Star pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah will make a return to the team after recovering from a lower back stress fracture.
This will be Sri Lanka’s only T20I series before the ICC T20 World Cup.
Sri Lanka won the T20I series against Pakistan 0-3 but lost 3-0 to Australia.
India defeated West Indies 2-1 in the recently concluded T20I series at home.
India have won the last eight of the 10 T20Is played between the two countries.
Last 5 Head To Head
Venue Details and Pitch Report
05 Jan, 07:00 PM IST
Barsapara Cricket Ground, Guwahati
Anil Chaudhary, Nitin Menon
After a successful decade for Team India, Virat Kohli and his men will be looking to put forward a ruthless display of T20 performance against the visiting Lankans. Despite the absence of Rohit Sharma, the Indian batting line-up looks strong enough for the tourists with the in-form KL Rahul and returning Shikhar Dhawan in their ranks. However, experienced players like Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews will pose major threats to India in their bid to start the new year with a win. The return of Jasprit Bumrah will add potency to the already potent Indian bowling attack. Sanju Samson getting picked over Rishabh Pant as a frontline keeper continues to remain the million-dollar question.