The last time Team India played on to the Barsapara Cricket Stadium ground for a T20 match in 2017, Australia wreaked Virat men to an eight-wicket defeat.
Rohit Sharma is rested from the T20 series, which means Kohli can surpass him and become the highest run-scorer in the shortest format. Kohli was in brilliant form during the T20 series against West Indies last month. He smashed 94 runs in 50 balls in the first T20I to help his side to chase down a total of 208. In the 3rd T20I, he smashed an unbeaten 70 in 29 balls and set a target to 240/3 and won the series against West Indies with 2-1.
Jasprit Bumrah returns to international action after a 4-month injury lay-off as an opportunity to work on his fitness ahead in the lead up to his team in the 1st T20 2020 against Sri Lanka at Guwahati.
India Vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20 2020 Match Details:
Date: Sunday, January 05, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
India Vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20 2020 Head-to-Head stats:
Sri Lanka: 05
Tied: 0 & No Result: 0
India Vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20 2020 Toss Prediction:
Toss can play an important role in decision making. The team who will win the toss may elect to bat first and set a huge target.
India Team News:
Shikhar Dhawan and Jasprit Bumrah are back into the team in this series against Sri Lanka and Rohit Sharma has been given rest in the series. Virat Kohli will lead his team alongside Bumrah, Chahal, and Saini will be leading the bowling department.
India predicted XI
Virat Kohli (C), Dhawan, KL Rahul, Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, and Saini
Sri Lanka Team News:
Sri Lanka had a wonderful performance in their T20 series against Pakistan yet they confronted a whitewash against Australia in their recent T20 series. Malinga will be leading his team for this series alongside Mathews, Sandakan, and Udana will be leading the bowling department.
Sri Lanka predicted XI
Lasith Malinga (C), Dickwella (wk), Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, and Sandakan
India Vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20 2020 Broadcast details:
Indian audiences can watch the live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Hindi 1, Star Sports 1 HD and Star Sports Hindi 1 HD
Australia – Fox Sports Channel
Bangladesh – Hotstar
West Indies – ESPN
Bangladesh – HTC & Hotstar
Sri Lanka – Star Sports 1 & Hotstar
India Vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20 2020 Match Prediction:
After a recent superb performance, Team India would like to maintain their winning spirit as our prediction is for India to win the match and go 1-0 up in the series.
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