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Indian men's cricket team will start the year 2023 with a 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, starting from Tuesday. The T20I squad will be without experienced campaigners like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul. Hardik Pandya is set to lead the young squad which has some exciting young talents in the form of Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, and Ruturaj Gaikwad. 

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, is coming after a disappointing T20 World Cup. However, the last time when these two sides faced each other, Sri Lanka went on to beat India by 6 wickets in Asia Cup 2022. Sri Lankan team's strength relies on their spin bowling attack and top-order batters could pose a great threat to the young Indian team.

Numbers and Stats before IND vs SL 1st T20I game:

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Yuzvendra Chahal needs 2 more wickets to surpass Adam Zampa and become the leading wicket-taker against Sri Lanka in the men's T20Is.

Most wickets vs Sri Lanka in men's T20I:
Adam Zampa - 21
Yuzvendra Chahal - 20
Chris Jordan - 17

3 - Dasun Shanaka needs 3 more sixes to complete the milestone of hitting 100 sixes in international cricket.

4 - Yuzvendra Chahal needs 4 more wickets to surpass Bhuvneshwar Kumar and become the leading wicket-taker for the Indian men's team in T20Is.

4 - Kusal Mendis needs 4 more sixes to become 4th Sri Lankan batsman to complete 50 sixes in T20Is. 

5 - Hardik Pandya has played 5 T20I matches as captain and he hasn't lost a single T20I game so far. 

12 - Sri Lanka hasn't won a single men's T20I game in their last 12 games on Indian soil. The visitors lost 11 out of their last 12 T20I matches on Indian soil with 1 game ending in no result.

17 - India has won 17 men's T20I matches against Sri Lanka.

Most matches won against an opposition team in men's T20I:
England - 19 vs Pakistan
Pakistan - 18 vs New Zealand
India - 17 vs Sri Lanka
India - 17 vs West Indies

180.97 - Suryakumar Yadav has a batting strike rate of 180.97 in T20Is.