India Vs Srilanka Tuesday 9 February 2016
At MCA’s International Stadium, Gahunje, Near Pune
A T20 international cricket game at the Gahunje Stadium always generates a lot of interest and excitement. Lasith Malinga’s ‘Lankan Lions’ will take on MS Dhoni’s ‘Men in Blue’ for this first encounter in the three game T20 series to be played in India in February 2016. MS Dhoni, the Indian team captain and now the Pune IPL team captain will look to keep his winning record in Pune intact.
The islanders are no strangers to the Stadium either and after having played quite a few games at this venue for the Indian Premier League, Malinga, Matthews and company will look at pulling all their experience together to counter the Indians. On the other hand, the Indians playing at home and in familiar conditions, will be a formidable opposition, to overcome.
To be played as a day-night encounter, this game promises to be a thriller what with Punekars having more than one reason to cheer and support MS Dhoni and his ‘Men in Blue’ !!