Nidahas Trophy T20I Tri-series: Squads, Fixtures, Watch Online & TV Channel

2018 Nidahas Trophy T20I Tri-Series
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After dusting the South Africa tour, Team India will head to Sri Lanka for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy T20I Tri-series tournament, which will be held between India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. The very first of the 2018 Nidahas Trophy fixtures will be played between India and Sri Lanka on 6th March, with Bangladesh playing the second Nidahas Trophy fixture against India on 8th March.

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2018 Nidahas Trophy, the T20I Tri-Series tournament marks 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence

The event, which has been organised to mark the 70th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence, will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

As reported by Mumbai Mirror, speaking about the T20I Tri-Series which will be played between Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Cricket’s (SLC) President, Thilanga Sumathipala, said while announcing the 2018 Nidahas Trophy T20I Tri-Series,

“70 years is a long journey, and one that needs to be commemorated and celebrated. We are happy that our closest neighbours, who share more or less the same journey of independence are joining us in this celebration, which we believe will be a milestone and an augur of the great things to come in the annals of cricket.”

Where to watch 2018 Nidahas Trophy T20I Tri-Series Online and on TV Channel?

Cricket fans from all around the world can watch the fixtures on various sports channels. In India, all the matches will be broadcasted on the Sony Six, Sony, and Ten 3. While in the Sri Lanka, the fans can watch the matches on the SLRC and Ten Cricket channel.

To watch the Nidahas Trophy online, you can tune into SonyLiv, and Willow TV Online.

2018 Nidahas Trophy T20I Tri-Series TV Channels

Country TV Channels
India Sony Six, Sony Ten 3
Sri Lanka SLRC, Ten Cricket
UK Sky Sports, Now TV
Australia Fox Sports
South Africa SuperSport
Pakistan Ten Cricket
USA, Canada Willow TV

2018 Nidahas Trophy Fixtures and Schedule

The start of the T20I Tr-Series Nidahas Trophy 2018 fixtures have been preponed by two days, and the event will now kickoff on March 6, instead of March 8 which was planned earlier. All the 2018 Nidahas Trophy fixtures, including the final, will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium (RPS) and will start at 7 PM local time.

The 2018 Nidahas Trophy fixtures will be played over the course of two weeks, starting from the T20I Tri-Series opener on March 6th (Tuesday) between Sri Lanka and India, with the final taking place on March 18 (Sunday).

Both the visiting teams – India and Bangladesh – will arrive Sri Lanka on March 4. While Bangladesh are scheduled to play a warm-up game ahead of the kick off of the 2018 Nidahas Trophy T20I Tri-Series, India would begin the competition without any practice match, Sri Lanka Cricket sources told Cricbuzz.
Date Time (IST) 2018 Nidahas Trophy Fixtures
March 6, Tuesday 7 PM Sri Lanka vs India
March 8, Thursday 7 PM Bangladesh vs India
March 10, Saturday 7 PM Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
March 12, Monday 7 PM India vs Sri Lanka
March 14, Wednesday 7 PM India vs Bangladesh
March 16, Friday 7 PM Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
March 18, Sunday 7 PM Final: TBD


2018 Nidahas Trophy – Predicted XI for all teams

Indian team management have decided to rest some key players for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy, and the T20I Tri-Series tournament will see a new-look India squad. Team skipper Virat Kohli has been rested, who will be replaced by Rohit Sharma. Apart from Kohli, wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni has too been rested, along with some key pacers and spinners.

India’s Predicted XI – Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat.

Sri Lanka’s Predicted XI – Dinesh Chandimal (c), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera

Bangladesh Predicted XI – Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed, Taskin Ahmed, Imrul Kayes, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Abu Hider Rony

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