Live Updates

  • 9:34 PM IST

    UPDATE – 9.30 PM LOCAL (1600 GMT) – The pitch inspection is done.

  • 9:05 PM IST

    UPDATE – 9 PM LOCAL (1530 GMT) – The covers are off but we are still not starting. Because the pitch has not been dried out completely. The groundstaff has tried out the hair dryer, then an iron and now a heavy roller. Virat Kohli was not happy at all. The umpires are now at the pitch and inspecting.

  • 8:14 PM IST

    UPDATE – 8 PM LOCAL (1430 GMT) – The next inspection has been pushed down to 9 pm local.

  • 7:58 PM IST

    UPDATE – 7.50 PM LOCAL (1420 GMT) – Great news!

  • 6:52 PM IST

    Okay before we could start the first game of the decade for India and Sri Lanka, rain wants to have some say in the game.

  • 6:45 PM IST

    Sri Lanka (Playing XI) – Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera (WK), Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Lasith Malinga (C).

  • 6:44 PM IST

    INDIA (Playing XI) – Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah.

  • 6:43 PM IST

    Sri Lanka captain, Lasith Malinga, says that wicket might not change much but tells that he would’ve bowled first too. Feels it is not in their control and they will try to post a good first innings total. Says that they are trying to get their 15 sorted for the World Cup too. Tells that they have three seamers and two spinners in the side.

  • 6:43 PM IST

    Indian captain, Virat Kohli, says that this is a chasing ground and tells that two times teams have won batting second. On the dew already present on the ground, the Indian skipper says that it’s not a bad thing. Tells that with a lot of dew on the grounds, defending total is a difficult task. On India’s not so good record in T20Is, the Indian skipper tells that they have World Cup in their sight and they will prepare that thing in consideration. Tells that there are three proper fast bowlers in the side. Reveals that Manish Pandey, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson and Ravindra Jadeja are the players who miss out.

  • 6:42 PM IST

    Toss – Virat Kohli flips the coin and it lands in his favour. INDIA WILL BOWL FIRST.

  • 6:42 PM IST

    Pitch report – Murali Kartik and Sunil Gavaskar are in for the pitch report. Gavaskar tells that there are cracks just outside the off stump of the right-hander. Feels this is not a pretty-looking pitch. Believes that the spinners will get a lot of purchase from this wicket. Kartik tells that there is dew on the pitch already and says that the last ODI played on this ground was high a scoring one. Gavaskar reckons that the team winning the toss will opt to chase on this wicket.

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