Team India is all set to begin their 2023 campaign at home. The first series that India will play this year is a T20I leg against Sri Lanka. It is a three-match rubber that will start in Mumbai on January 3, followed by the second and third T20I games on January 5 and 7 in Pune and Rajkot, respectively.
Hardik Pandya is continue to lead Team India in Rohit Sharma’s absence. Wicketkeeper-batters, Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan, have been named in the squad for out-of-favour Rishabh Pant, while Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi comes in as specialist openers.
Among the bowlers, Arshdeep Singh would be leading the young pace attack, comprising of Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi and Mukesh Sharma.
Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan side will be led by Dasun Shanuka, who has scored 497 runs in 24 T20I matches at a strike rate of 136.79. The Islanders has also recalled Chamika Karunaratne and Avishka Fernando to their squad. Both performed brilliantly in the recently concluded Lanka Premiere League (LPL) 2022.
Played: 26 | India won: 17 | Sri Lanka won: 8 | No Result: 1
Fixtures of IND vs SL, T20I series:
- First T20I: January 03, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai at 7:00 PM/ 01:30 PM GMT
- Second T20I: January 05, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune at 7:00 PM/ 01:30 PM GMT
- Third T20I: January 07 Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot at 7:00 PM/ 01:30 PM GMT
India – Hardik Pandya (c), Suryakumar Yadav (vc), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.
Sri Lanka – Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga,Chamika Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa,Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thushara.
Broadcast and live Streaming details:
- India – Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar
- Sri Lanka – Dialog TV and Peo TV
- USA, Canada – Williow TV
- Australia – Fox Cricket
- Caribbean – Flow Sports
- UK – Sky Sports
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