Kusal Perera blitz helps Lanka down India in 1st T20

Kusal Perera's 37-ball 66 helped Sri Lanka defeat India in the opening T20 of the Nidhahas Trophy.

India will square off against Sri Lanka in the first T20I on Tuesday.   -  AFP

 

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik(w), Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(w/c), Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep

TOSS UPDATE: Sri Lanka has won the toss and will bowl first.

Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar will be making his India debut today.

 

Here's our preview for tonight's game: India’s young turks ready for Tri-Nation test

Having faced Sri Lanka in 18 international matches this season (6Tests, 8 ODIs and 4 T20 Internationals) on home and away basis, another face-off awaits the players as the two sides lock horns in a T20 contest.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the first T20I between India and Sri Lanka.