Team India is all geared up to play their first ODI of this year against Sri Lanka on January 10, at ACA cricket stadium in Barsapara, Guwahati.
Indian crickets Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Santosh Iyer, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami will be arriving in Guwahati today.
The rest of the team will be landing in the city tomorrow, along with team Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, the Assam Cricket Association is taking all the necessary steps to host the game. The ground team at the Barsapara Stadium has initiated preparations to get the ground ready for the match.
Addressing a media gathering earlier, the president of the Assam Cricket Association Taranga Gogoi stated that the Association has roped in an NGO to ensure that there is no presence of snakes or any other unwanted elements in the field, as was the case in the T20 match between India and South Africa in October last year, which was also halted by a partial power outage.
Gogoi said that there was some technical problem with one of the floodlight towers in the India-South Africa match.
However, he assured us that ACA has already initiated the work of using LED bulbs for all the floodlights.
The match would start soon after the toss scheduled at 8 AM.
Tickets are available offline at ticket counters at Nehru Stadium, Guwahati, and online at BookMyShow.com. Tickets are priced at Rs 475 for students only and the prices go up to Rs 6000 for the South Stand 1st floor corporate box.