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India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Match Statistical Preview

The Islanders have arrived in India and the T20I series will commence their engagements for the year 2020. The T20I series will witness a thrilling clash between India and Sri Lanka on 5 January. Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati will host the first fixture of this three-match rubber, followed by the second and third match in Indore (7 Jan) and Pune (10 Jan) respectively. The match will set in motion at 7 PM. This match will mark the beginning of preparation for both the teams for the grand tournament of the year – World Cup T20. While India would look to sustain their sensational form, Sri Lanka team will find it difficult to challenge the hosts and will be hopeful to clinch victory in the very first encounter.

Let’s take a look at the milestones that are expected to be achieved in the much-awaited first match of the India-Sri Lanka T20I series.

1: The only T20 match played at Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati was between India and Australia in 2017, in which India was defeated by 8 wickets.

1: Run is all it takes for Indian skipper Virat Kohli to surpass Rohit Sharma and grab the title of the leading run-getter in T20Is.

4: India has earned victory in the last four T20I series against Sri Lanka.

0: India has never lost a bilateral T20I series against Sri Lanka. The former has played total 6 bilateral T20I series against Sri Lanka, with 5 wins and 1 drawn.

2 & 1: While Jasprit Bumrah needs 2 wickets, Yuzvendra Chahal requires 1 scalp to beat India’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is, Ravichandran Ashwin, who has currently picked up 52 wickets.


6: The number of wickets Isuru Udana needs to complete 150 wickets in T20s.

4: The total number of wickets that chinaman bowler L Sandakan requires to reach the figure of 50 T20 wickets in his career.

24: Runs are needed for Virat Kohli to complete 1,000 runs as captain in T20Is. If Kohli achieves this feat, he will become the second Indian skipper and the 6th captain to feature in this record list.

31: More runs Kohli needs to touch 11,000 international runs as captain.

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