The Blue Tigers head coach Igor Stimac has come under fire for India's failure to win enough matches in the recent past and he will be under the pump on Thursday.
Young opener Devdutt Padikkal said his maiden tour with the Indian team to Sri Lanka was a very exciting appearance.
The 23-year-old had a meteoric rise in the past six months as he first impressed in the IPL after being picked up by Rajasthan Royals and then went on to represent India, claiming three wickets.
In the one ODI, Sanju Samson managed to score 46, while in the three T20Is, the right-handed batsman managed to score just 34 runs.
It has come to light that spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and K Gowtham have also tested positive for the virus in Sri Lanka.
Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad among four debutants as COVID-hit India bat first against Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to bowl against a COVID-19 hit Indian team.
Krunal Pandya, who tested positive on Tuesday morning, has been quarantined and the entire contingent's RT-PCR test reports are awaited.
Shikhar Dhawan, India's stand-in skipper for the tour of Sri Lanka, said he had faith in his spinners to pull off a win in the first T20.
With a good haul of wickets in the ongoing limited overs series against Sri Lanka, Chahal wriggled out of the rough patch that had confronted him during the truncated 2021 IPL.
India vs Sri Lanka first T20I: Dasun Shanaka wins toss, opts to bowl as Varun Chakravarthy, Prithvi Shaw get debut caps
Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl in the opening T20I against India, which handed debut caps to Varun Chakravarthy and Prithvi Shaw.
The 30-year-old from Mumbai clinched the man of the series award for amassing 124 runs with a highest score of 53 in his debut ODI series against Sri Lanka.
While India won the three-match ODI series 2-1, the exciting rookies who were blooded on the day still have a long way to go before they can come close to challenging the big boys.
Rahul Dravid ensured game time for almost everyone in the squad as Nitish Rana, Rahul Chahar, Chetan Sakariya, Kishnappa Gowtham and Sanju Samson made their debuts.
Deepak Chahar after leading the Indian team to victory in the Second ODI against Sri Lanka said that Dhoni had a very big impact on him not only at CSK but while growing up, too.
The team management might also have to consider the workload of the bowlers, as they are playing six matches in just 12 days in humid Sri Lankan conditions.