Indian squad for the 3-match ODI series and the 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka is scheduled on Sunday, July 18. All matches will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, Colombo, and ODI games start at 3:00 PM IST. While Sony Pictures Sports Network broadcasts live to stream this bilateral series, Cricket fans from the UAE can watch India vs Sri Lanka live cricket matches on SonyLIV with YuppTV.
With the leading team of visitors away in England on Test duty, the Indian team in the island nation is a fine mix of experience and new talent. Some big performances can be expected from them in the series. The home team has some young and fresh faces in the squad, and a tough opposition like India will provide them with the ideal platform to test their strength and character. India will be playing a relatively younger side against Sri Lanka as the visitors are without the services of a lot of their leading players. Shikhar Dhawan will don the captain’s hat for the first time for India, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will act as his deputy. Devdutt Padikkal, Nitish Rana and Chetan Sakariya, who have been selected for Team India for the first time, are happy to have Rahul Dravid as the coach for their first international series.
India last time faced their southern neighbours was in Sri Lanka’s tour of India in 2017, for a three-match Test series, three-match ODI series and a three-match T20I series. The tournament was memorable as out of the three-Test matches played, India won one Test match while the other two were drawn. In white-ball cricket, India won the ODI series 2-1, and clean swept the T20I series 3-0. Reviving their competition once again, Indiisre is scheduled to play three ODI matches and three T20Is in Sri Lanka. Renewing the memories between the two sides, fans surely recall when ‘HIT-MAN’ Rohit Sharma turned explosive and hammered the Lankans left, right and centre.
Get ready for a high octane cricket action between Indian and Sri Lanka on SongLIV with Yupp TV.