Nidahas Trophy 2018
The Nidahas Trophy 2018 is a T20 Tri-series that will see three teams, namely, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh compete against each other. It is to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 70th year of independence that the tournament is being played.
Each team will play each other twice. Two teams will then make it to the final that will be held on 18th March 2018. The venue for all the matches will be R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
The tournament kicks off on 6th March, with Sri Lanka and India playing the first T20I. The entire schedule is listed as follows.
Nihadas Trophy Schedule
|1st T20||6th March 2018||Sri Lanka||v||India|
|2nd T20||8th March 2018||Bangladesh||v||India|
|3rd T20||10th March 2018||Sri Lanka||v||Bangladesh|
|4th T20||12th March 2018||Sri Lanka||v||India|
|5th T20||14th March 2018||Bangladesh||v||India|
|6th T20||16th March 2018||Sri Lanka||v||Bangladesh|
|Final||18th March 2018||TBD||v||TBD|
The declaration of the squads came as a surprise as India skipper Virat Kohli and former skipper M.S. Dhoni were rested for the tournament. Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah were also not included.
Bangladesh captain, Shakib Al Hasan has been ruled out owing to an injury. Mahmudullah will lead the side in his absence
Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews has also been ruled out. Niroshan Dickwella and fast bowler Lasith Malinga are also among names that have been dropped for the tournament.
|India Squad||Bangaldesh Squad||Sri Lanka Squad|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Tamim Iqbal||Upul Tharanga|
|Washington Sundar||Soumya Sarkar||Thisara Perera|
|Vijay Shankar||Sabbir Rahman||Suranga Lakmal|
|Suresh Raina||Rubel Hossain||Nuwan Pradeep|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Nurul Hasan||Kusal Perera|
|Shardul Thakur||Nazmul Islam||Kusal Mendis|
|Rohit Sharma(c)||Mustafizur Rahman||Jeevan Mendis|
|Rishabh Pant||Mushfiqur Rahim||Isuru Udana|
|Mohammed Siraj||Mehidy Hasan||Dushmantha Chameera|
|Manish Pandey||Mahmudullah (c)||Dinesh Chandimal(c)|
|Lokesh Rahul||Liton Das||Dhananjaya de Silva|
|Jaydev Unadkat||Imrul Kayes||Dasun Shanaka|
|Dinesh Karthik||Ariful Haque||Danushka Gunathilaka|
|Deepak Hooda||Abu Jayed||Amila Aponso|
|Axar Patel||Abu Hider Rony||Akila Dananjaya|
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