INDIA DEFEAT SRI LANKA BY 93 RUNS TO WIN 1st T20IIndia will aim to continue their supremacy over Sri Lanka when they face off in the opening match of the three-match T20 International series at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Wednesday. Fresh from a 2-1 win in the ODI series, a new-look India will once again be led by Rohit Sharma, even as regular skipper Virat Kohli and some other regulars have been rested for the challenging South Africa tour later this month.
The hosts enjoy a 7-4 record against the Islanders in the shortest format but do not have happy memories of the solitary T20I at the venue. The men-in-blue had folded up for 92 in their six-wicket loss to South Africa in 2015 as crowd trouble brought infamy to the venue. Going into Wednesday's tie, Rohit will have a new opening partner in Lokesh Rahul with Shikhar Dhawan being rested for the rubber.
Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will need to guide the inexperienced middle order comprising rookies Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda and Manish Pandey while Dinesh Karthik and all-rounder Hardik Pandya can provide stability to the lower order. The bowling department will be spearheaded by death over specialist Jasprit Bumrah, who will have Saurashtra left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat, Hyderabad's Mohammad Siraj and two first-timers in Washington Sundar and Basil Thampi for the company.
When is India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I of the three-match series?
The first T20I of the three-match series between India and Sri Lanka will be played on December 20, Wednesday.
Where will India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I will be played?
The first game of the three-match Twenty20 series will be played at the Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.
What time does India vs Sri Lanka first T20I will start?
The first T20I of the three-match series will start at 7 PM IST. The coverage of IND vs SL first ODI will begin on the broadcasting channel from 6 PM IST. Whereas, the toss will take place at 6.30 PM IST. For all the Live updates, tune into www.indiatvnews.com.
Where can I watch India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I match live?
The first T20I between India and Sri Lanka will be broadcast Live on Star Sports Networks. The TV channels that will show the match Live are Star Sports 1 (English Commentary), Star Sports (Hindi Commentary) and on HD version of these channels.
Where can I catch the live score and updates of the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka?
You can catch all the live score and updates on India TV.
How to watch the live streaming of India vs Sri Lanka 2017, 1st T20I of the three-match series online?
The first T20I of the three-match rubber between India vs Sri Lanka will be live streamed Hotstar app and website.
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat.
Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera (Captain), Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Asela Gunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Chaturanga de Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Dananjaya De Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando, Dusmantha Chameera.
Match starts 1900 hrs.