Fixtures for T20I tri-nation series ‘Nidahas Trophy’ have been announced. The tournament will start on March 6 and will end on March 18. India and Bangladesh will be hosted by Sri Lanka. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ নিদাহাস ট্রফির সূচি প্রকাশ]
India will take on Sri Lanka in the opening game. There will be one day gap between every two matches. Bangladesh will face hosts Sri Lanka on March 8 in their first match. Each team will play against each side twice before the Final.
All the games will be played at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Every game will be a night game.
This will be the second time full-member nations will play a T20I tri-series. The first one is not far away as Australia, New Zealand and England will play Trans-Tasman tri-series in February in Australia and New Zealand
Sri Lanka are hosting Nidahas Trophy to celebrate country’s 70th anniversary. Last time, the Nidahas Trophy was played in 1998 when Sri Lanka celebrated it’s 50th independence. That was an ODI tri-series won by India.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are currently playing in Rocket ODI tri-nation series in Dhaka. The Tigers will play two Tests and two T20Is as well against the Lankans. Bangladesh toured Sri Lanka in 2017 and won one Test, ODI and T20I each. India claimed a 9-0 cleen sweep across formats in Sri Lanka last year.
Nidahas Trophy 2018 fixtures:
March 6, 2018 – Sri Lanka vs India
March 8, 2018 – India vs Bangladesh
March 10, 2018 – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
March 12, 2018 – Sri Lanka vs India
March 14, 2018 – India vs Bangladesh
March 16, 2018 – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh
March 18, 2018 – Final
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com