The Indian cricket team started the year with a very thrilling win. Team India, under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya, defeated Sri Lanka in the first match of the 3-match series. Batting first, India scored 162 runs for 5 wickets. In response, the entire Sri Lankan team was reduced to 160 runs. During this match, Suryakumar Yadav, who became the vice-captain for the first time, got a chance to captain the team in place of Hardik Pandya.