The former India captain, who has been promoted up the order in previous matches, gave the youngsters in the team a chance by coming to bat 4 down with India chasing a modest 136 for a win. Ravi Shastri, who is at the helms of affairs, said that the team management does not care about winning or losing in T20 cricket. The match will start at 7 PM IST.
At the Wankhede Stadium, India won by five wickets to complete a 3-0 whitewash over the islanders.
In last two years, Sri Lanka has suffered defeats in 22 T20 Internationals out of 30 matches. The pitch conditions are good and the weather is fine for today's match.
There is also the issue of his batting form. Rohit Sharma smashed his Century in just 35 balls which was the joint-fastest in T20Is along with South African David Miller. Bowling the first over of the innings and conceding just 22 off his four, Sundar, who, at 18 years and 80 days replaced Rishabh Pant as India's youngest ever T20I debutant, enjoyed a flawless night. Washington Sundar will make his debut and Siraj comes in whereas Chahal and Bumrah miss out.More news: London Zoo on lockdown after fire broke out next to the Meerkats
Thanks to Shanaka's cameo, which included two sixes-the first one over extra cover off Hardik Pandya and the second a massive strike off Siraj and Dhananjaya's good use of the long handle, 114 for off 19 overs suddenly became 135 for seven in 20 and Lanka had something to fight with.
In another squad change, Danushka Gunathilaka has replaced Chaturanga de Silva.
Captaincy is something Rohit Sharma has taken a great liking to in the absence of Virat Kohli. Last game in Mumbai which is known to them and they are put smiles on People faces.