India vs Sri Lanka 2021: India will be touring Sri Lanka simultaneously as another side of theirs will be going head-on against New Zealand in the World Test Championship Final. This is not a predominant spectacle in the cricketing canon but will most likely blaze the trail again, rekindling the audience of forgotten times in cricket.
As India’s primary squad will be busy jousting for the Test crown in England, BCCI will be resorting to a few imperative white-ball players to pull off the task for India on their Sri Lanka tour. If things do go according to plan, the tournament may see India banking on the likes of newcomers like Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav while experienced campaigners like Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan will offer a good blend of youth and experience.
It has been a while since these two have crossed paths and the last time they collided against each other, India savoured a clean sweep as they won two of the three T20’s comprehensively while the tournament opener was washed away by rain.
Sri Lanka hasn’t particularly been relishing a purple patch as their latest contest against Bangladesh fizzled out in a 2-1 series defeat. To make matters even more difficult for the islanders, they will be going up against England in 3 T20’s and 3 ODI’s. They will have a good deal of mountain to climb before they take on their continental neighbours in a tour that will also comprise 3 T20’s and 3 ODI’s.
India vs Sri Lanka 2021: Where to watch live?
Though the exact channel is still to be decided, the Sony Sports Network will be covering this bilateral affair. Any OTT platform hasn’t yet confirmed the telecast of the series but it is expected that Sony Liv may chime in with another booming telecast of this exciting contest.
India’s Squad for T20 and ODI series:
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Prithvi Shaw, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Nitish Rana, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (Wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, K Gowtham, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-captain), Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya
Net Bowlers: Ishan Porel, Sandeep Warrier, Arshdeep Singh, Sai Kishore, Simarjeet Singh
Schedule of ODI series:
India versus Sri Lanka – 1st ODI, Colombo, 17th July, 1:30 PM IST
India versus Sri Lanka – 2nd ODI, Colombo, 19th July, 1:30 PM IST
India versus Sri Lanka – 3rd ODI, Colombo, 21st July, 1:30 PM IST
Schedule of T20 series:
India versus Sri Lanka – 1st T20, Colombo, 24th July, 7:00 PM IST
India versus Sri Lanka – 2nd T20, Colombo, 25th July, 7:00 PM IST
India versus Sri Lanka – 3rd T20, Colombo, 27th July, 7:00 PM IST