According to ESPNcricinfo’s report, the tour to India will begin on 13 July. This day will be the first ODI. The second match will be played on 16 and the last match of the ODI series on 19 July. Then on 22nd, the T20 series will begin, whose second and final match will be on 24 and 27 July respectively. No information has been available about where the matches will be played, however, so far no official statement has been revealed about the program towards the BCCI.
Team India will reach Sri Lanka on 5 July
According to preliminary information, the Indian team will reach Sri Lanka on 5 July and will also leave for home on 28 July after finishing the series. On reaching Sri Lanka, the team will inevitably have to stay in Quarantine for a week. It will also be divided into two parts for seven days. The first three-day strict quarantine, which will have to be in-room and players will participate in training with each other in the last four days, although the entire process will take place at the hotel and grounds that are part of the bio bubble.
Matches will be held in an empty stadium only
In view of the current conditions and the rising outbreak of Corona virus, the series will take place without the presence of spectators inside the closed stadium. It will also be India’s first Sri Lanka tour after the 2018 Nidahas Trophy. Sri Lanka will also play for the first time with a team after returning from England. For Sri Lanka, the tour to India will be the first time at home after returning from England.
Test of new team India
In the absence of veterans like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, the players who were not selected for the tour of England will all show their strength in Sri Lanka. In such a situation, the selectors can give a gift to the cricketers who have done well for the youngsters, domestic cricket and India A who have impressed everyone in the IPL.
They may get a chance
Names like Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Prithvi Shaw, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Jaydev Unadkat, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakraborty and Rahul Teotia will be in the list of selectors.