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India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I match : Match Preview, Predicted XI, Prediction, Where to Watch 

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I match : Match Preview, Predicted XI, Prediction, Where to Watch
PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist

After having a successful 2019, India National cricket team will start the new year with home series. Sri Lanka team has arrived in India to play the three-match T20I series. On Sunday (5th January), the two teams will play the first T20I match of the series.

Date: 5/01/2020

Venue: Barsapara Cricket Ground, Guwahati

Jasprit Bumrah back in the squad

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After four months break, Jasprit Bumrah will be seen with the Indian team. Bumrah last played a Test against West Indies when India toured the Caribbean. Ahead of the home Test series against South Africa, he was ruled out because of stress fracture at the lower back.

Deepak Chahar is also out of the action because of the stress fracture, which has given a chance to Navdeep Saini. Also, Rohit Sharma has taken rest and will not be part of this T20I series. Shikhar Dhawan is also back after recovering from the injury which he suffered while playing the match in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Sri Lanka would start the year on a positive note

Lasith Malinga
Photo Credit: AFP

Last year, Sri Lanka showed poor performance in all the formats. In 2019, the Islanders played 13 T20I matches and won four games, and one resulted in the tie. Sri Lanka team can be said under the transition period as experienced have retired. The T20I captain Lasith Malinga has the burden to take forward the young team. They will try to start the new year into a positive note.

Head To Head

Team Total matches Win Loss Tie/no result
India 16 11 5 0
Sri Lanka 16 5 11 0

Weather forecast

The first T20I match at Guwahati may face difficulty in smooth running as rain can interrupt the game.

Weather in Guwahati
Credit: Accuweather

Pitch Condition:

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India’s Predicted XI

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Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah. Credits: AP.
Players Role
Shikhar Dhawan Opening Batsman
KL Rahul Opening Batsman
Virat Kohli (c) Batsman
Shreyas Iyer Batsman
Rishabh Pant Wk-batsman
Shivam Dube All-rounder
Washington Sundar All-rounder
Shardul Thakur Bowler
Navdeep Saini Bowler
Jasprit Bumrah Bowler
Yuzvendra Chahal Bowler

Sri Lanka’s Predicted XI

Lasith Malinga, rankings
Lasith Malinga (Image Credit: Google)
Players Role
Kusal Perera(WK) Opening Batsman
Kusal Mendis Opening Batsman
Niroshan Dickwella Batsman
Avishka Fernando Batsman
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Batsman
Oshada Fernando All-rounder
Angelo Mathews All-rounder
Lakshan Sandakan Bowler
Lasith Malinga(C) Bowler
Lahiru Kumara Bowler
Wanindu Hasaranga Bowler

Match Prediction

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The Indian team has been dominant in T20Is against Sri Lanka. The Men in Blue are currently in the good sink and have performed very well in the shortest format while Sri Lanka has to always struggle against Indian. Especially to defeat the Indian team in the home ground is a tough task.

Where To Watch

TV – Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD

Online– Hotstar

Time– 7 PM IST

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