India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Match Live Streaming Free and TV Channels List: How to Watch on Mobile and Live Telecast on TV

India vs Sri Lanka T20 series will kickstart from February 24th and here's how you can watch it online with ease!


After their win in the T20 series against Sri Lanka, the Indian team is now geared up to win the Paytm Test series on its home turf starting from March 4th. The Men in Blue will be going against their neighbour, Sri Lanka, in two-match Test series. The Indian team will be led by Rohit Sharma, while Jaspreet Bumrah has been named as Vice-Captain for the Sri Lanka tour of India.

The Sri Lankan team will also hope to make a comeback in the Test series after their defeat in the T20I series against team India. So, if you are planning to watch all the live cricket action between the two nations, then you have to come to the right place. We have compiled a detailed article that will help you keep track of all the upcoming India vs Sri Lanka test series matches, along with how you can watch it online and on your TV. So, without any further ado, let’s get started.

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When Does India vs Sri Lanka Test Series Begin (Date and Time in India)?

India vs Sri Lanka test series will kickstart from March 4th. The first test match will be played at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh. The second test match will be played on March 12th at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The test matches will begin at 9:30 AM IST and live telecast on Star Sports channels.

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Where to Watch India vs Sri Lanka Test Series 1st Test Live Match?

The India vs Sri Lanka T20 series will be broadcasted by the Star Sports network as the company has acquired the rights from ICC. This simply means that users can watch all the live cricket action on Star Sports channels and on the Disney+ Hotstar application.

Those planning to watch India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test match online need to purchase a subscription for Disney+ Hotstar. The streaming service currently has three different plans:

  • Disney+ Hotstar Mobile: The pack comes with a price tag of Rs 499 per year and allows you to watch all content on a mobile device.
  • Disney+ Hotstar Super: The subscription offer from Hotstar is priced at Rs 899, and one can watch all the live cricket matches and more on two devices simultaneously.
  • Disney+ Hotstar Premium: The top-end plan from the company is available for Rs 1,499 per year. The plan allows users to watch all the content in the highest quality on four devices at one time.

How to Watch India vs Sri Lanka Test Series Live Streaming Online for Free in India?

The good thing here is that there are multiple operators that provide free Disney+ Hotstar subscriptions to their customers with its range of prepaid plans and broadband packs. So, if you want to watch India vs Sri Lanka Test match for free, make sure you recharge your mobile or broadband with the following plans.

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Prepaid Recharge Plans with 56 Days Validity and Disney+ Hotstar Subscription

Airtel and Reliance Jio offer special prepaid plans that bring Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription bundle. Both the companies are currently offering one plan that offers 56 days of validity and comes with a Disney+ Hotstar Mobile subscription. However, Vodafone Idea is set ahead and offers a Disney+ Hotstar Mobile bundled prepaid plan with a validity of 70 days. Check out all the details here: Operator Recharge Plan Data Voice SMS Validity
1 Airtel Rs 838 2GB/day Unlimited 100 SMS/Day 56 Days
2 Reliance Jio Rs 799 2GB/day Unlimited 100 SMS/Day 56 Days
3 Vodafone Idea Rs 901 3GB/Day + 48GB Unlimited 100 SMS/Day 70 Days

Broadband Plans with Disney+ Hotstar Subscription

BSNL and Reliance Jio Fiber are two popular broadband companies that are currently offering free Disney+ Hotstar subscriptions for their customers.

BSNL Super Star Premium Plus Broadband Plan

To start with BSNL, the state-owned operator has recently rolled out Rs 999 plan, also known as Super Star Premium Plus. The broadband plan brings a host of interesting features like Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription along with access to different OTT apps like Lions Gate LLP, Shemaroo Me and Shemaroo Gujarati, Hungama Music and Hungama play SVOD, SonyLIV Premium, Zee5 Premium, Voot Select and YuppTV Live. The plan offers 150Mbps of internet speed and comes with a FUP limit of 2000GB.

Reliance JioFiber Rs 999 Broadband Plan

Coming to Reliance JioFiber Rs 999, the plan comes with a validity of 30 days. The pack offers internet speeds of 150Mbps and comes with unlimited data benefits. The plan also bundles with free voice calling across the country. Coming to the OTT benefits, users will get access to Disney+ Hotstar along with Amazon Prime Video, Voot Select, SonyLiv, Zee5 Premium, Voot Kids, Sun NXT, Hoichoi, Universal+, Lionsgate Play, Eros Now, ShemarooMe, ALT Balaji, Jiocinema, and JioSaavn.

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How to Watch India vs Sri Lanka Test Series on TV?

The India vs Sri Lanka 1st test match will be broadcasted on Star Sports channels. One can manually add the below-mentioned Star Sports channels to your DTH pack or one can select bundled plans that comes with Star Sports. The channels that will be broadcasting the live match between the two nations are as follows:

  • Star Sports 1
  • Star Sports 1 HD
  • Star Sports 1 Hindi
  • Star Sports 1 HD Hindi
  • Star Sports 1 Tamil
  • Star Sports 1 Telugu
  • Star Sports 1 Kannada

India vs Sri Lanka T20 Series: List of Live Telecast Channels with Price and Channel Numbers

Serial No. Channel Name Channel numbers on Tata Sky Channel numbers on Airtel Digital TV DTH Channel numbers on Videocon d2h Channel numbers on Dish TV Price
1 Star Sports 1 455 277 401 603 Rs 22.42
2 Star Sports 1 HD 454 278 923 602 Rs 22.42
3 Star Sports 1 Hindi 460 281 407 607 Rs 22.42
4 Star Sports 1 HD Hindi 459 282 925 606 Rs 22.42
5 Star Sports 1 Tamil 1516 803 521 1865 Rs 20.06
6 Star Sports 1 Telugu 1421 928 750 NA Rs 22.42
7 Star Sports 1 Kannada 1638 974 689 NA Rs 22.42

India vs Sri Lanka Test Series Squad

India Test Series Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, R Pant, KS Bharat, R Ashwin (subject to fitness), R Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, J Bumrah (vc), Md. Shami, Md. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Saurabh Kumar.

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Sri Lanka Test Series Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva (vc), Kusal Mendis (subject to fitness), Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrema, Lasith Embuldeniya.

India vs Sri Lanka Test Series Full Schedule with Date, Time, and Venue

Match No Date Time Place
1st Test Match March 4 – March 8 09:30 IST
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
2nd Test Match March 12 – March 16 09:30 IST
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru