Rohit is captaining the team in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested alongside other key players such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Coach Chandika Hathurusingha, who oversaw Kusal's re-entry into the national side, and has seemingly begun to coax the player back to his best, said a clear head was responsible for his return to the runs.
Sri Lanka today declared a state of emergency for 10 days to rein in the spread of communal violence between majority Sinhala and minority Muslims in the country's scenic Kandy district that left two persons dead and damaged several mosques and homes.
It was a breakthrough series for Kusal, because T20 had been a format that had previously confounded him. However, it was later confirmed that the series will be played. The match is scheduled to start at 7.00 PM IST. The series opener between India and Sri Lanka will be played at the iconic R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.More news: UCLA's Josh Rosen: I can 'really pick defenses apart'
Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, executive director of the Centre for Human Rights Sri Lanka, condemned the "unfathomable police inefficiency" that he said led to the violence. You all can watch the live coverage in India is available on DD Sports, DSport and Rishtey Cineplex.
Sri Lanka's Special Task Force and Police officers stand guard near a burnt house after a clash between two communities in Digana, central district of Kandy, Sri Lanka March 6, 2018.
The event coverage on JioTV will include live and repeat telecast and highlight packages. "Some teams may be stronger, but anyone can win on a given day", he said.
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jayadev Undakat and Yuzvendra Chahal. With Niroshan Dickwella dropped from the Sri Lankan side, skipper Dinesh Chandimal is expected to keep wickets for Sri Lanka.