Sri Lanka Tri series 2018
Nidahas Trophy is the T20 tri-series featuring Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. The tournament is played to celebrate the 70th year of Independence of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka hosts its Asian neighbors and strongest teams of the sub-continent. All the matches will be played at Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Each team will be playing twice against opponents. The top two teams in the points tally progress to the finals. The tournament will be a part of ICC fixtures and tours FTP program. The tournament in the shortest format will be held in March 2018.
India enters as the strongest team on paper. After winning a test and ODI series in South Africa they are ranked no.1 in ODI’s and Tests. Sri Lanka have regained some confidence after a victorious run in Bangladesh tour. This Sri Lanka Tri series 2018 would be a interesting ones to watch out for. Bangladesh can pounce back hard especially when you least expect them to.
Strongest teams of Indian Subcontinent
Without a shadow of doubt these teams are the kings of the sub-continent. Pakistan hasn’t played much at home in this decade. Afghanistan are still new entrants and they haven’t let their excellence win them a trophy yet. This series will be the battle of the Asian heavyweights and the outcome means a lot to the cricket world.
Sri Lanka vs. India: Familiar opponents
Sri Lanka vs. India fixtures have become a common place. The inclusion of Bangladesh should bring in some freshness. This series seems like it breathes life into never ending Lanka – India affair. Both these teams know so much about each other. Sri Lanka will be longing to face India in their backyard.
Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka: Lots of scores to settle
Sri Lanka enjoyed a victorious run in Bangladesh in early 2018 under the reign of their new coach Chandika Hathurusingha. It is the same man who empowered Bangladesh to achieve bigger. There have been opinions that he carried Intel across teams which was later confessed by the man himself. After being beaten in their own backyard, the Bangla nation has scores to settle in the Island.
India vs. Bangladesh: A budding rivalry
It just happened out of nowhere. Barring the memes during Asia Cup, Bangladesh and India shares a friendly rivalry on the field. Mustafizur bamboozling Indian batsmen Mushfiqur Rahim’s early celebrations and Dhoni’s masterclass batting are some of its defining moments. With Indian skipper in red hot form, Bangladesh have to punch above their weight to get their hands on the trophy.
The Nidahas Tophy is a short tourney. The tournament opener featuring India and Sri Lanka is on 6th March 2018, 19:00 Local Time. Following matches happen after 1 day breaks since Premadasa Stadium hosts every T20I. the tournament final is scheduled for 18th March 2018.
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