For the upcoming limited-overs series between India and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has released a revised schedule. The ODIs will now start at 3:00 p.m. instead of 2:30 p.m., and the T20Is will start at 8:00 p.m., an hour later than the original schedule of 7:00 p.m. India Tour Of Sri Lanka Set To Be Rescheduled.
BCCI, SLC announce revised schedule for India vs Sri Lanka ODIs and T20Is
The news comes after the series was forced to be postponed for five days owing to several Covid-19 outbreaks in the host camp. On Thursday, Sri Lankan batting coach Grant Flower and data analyst GT Niroshan both tested Covid-19 positive.
The delay was caused by the board’s requirement for extra time for quarantines and control measures.
SL vs IND 2021: India Tour Of Sri Lanka Set To Be Rescheduled
India and Sri Lanka, headed by Shikhar Dhawan, will play 3-ODIs starting 18’ July and as many T20Is starting 25’ July. The R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo will host all of the matches. The visitors’ 20-man team has been practicing on the island country for the past 2 weeks, but the SLC has yet to announce its squad.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) July 12, 2021
Former Indian cricketers VVS Laxman and Irfan Pathan recently chose their playing Indian XIs for the ODI phase of the series while previewing the series on Star Sports. Laxman stated the following:
“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.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 12, 2021
In Laxman’s pick, Pathan made one adjustment. He brought in Nitish Rana as an additional batter for India, claiming that a bowling-fit Hardik Pandya could fill the position of the third bowler.
“Only one change I would like, Hardik Pandya is bowling, so I will have him as an all-rounder, one more batsman I will add – Nitish Rana in place of Krunal. Apart from that same, because I will like to see Hardik Pandya bowl quite a few number of overs,” Pathan asserted.
The event will be broadcast live on Sony SIX, Sony TEN 3, and Doordarshan. The games are also available to stream on SonyLIV.