India is set to host Sri Lanka cricket team for three twenty20 international matches before entering into big tournaments like Asia Cup and T20 world cup. The first match of series is scheduled to take place on 9th February at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. There are several broadcasting network which will telecast live cricket match on television sets between India and Sri Lanka.
ICC T20 ranking top team India are set to meet third place team Sri Lanka in a three T20s before playing each other in the Asia Cup. Both teams are coming to this series after their respective tours to Australia and New Zealand. In ODIs both teams struggled hard in those conditions and lost the series. But Men in Blue registered their name in history as become first team to clean sweep Australia on their home soil in last 140 years.
Sri Lanka team lost both ODI and Twenty20 series’ in New Zealand and they will be looking to get some momentum ahead of big tournaments like ICC World T20. The visitors have been struggling to find perfect combination as their prime members Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews are out from the tour due to injury concerns. On the other hand, Tillakaratne Dilshan will also be not available for first T20I. So it will be a tough series for Lankan camp.
Indian cricket team is in terrific form and they have almost find the right combination of players. Virat Kohli is not a part of this series for India as he has been rested. It will be a good opportunity for youngsters like Pawan Negi to prove their worth in the side.
India will be hot favorite to win the series. As per twenty20wiki.com predictions India will win the series by 2-1 (Possibility-70%) or maybe 3-0 (Possibility-55%).
MS Dhoni (Captain)
Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pawan Negi.
Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Seekuge Prasanna, Chamara Kapugedera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Dilhara Fernando, Binura Fernando, Asela Gunaratne, Sachithra Senanayake.
India based viewers will able to catch all the live action of India-Sri Lanka T20I series on Star Sports network and DD national. Star Sports 1/HD will provide live coverage of matches in English commentary whereas to watch series in Hindi commentary you can tune to Star Sports 3/HD. To watch the live stream online, you can go to www.starsports.com.
DD National aka Doordarshan will also broadcast the series as it is the home series of India.
Star Sports will broadcast the match live in Sri Lanka too.
United Kingdom based fans and viewers can tune to Sky Sports 3 to watch the live telecast of India vs Sri Lanka 2016 series. All matches will start at 21:00 BST.
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United States based cricket fans can tune to Willow TV to catch the live action of series.