Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced the new timing for the upcoming limited bowling series against India. India and Sri Lanka will close horns in three ODIs and three T20Is in Colombo from July 18, five days after the initial date. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has slightly delayed the timing for both ODI and T20I series.
The international one-day matches start at 15:00 against the initial scheduled 14:30. On the other hand, the T20 International would start at 20:00 instead of 07:00. The development comes after the series was delayed for five days due to a few COVID-19 cases in the Sri Lankan camp. It started with batting coach Grant Flower and analyst GT Roshan testing positive on Friday.
Nevertheless, according to the latest news, all players in Sri Lanka tested negative for COVID-19 and came out of quarantine. The live broadcast of all the games is available on Sony SIX HD / SD, Sony TEN 3 HD / SD and Doordarshan. Fans can also stream the games on the Sony Liv app. Shikhar Dhawan and co. have already started sweating it out in the nets as their promising young group prepares to unleash their talent on the big stage.
Sri Lanka will all have a new captain for the Indian series:
Meanwhile, Dasun Shanaka is likely to replace Kusal Perera as the captain for the home series against India. Kusal Perera has so far had a horror as the leader and has yet to win a series in formats. The Southpaw lost the ODI series against Bangladesh and returned from England unbeaten in both the white ball series. Therefore, Shanaka will hope to reverse their fate.