The Lankans will be playing a bilateral T20I series in India. This tour was not initially in the International Cricket Council’s Future Tour Program (ICC’s FTP). However, after Zimbabwe’s tour to India got cancelled, the Sri Lankan team agreed to play three T20Is in January 2020.
According to the India vs Sri Lanka schedule, the series is short and will get over in less than a week. The first game of the series will be played on 5 January 2020 in Guwahati. These two teams have never played there before against each other.
The Ind vs SL schedule 2020 does not allow a significant gap before the second game as the teams will have to travel the very next day to play in Indore on 7 January 2020. There were plenty of fireworks the last time these teams played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. Rohit Sharma’s 118 led to India registering their highest ever T20I total - 260/5. Later, the bowlers dismissed the Sri Lankans for 172 paving the way for the hosts to win the match by 88 runs.
The third T20I will be played on 10 January 2020 in Pune. The visitors have good memories here as they have beaten Indian cricket team by 5 wickets in the only T20I that they played here in February 2016.
The venues for the three T20Is are the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore and the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune in that order.
All the games listed in Sri Lanka in India schedule will start at 19:00 IST.