IND vs SL: According to recent reports, the match timings of the upcoming ODIs between India and Sri Lanka have been revised. The ODIs will now begin at 3:00 pm instead of the original 2:30 pm while the T20Is will commence at 8:00 pm, an hour later than the initial 7:00 pm schedule.
Earlier, the series was scheduled to start on 13th July. However, after multiple cases of Covid-19 cases emerged in the hosts’ camp, Sri Lanka Cricket delayed it by 5 days. Sri Lanka cricket batting coach, Grant Flower tested positive for the coronavirus. Later, video analyst GT Niroshan also got infected on the following day.
As per the updated schedule, the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be played on 18th July 2021, followed by 2nd and 3rd on 20 and 23rd July 2021. The remaining three T20s will be played on 25, 27 and 29th July 2021.
The live telecast of the tour will be available on Sony SIX HD/SD, Sony TEN 3 HD/SD and Doordarshan. Fans can also stream the games on SonyLIV.
Ahead of the three-match ODI series, former cricketer, VVS Laxman predicted his playing XI of the Indian Cricket Team for the first ODI.
“Well, it’s a very detailed squad, a 20-man squad. But I will go with Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, the No.3 batsman would be Suryakumar Yadav. At No.4 will be Sanju Samson in ODIs, No.5 will be Manish Pandey, at No.6 I will go with Hardik Pandya, No.7 Krunal Pandya. I will have two fast bowlers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Deepak Chahar and two spinners will be Kuldeep and Chahal. This is my ODI XI.” said VVS Laxman
IND vs SL 2021 Series Revised Schedule
- 1st ODI: July 18
- 2nd ODI: July 20
- 3rd ODI: July 23
- 1st T20I: July 25
- 2nd T20I: July 27
- 3rd T20I: July 29