2nd T20 International between India & Sri Lanka to be played today

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Guwahati: Indian skipper Virat Kohli looks on at the trophy before the start of 1st T20 match against Sri Lanka at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Guwahati: Indian skipper Virat Kohli looks on at the trophy before the start of 1st T20 match against Sri Lanka at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Team India will be playing the second T20 International match against Sri Lanka at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore at 7 PM today.

Given that the 27,000-capacity Holkar Stadium in the city has been a happy hunting ground for India, the hosts will be favourites when they take on their Asian rival.

The stadium has hosted two Tests, a T20 international and 5 ODIs since 2006 and India have emerged victorious on all the eight occasions.

Coincidently, the first T20I at the Holkar Stadium was played between India and Sri Lanka on December 22, 2017 and the Men in Blue had defeated the visitors by 88 runs.

Before the Holkar Stadium was built, cricket matches used to take place at the city’s Nehru Stadium.

In 1997, Sri Lanka had played against India at the Nehru Stadium, but the match was abandoned after the visitors had complained about the quality of the pitch.

(PTI)