India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I: Teams, timings, where to watch, other details

Sri Lanka’s tour of India will begin on Tuesday and the first match of the T20 will be played at Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai. Sri Lanka is in India until January 15 and the two South Asian giants will go head to head in three T20s and three ODIs. In the case of Rohit Sharma’s absence, Hardik Pandya is leading the Indian team in the T20 series against the Sri Lankans while for the ODI series, Rohit Sharma is expected to take back command.

The launch of the first T20 between India and Sri Lanka is scheduled for 6:30pm and the match will start at 7:00pm. The match will be streamed from Wankhede Stadium and can be watched live on Star Sports and hot star.

India has chosen a very dynamic squad for the T20 series as big ticket players are not playing for different reasons.

Team India. Hardik Pandya (C), Surya Kumar Yadav (VC), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Mukesh Kumar, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Mavi and Arshdeep Singh.

Team Sri Lanka. Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga (VC), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Thuhara , Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan.

Both teams will take this series very seriously as 2023 is the year of the ODI Cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka can feel confident about knocking India out of the Asian Cup and ultimately winning the cup, while the Indian team can trust their instincts after recent wins over Bangladesh.

For India, the match is even more important as senior players like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah are not playing. and the young players have a good chance to leave their mark.

With a smaller boundary, Wankhede Stadium is a high-scoring venue and the pursuit team often has the edge when it comes to playing at this stadium.

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