Sri Lanka vs India Match Preview
After dominating performances in South Africa, team India takes on Sri Lanka in the Nidahas Trophy opener at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Rohit Sharma will lead India after Virat Kohli has been rested, while Sri Lanka will take the field under the leadership of Dinesh Chadimal. Bangladesh is the third team in the Twenty 20 tournament.
When: March 06, 7:00 PM IST
Where: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Sri Lankan team management has the full squad available for selection.
Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga/Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dananjaya de Silva/Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera/ Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep,
Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Dananjaya de Silva
There are no reports of injuries from the team management and full squad is available for selection.
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik/Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda/ Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaydev Unadkat, Washington Sundar/ Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur/Mohammad Siraj
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj, Rishabh Pant (wk)
Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka's batting will rely on Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal. Twenty 20 specialist Thisara Perera and Akila Dananjaya are among others who can have a big impact.
India: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have a bigger role in the absence of Virat Kohli. Yuzvendra Chahal and Jaydev Unadkat will be key to India's bowling.
India looks a stronger unit, although by just a little. It should be a cracking contest between two exciting teams.
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