The pitch does not look easy for the batsman to score many runs. There are so many cracks on the ground. It will help spinners pick wickets and batsman will put efforts to score runs in the T20 format.
The winning captain is more likely to select to bowl first to know about the pitch reaction and the target to chase.
Kohli tossed the coin, Malinga called it wrong. Indian Skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Playing XI of Sri Lanka
Lasith Malinga(c), Lahiru Kumara, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera(w), Oshada Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga.
Playing XI of India
Virat Kohli(c), Shikar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishab Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dubey, Kuldeep Yadav, Navadeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur.
Virat Kohli :
We are going to bowl first, as we didn’t play much here. When we played here for the last time, we chased the target. As the World Cup is coming, we take these matches very seriously.
Coming to the squad selection, there are many changes like Samson, Pandey, Chahal, and Jadeja being kept out. Kuldeep and Washington are included in the playing XI. We are going into this match with 3 seamers,
We are pretty happy to bat first. We don’t think the pitch will change too much. We brought 16 players to play against India, so we have to know the best for the upcoming World Cup this year. We picked 3 seamers and 2 spinners against India.
Weather Report :
There was heavy downpour before the match began, the main covers have come off. Many inspections have been conducted but the pitch does not look good to play.
Surprisingly, Dryers are also being used in the ground.
Finally, the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled.