India takes on under performing Sri Lanka in T20 matches

India vs Sri Lanka T20 Series Preview

Sri Lanka has been on a fully fledged tour to India that includes all forms of cricket. We are already through the test and ODI series. We are left with the shortest version of the game i.e. T20 cricket. Sri Lanka is scheduled to play three T20 International matches in India before the home team tours to South Africa for a tough outing.

So far so good for India, both the test and ODI series are pocketed and they look confident enough to nail the T20 series as well. Having said so, a little credit this time goes to Sri Lanka for out performing India in patches, especially in the test series and first ODI. But if we summarise the overall tour so far, India has shown a better body language and resistance. Team looked out of sorts in absence of Kohli in the first ODI but then Rohit Sharma led with an example and hammered yet another double hundred in ODI matches.

Coming back to the upcoming T20 series, this post will help you with the schedule, venue, squads and future tour information for India and Sri Lanka.

India vs Sri Lanka T20 Live Streaming and Telecast 

Cricket fans in India can watch live cricket streaming of the T20 series on HotStar mobile app. If you wish to sit back, relax and enjoy live telecast on TV, tune into the Star Sports Channels that provides live match in English and Hindi commentary.

Schedule

1st T20 International to be played at Cuttack on 20th December 2017

2nd T20 International to be played at Indore on 22nd December 2017

3rd T20 International to be played at Mumbai on 24th December 2017

Squads

Indian Squad
Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat.

Sri Lankan Squad
Thisara Perera (captain), Upul Tharanga, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Chaturanga de Silva, Sachith Pathirana, Dananjaya De Silva, Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Asela Gunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando, Dusmantha Chameera.

Prediction
While the T20 format is the most unpredictable format in cricket, this seems to be a bit easy to predict series. Indian team looks highly confident. The pitches where Sri Lankan team suffered, Indian team has flourished. It's not only about the home conditions that favour India, it also indicates how positive intent and performance consistency helps you win matches. So it should either be a 3-0 win for India or probably a surprise win for Sri Lanka would result in a 2-1 scoreline in favour of India.

What after the  T20 Series?

Sri Lanka travels to Bangladesh for an ODI series also involving Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka has lost 23 of their last 29 ODI matches and they really need to pull up their socks. A win in Bangladesh would add some confidence to the struggling squad.

Post this series, India travels to South Africa. The tour includes test, ODI and T20 matches. If India manages to win the test series there (which hasn't yet happened), Kohli's team would be one of the most successful test teams in the history of this game. Live streaming and telecast of India vs South Africa 2018 cricket series would be available in India on Sony Ten and Sony ESPN TV channels.

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