Sri Lanka Team during a training session in Colombo
Pix courtesy SLC
The Sri Lankan Cricket Team, led by veteran pacer Lasith Malinga, arrived in Guwahati yesterday for the three-match T20I series against India.
The Sri Lankan Team headed straight to the team hotel amid thick security cover.
The members of the Indian Team are expected to arrive in batches today for the series opener on Sunday.
About 27,000 tickets of the 39,500-capacity Barasapra Stadium has already been sold out.
“People were busy with the Christmas and New Year celebrations. We are expecting a last minute ticket rush now,” an official of the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) said yesterday. The second T20 will be played in Indore on January 7 while Pune will host the final match of the series on January 10.
The short series will mark the Twenty20 World Cup countdown for the two neighbouring countries.