Sri Lanka are all set to host their neighbours India for the One Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I) series.
The white-ball fixtures will begin with the three-match ODI leg, starting Sunday (July 18), followed by as many T20I games, commencing Thursday (July 29). Amid the COVID-19 situation, all six matches will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
In 2021 so far, the home team has only won one T20I match (against West Indies). In the recently concluded three-match battle against England, the Islanders were beaten badly by 3-0.
On the other hand, Team India has played only one T20I series this year – versus England at home in March. The ‘Men in Blue’ recorded victory in the five-match leg by winning three games.
However, this time, India has travelled to Sri Lanka with lots of youngsters, and inexperienced lads as most of the senior players are currently in England for the upcoming five-match Test series, starting in the first week of August.
In the upcoming series, Shikhar Dhawan would lead the Indian team, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be his deputy. On the hand, Sri Lanka have named Dasun Shanaka as captain in place of injured Kusal Perera.
Sri Lanka vs India full schedule:
- First ODI: July 18, at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo (2:30 PM IST)
- Second ODI: July 20, at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo (2:30 PM IST)
- Third ODI: July 23, at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo (2:30 PM IST)
- First T20I: July 25, at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo (7 PM IST)
- Second T20I: July 27, at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo (7 PM IST)
- Third T20I: July 29, at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo (7 PM IST)
Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya De Silva, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Udara, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Binura Fernando (only for T20I series), Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Shiran Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ishan Jayaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Asitha Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana..
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Deepak Chahar, Chetan Sakariya, Navdeep Saini.
Broadcast and Live streaming details:
- India: Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV app
- Sri Lanka: Channel Eye
- South Africa: SuperSport
- USA: ESPN, Willow TV