India Vs Sri Lanka 2021 Schedule, Dates, Time, Venue, Squad, Captain And TV Channels Details
India and Sri Lanka are all set to clash in an upcoming series starting from the 2nd of January 2021. The first match will be a day-night Test match and it will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane. The second Test match will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The third and final Test match of the series will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) from the 7th of January 2021. The series will then move on to the ODIs, with the first ODI to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on the 15th of January 2021. The following blog post gives you all the details about the India Vs Sri Lanka 2021 schedule, dates, time, venue, squad, captain and TV channels.
India Vs Sri Lanka 2021 Schedule
The India Vs Sri Lanka 2021 schedule has been announced and the two teams will face each other in a three-match Test series. The first Test match will be played from February 18-22 at the Galle International Stadium in Sri Lanka. The second Test match will be played from February 26-March 2 at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. The third and final Test match will be played from March 10-14 at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.
The Indian cricket team is currently ranked number one in the ICC Test rankings and will start as favourites against a Sri Lankan team that is struggling for form. Virat Kohli will lead the Indian side in the series, while Angelo Mathews will captain Sri Lanka.
The India Vs Sri Lanka series will be broadcast live on television by Star Sports, the official broadcaster of the BCCI.
Date, Time and Venue of the Matches
The India Vs Sri Lanka series will commence on the 2nd of November and will end on the 26th of November. The first match will be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, with the second and third matches taking place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai respectively. The fourth and final match will be played at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
The matches will begin at 09:30 AM IST and will be broadcast live on Sony SIX, Sony TEN 3 and DD National (DD1).
Squad and Captain of Both the Teams
1. Squad and Captain of Both the Teams:
Virat Kohli (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Milinda Siriwardana, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal , Lahiru Gamage , Vishwa Fernando , Dilruwan Perera , Lakshan Sandakan , Dasun Shanaka
TV Channels Showing The Matches
1. TV Channels Showing The Matches
The matches of India vs Sri Lanka will be broadcasted on the following channels in India:
• Star Sports 1
• Star Sports 2
• Star Sports 3
• Star Sports HD1
• Star Sports HD2
In Sri Lanka, the matches will be shown on the following channels:
• Channel Eye
• Dialog TV
• PEO TV
Where To Watch SL Vs IND 2021 Live Telecast?
SL vs IND 2021 Live Telecast: India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in a three-match ODI series starting from July 13. The first two ODIs will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo while the final match will take place at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on July 17. All matches will start at 2 PM IST.
The series will be telecasted live on Star Sports Network in India. Viewers can also catch the action on Hotstar, JioTV and Airtel TV.
In Sri Lanka, the series will be telecasted on Channel Eye of Dialog TV and SLRC (Channel Eye) while fans in the UK can catch the action live on Sky Sports Cricket.
Cricket fans in Bangladesh can watch the series live on Gazi TV (GTV). The online streaming platform Rabbithole Bangladesh will also provide live streaming of all matches in Bangladesh.
SuperSport is the official broadcaster of the India vs Sri Lanka ODI series in South Africa while Willow TV will broadcast it live in the United States.
Is India Better Than Sri Lanka?
There is no denying that India is a cricket powerhouse and Sri Lanka is not. India has won all the ICC tournaments while Sri Lanka has won only 2. India has more world-class players in its ranks and a better record against Sri Lanka. Moreover, India is playing at home while Sri Lanka is playing away from home.
All these factors point to one thing – India is the clear favourite to win this series. However, that does not mean that Sri Lanka cannot spring a surprise or two. The Islanders have proved time and again that they are capable of upsetting the odds. So, don’t write them off just yet!
With the India vs Sri Lanka 2021 schedule, dates, time, venue, squad, captain and TV channels details all sorted out, fans can now start looking forward to an exciting series of matches. Both teams have strong sides and it will be interesting to see how they fare against each other. Be sure to catch all the action on TV or online and root for your favourite team!