India beat Sri Lanka by two runs in the first T20I of the three-match series at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, January 3. Batting first after losing the toss, India recovered from a bad start to post a challenging 162/5. The Lankans fought hard, but were held to 160 all out in their 20 overs
With regular skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul not part of yet another international series, Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be the leading the Men in Blue in the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. The contest will kick-off with the first match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, January 3.
Team India batter Suryakumar Yadav has shared his first reaction after being named vice-captain of the Indian team for the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka. India will be playing three T20Is against Sri Lanka from January 3 to 7. With KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant not part of the T20I squad, it’s Suryakumar who has been elevated to the role of vice-captain for the series.
The Indian selectors have named the white-ball squads for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka at home. While Hardik Pandya has been picked as captain of the T20I squad, Rohit Sharma will return to lead the team in the one-dayers. Among the major developments, keeper-batter Rishabh Pant has been dropped from both squads, while there is no place for Shikhar Dhawan in the one-day team
England beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in match number 39 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday, November 5. The win was a far from convincing one as England went from 75 for no loss to 111 for 5 in their chase of 142. However, getting over the finish line was what mattered the most. They got home in 19.4 overs to clinch a berth in the semi-finals from Group 1 and knock out defending champions and hosts Australia.
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by six wickets in a Super 12 match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at The Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday, November 1. Batting first after winning the toss in the Group 1 game, Afghanistan put up a disappointing 144 for 8 as Wanindu Hasaranga picked up 3 for 13, while Lahiru Kumara claimed 2 for 30. In response, Dhananjaya de Silva scored an unbeaten 66 off 42 as Sri Lanka crossed the target in 18.3 overs. The win kept Sri Lanka in contention for the semi-finals, while Afghanistan were knocked out.
Glenn Phillips (104 off 64) and Trent Boult (4 for 13) came up with impressive performances as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 65 runs in match number 27 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, October 29. Batting first after winning the toss, the Kiwis scored 167 for 7 in their 20 overs. Their bowlers then held Sri Lanka to 102 in 19.2 overs.
Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (59 not out off 18 balls) came up with an incredible display of big-hitting as the hosts got the better of Sri Lanka by seven wickets in match number 19 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on Tuesday, October 25. Chasing 158 for victory in the Group 1 match in Perth, Stoinis recorded the fastest T20I half-century by an Australian, which came off only 17 balls.
Sri Lanka defeated Ireland by nine wickets in Match number 15 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Sunday, October 23. Ireland batted first after winning the toss, but only managed to put up 128/8 on the board. Sri Lanka then got home in the chase in 15 overs.