1st T20I: India, Sri Lanka wait as rain plays in Guwahati


Keralite Sanju Samson is once again on the bench.

Virat Kohli and Lasith Malinga with the T20 trophy (Photo: Twitter|BCCI)

Guwahati: Both India and Sri Lanka are eagerly waiting to start the first match of the T20I series as rain has delayed play on Sunday. Earlier, India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field first.

On a track which is expected to help spinners and make batting difficult, India -- sans Rohit Sharma who is rested -- left out Ravindra Jadeja as Kohli said they wanted to play Washington Sundar and Kuldeep Yadav as the Sri Lankans have more left handers in the side. Keralite Sanju Samson is once again on the bench.

Sri Lanka skipper Lasith Malinga said they are playing three seamers and two spinners with both teams looking to fine tune their skills ahead of the T20 World Cup in October this year.

India welcomed back Jasprit Bumrah and Shikhar Dhawan to the mix after both were out nursing respective injuries.

(With inputs from IANS)

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