Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune is set to host first twenty20 match of three T20I series between India and Sri Lanka on 9th February 2016. The match has been scheduled to kicks off at 19:30 IST and 14:00 GMT.
The India-Sri Lanka T20 series is not only going to be focused on world twenty20 and asia cup but also be keeping ICC rankings in the mind. Winner of the series will be at the top of T20I points table ranking though currently India are leading the rankings.
Indian camp is looking quite settle as their top order are in great form from Australia series where they defeated Aussies in T20s by 3-0. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina are in great touch and will looking to carry on with the form in the series to make good preparation for twenty20 world cup. The good thing for visitors is that India rested Virat Kohli for this series who smashed 7 fifty plus scores in 8 innings in Australian conditions.
Sri Lankan team is looking quite weak than any previous tour to India. Legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara retired already and current top players in the side like Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews have been suffering from injury. Opener Tillakaratne Dilshan is also out from the first T20I due to injury. So it will be a tough call for team management to pick the side for Tuesday’s match.
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Let’s have a look at the expected playing line-ups for both the teams and get information about live cricket match telecast and score.
Probable Playing XIs
MS Dhoni (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra and Hardik Pandya.
Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Seekuge Prasanna, Chamara Kapugedera, Dilhara Fernando, Sachithra Senanayake & Dushmantha Chameera.
Indian team is expected win Tuesday’s match and they have got 65 percent winning chances over Sri Lanka as per www.twenty20wiki.com’s prediction.
Star Sports is the official broadcaster to air live India and Sri Lanka cricket team matches hence it will telecast live first t20 match from 7:30 PM IST on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3. You can watch match in High Definition also on Star Sports 3 HD and Star Sports 1 HD.
India based cricket fans can also tune DD national to watch live match with pre match show begins at 19:00 local time.
To watch live streaming of India vs Sri-Lanka 1st t20 match, you can go to www.starsports.com.
England/United Kingdom based viewers will be able to watch live match on Sky Sports 3.
USA based fans need Willow TV subscription to catch live action whereas Supersport will telecast live match in South Africa.
India vs Sri Lanka first twenty20 international match live score from Pune will be provided by espncricinfo.com, bcci.tv and cricbuzz.com.