[caption id="attachment_690357" align="aligncenter" width="594"]<img class="size-full wp-image-690357" alt="India enter the contest as favourites Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/843355612.jpg" width="594" height="355" /> India enter the contest as favourites Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/nidahas-trophy-2018" target="_blank">Nidahas Trophy</a> will be played after 20 years, to mark <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sri-lanka" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a>'s 70 years of Independence. The T20I tri-series will be contested by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">India</a>, Sri Lanka and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bangladesh" target="_blank">Bangladesh</a>. To commemorate the occasion, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sri-lanka-cricket" target="_blank">Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC)</a> will provide special gold-plated coins for the toss before all seven matches. This was confirmed by SLC President Thilanga Sumathipala. The tickets for the tournament opener, between India and Sri Lanka on March 6, have been sold out. The final of the tournament will be played on March 18. Curiously, all three sides will be led by stand-in captains Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka), Rohit Sharma (India) and Mahmudullah (Bangladesh).