Kanpur / Lucknow9 hours ago
The T20 match between India and Sri Lanka will be held on 24 February at the Ekana Stadium.
The Indian team reached on Monday evening for the T20 match to be held on 24 February at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. A large number of fans had reached the airport. The cricketer accepted the welcome of the fans by shaking hands. From there the team reached Hotel Hyatt. At the same time, the Sri Lankan team will come to Lucknow on Tuesday morning.
The India team has played only one match so far at the Ekana Stadium. Due to this, Team India is going to spend more and more time in the ground before the match to understand the atmosphere of the ground and understand the mood of the wicket. Teams of India and Sri Lanka will practice at the Ekana Stadium for two days. Teams will get time to understand the mood for batting, bowling and fielding in the morning and after lunch break and after tea.
Team India players were welcomed by the fans at the airport.
Team Sri Lanka will come on Tuesday morning
22 players of Sri Lankan team will reach Lucknow on Tuesday morning. Arrangements have been made for the stay of the Sri Lankan team at the Taj Hotel. Let us inform that the first T20 match will be played on 24 February in Lucknow, the second match will be played in Dharamsala on 26 February, the third T20 match will be played on 27 February in Dharamsala.
The match played by the Indian team in Ekana in 2018
The Indian cricket team has played only one match at the Ekana Stadium, which was against West Indies in 2018. It was Ikana’s first T20I match, in which India won by 71 runs. The practice session will be a must for both the teams. Teams have also been specially organized for the practice so that the swing in the wicket for bowling in the morning will also be tested and how the wicket will change its shape during the day. It will also be known which time will be suitable for batting.
The Indian team reached Hotel Hyatt directly from the airport.
Local bowlers will not get a chance
Due to Corona, the local bowlers will not be given a chance to bowl during the practice session this time. Players will also be in the circle of the bio bubble. Actually, due to Corona, according to the guidelines of BCCI, no outsider will be able to enter the field when the players are practicing. Due to this, the local bowlers will not be given a chance this time.
Probable players of both teams
Bharat: Rohit Sharma (captain), Rituraj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav Avesh Khan.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Pathum Nisanka, Kusal Mendis, Charit Aslanka (Vice Captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Danushka Gunathilak, Kamil Mishra, Janith Lianage, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chamira, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando, Mahesh Diksha Fernando , Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayavikrama, Asian Daniels.