India vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I - Shaw, Suryakumar may be unavailable for entire series

India have won 13 of the 19 T20Is they have played against Sri Lanka.

India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Preview: Sri Lanka to bet on it's spinners and Team India on batters.
Suryakumar Yadav would like to repeat ODI success in T20I. (Credit: StarSports)

Sri Lanka would be pretty pleased with their performance in the ODI series against India despite losing it 1-2. It was a young team led by an inexperienced skipper in Dasun Shanaka and coach, Mickey Arthur would also be pretty satisfied for showing character and fighting hard.

They won the final ODI convincingly by 3 wickets and could have won the second ODI as well when they had India on the mat at 193-7. Its another matter that Deepak Chahar had other plans on that day and he ensured that India crossed the finishing line with 3 wickets to spare.

The performances of Sri Lanka cricket team in the last two games would have given them a world of confidence going into the three-match T20I series.

However, Shanaka and Co would be aware of the fact that India can pose a tougher challenge in the T20 format. Team India are filled with destructive power hitters and would be auditioning for the T20 World Cup. Skipper Shikhar Dhawan has already stated that they are going to play with their best XI in the first T20 international.

India would also be aware of the fact that the upcoming T20 series is their only limited-overs series left before the T20 World Cup. The three T20 internationals, thus, are going to be extremely important as far as Indian players are concerned.

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