Hosts India will be looking to continue their excellent form when they take on Sri Lanka in the three-match T20I series that is slated to begin from 5th January in Guwahati. Shardul Thakur, Shikhar Dhawan and Jaspreet Bumrah have made their comeback to the T20 squad. Vice-captain Rohit Sharma and pacer Mohammad Shami have been rested for this three-match series.
Previously, India managed to win their T20I series against West Indies played at home. On the other hand, Sri Lanka have been included Angelo Matthews, Lahiru Kumara and Isuru Udana in the squad for the three-match T20I series. Veteran pacer Lasith Malinga will lead the side for this three-match series.
Here are some of key statistics with regards to India vs Sri Lanka 2020 T20I Series.
8 victories for India against Sri Lanka in the T20 format Since February2016. Last time, India completed a clean sweep over Sri Lanka in three-match series played at home in December 2017.
94.33 is the average for Indian Captain Virat Kohli against Sri Lanka in the T20I cricket. Kohli has accumulated 283 runs from four T20 games with four half-centuries to his name. He will be looking to do well with the bat in three-match series against Sri Lanka
13 wickets needed by India’s premier spinner to complete 50 wickets in T20 cricket. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav currently has claimed 37 wickets at an average of 13.48 with an economy rate of 6.97.
27 runs needed by Sri Lanka opener Kusal Mendis to complete 500 runs in the T20 format. Mendis currently has scored 473 runs in 24 T20I matches at an average of 19.70 with five half-centuries to his name.
71 runs needed by Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella to complete 500 runs in the T20 format. Dickwella currently has scored 429 runs in 23 T20I matches at an average of 19.50 with one half-century to his name.
367 runs needed by Indian Captain Virat Kohli to complete 3,000 runs in the T20 cricket. Kohli currently has scored 2633 runs in 75 T20I matches at an average of 52.66 with 24 half-centuries to his name.