India and Sri Lanka being in action against each other had become such a repetitive event in the recent past that any new series was unlikely to generate that much interest. Now they will meet again, in the Nidahas Trophy 2018 Twenty20 tri-series, beginning in Colombo on Tuesday. The hosts will meet an Indian team led by Rohit Sharma. The side is without skipper Virat Kohli and the veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni, so some youngsters will get a chance to make a name for themselves.
But cricket in India rotates largely around those two names - Kohli and Dhoni - so don't be too surprised if the level of attention back home isn't high.