Guwahati will host the first T20I match between India and Sri Lanka in 2020’s Sri Lanka’s Tour of India. As per the schedule released by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) on Wednesday, the match will be held on 5 January, 2020 at the Barsapara in the city.
The following matches in the series will be held in Indore and Pune on January 7 and January 10 respectively.
It may be mentioned here that in the wake of Zimbabwe’s suspension by ICC, the BCCI invited Sri Lanka to participate in the three-match series. Sri Lanka Cricket has confirmed their participation.
The Barsapara stadium in Guwahati made its international debut on October 10, 2017 by playing host to the 2nd T20I between India and Australia, where Australia beat India by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining).