in 2020. So, both team will be looking to start the new year with positive win.
All eyes will be on Jasprit Bumrah as he returns for the home t20i series against Srilanka. Shekhar Dhawan is back to the squad but Rohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami has been rested, so it will be interesting to see, how the new opening pair act to the situation.
Sri lanka who had a good test match series against Pakistan last month will be aiming to start the series with a win here. Both the teams will be eyeing the coming t20 world cup in Australia and start to implement their tactics accordingly.
Sri lanka who had defeated or won a t20 Series against India was back in 2014, since then India is dominating the competition. The young Srilankan performed well in Pakistan but was exploited in Australian condition afterwards.
How to Watch India vs Srilanka T20 Series?
India vs Srilanka t20 match will be officially broadcasted by Star Sports network both in hindi and english commentary. Cricket fans can also enjoy the live action of the match in their mobile devices using hotstar app.
Time and Place Where, India and Srilanka will play 1st T20 Match ?
The exact time when India vs Srilanka 1st T20 match starts is 19:00 local time [GMT +5:30]. The first t20 match between India and Srilanka is going to be played at Guwahati.
Players to Watch
Virat Kohli, Rishab Pant, Jasprit Bumrah will be key players to watch for Indian team.
For Srilanka, captain Lasith Malinga will be key player to watch. He is very much well known to the Indian situation as he had been part of IPL for mumbai Indians for a decade now..
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Match: IND vs SL, 1st T20I, Sri Lanka tour of India, 2020
Date: Sunday, January 05, 2020
Time: 01:30 PM GMT
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Umpires: Chettithody Shamshuddin , Nitin Menon
Third Umpire: Anil Kumar Chaudhary
Match Referee: David Boon
Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur
Sri Lanka Squad:
Kusal Perera (wk), Lasith Malinga (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan
Stadium: Barsapara Cricket Stadium
Venue Scoring Pattern
Avg 1st inn score: 127
Avg 2nd inn score: 118
Highest Total: 160/4 (20 Ov) by ENGW vs INDW
Lowest Total: 118/10 (20 Ov) by IND vs AUS
Highest Chased: 122/2 (15.3 Ov) by AUS vs IND
Lowest Defended: 119/6 (20 Ov) by ENGW vs INDW