India takes on Sri Lanka in the first T20 match of Nidahas Trophy

India takes on Sri Lanka in the first T20 match of Nidahas Trophy

Nidahas Trophy 1998:
Nidahas Trophy 1998 was ODI (50 overs) tri nation series between India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka hosted by Sri Lanka on behalf of their 50th independence year. The tournament consist of 9 qualifying matches, where each team played three matches with the other two teams respectively and the two teams with most points advanced to finals. The event was totally wrecked by rain, leading to five out of nine matches abandonment. The final match was between India and Sri Lanka, where the Indian opening batsmen scored a partnership of 251 runs, Sachin Tendulkar being the player of the series and man of the match.

Nidahas Trophy 2018:
Nidahas Trophy 2018 is again on after 20 years as a T20 International tri nation series between Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India on behalf of Sri Lanka’s 70th independence year. The match is hosted by Sri Lanka, which will be held at Colombo the capital state of Sri Lanka. The event consist of a total of six matches, where each team play twice with the other two teams and the two teams with most points will be advanced to the finals. The event is scheduled from March 6 2018 to March 18 2018 where the matches are played on alternative days by each team.

India transformation:
Team India transformed a lot since the last Nidahas Trophy held on 1988. The fielding and bowling side have changed a lot, which stood as the main reason that took India to number 1 spot in both T20 and ODI categories. The batting side was always extra-ordinary from the Indian side, no doubt about it.

Prestigious 1st match between IND vs SL:
The first match between India and Sri Lanka will be held on March 6 2018, no wonder the cricket fans are very much excited to see the two great teams compete. Both the teams have came face to face in major ICC tournaments finals like World Cup and Champions Trophy, that makes more interest for the fans from both the sides to watch the match live without missing it. The television channel service providers have made the live telecast possible, so that the fans all over the world can watch Nidahas Trophy Matches Live from their television sets.

Star players:

Indian star players:
The return of Suresh Raina, have created so much excitement for the cricket fans around the world. With captain Virat Kholi with his consistent century scoring ability, leading the team along with the best finishers of the world MS Dhoni will be a great entertainment from the Indian side. Not to leave the young fast bowlers like Bumrah, Umesh Yadav who are now capable of bowling 140KPH along with the newly emerged wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal creating a great atmosphere for the Indian cricket team.

Sri Lankan star players:
ThisaraPerera and Mendis are the players to be noticed when it comes to T20 format, with the strike rate of over 150 they can be a great all rounder for Sri Lanka. The newly emerged batsman DanushkaGunathilaka is showing an impressive progress since his debut against India four months back.

Advantages of teams:

Sri Lanka:
Sri Lankan team has the advantage of playing in their home ground, with the atmosphere of Sri Lankan fans supporting them with huge numbers. The pitch could also be in favor of them, making them possible to win the game.

Indian team also has quiet a number equal to the Sri Lankan fans, the pitch won’t be much of the different from Indian pitch thereby giving equal chances for both the team to win the game in their own perspective.