Ind Vs SL T20 Series: After making a clean sweep in both ODI and T20 against the West Indies, the Indian team has now reached Lucknow to play the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka. The first match of the series will be played between the two teams at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium here on Thursday. In the matches played so far in this stadium, the team batting first has dominated. So far 4 international T20 matches have been played here and all have been won by the team batting first.
Pitch will be helpful to Batsmen
If we look at the matches so far, the pitch of the Ekana Stadium has been helpful to the batsmen. In this match, there will be the same hope. The bowlers will have to put extra effort to take wickets.
Total 22 T20I have been played between these two teams. 14 matches were won by the Indian team. 7-matches were won by the Sri Lankan side, and 1 match was undecided. The winning average of the Indian team is 66% against Sri Lanka.
Team India will play here after 4 years
The host Indian team will play a match at this stadium after a long gap of 4 years. The last international T20 match between India and West Indies was played here in November 2018. In which the Indian team won by 71 runs. After that, the ODI match between India and South Africa in 2020 was canceled due to Corona.
Deepak Chahar out of series
Deepak Chahar got injured in the third T20I against West Indies. He has been ruled out of the upcoming series against Sri Lanka. Chahar is suffering from a muscle strain. According to the report, Chahar will now go through the process of rehab in the National Cricket Academy. Although Team India has not asked for an alternative to Chahar.
Yuvraj wrote an emotional letter to Virat
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh wrote an emotional letter to former captain and his fellow player Virat Kohli. Yuvraj has also sent a special gift to Virat along with this letter. Through this letter, Yuvraj expressed his feelings for Virat. The veteran all-rounder has written in his letter that “for me, you will always be Cheeku and for the world King Kohli“.
A boy who walked side by side with the great players
Virat, I have seen you grow as a cricketer and a human being. A little boy who used to walk shoulder to shoulder with the legends on the net has now become a legend himself for the new generation. Seeing your passion on the field, and your dedication towards this game encourages every youth to lift a bat and play in the blue jersey. You have raised the level of your cricket every year and have achieved many achievements in this magnificent game. You have been a great captain and a great leader. I want to see many more run chases from you. I am happy that we have made a relationship of 1 fellow player and friend. Scoring runs, pulling people’s legs, cheating mills, dancing on Punjabi songs, and winning titles together. We have done all this together. For me, it will always be cheeku and for the world King Kohli. Always keep that fire burning inside you. You are a superstar, special golden boot for you, keep making your country proud like this.