England clean swept Sri Lanka by 3-0 two years ago but Root is expecting z tougher challenge this time.
The veteran had made quite a surprise return in the leading role in later part of the year 2018.
Kohli broke Ricky Ponting's record as it was his 169th international match as the captain.
With 3 shots to the boundary and 5 over-boundaries, the man of the moment Tawhid scored 111 runs.
In-form David Warner grounded the opposition with the third successive half-century in the series.
The score of 233 was Australia's highest-ever total on home soil and fourth highest overall in T20Is.
Both Steve Smith and David Warner featured in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and the Ashes Tests.
The 3-0 sweep is the first ever T20I series whitewash for Sri Lanka.
On return of cricket in Pakistani soil after ten long years, the home team is jubilated with a series triumph.
24-year old Azam hammered a brilliant 105-ball 115 to lift Pakistan to 305-7 in their fifty overs.
The series against Zimbabwe was in doubt after ICC suspended ZC in July this year over government interference.
Sri Lanka's tour to Pakistan is scheduled to begin on 27 September and end on 9 October.
New Zealand required seven runs to win in last four balls of the second T20I match against Sri Lanka.
Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme put New Zealand to win the first T20I of the series against Sri Lanka.
Lasith Malinga is the only bowler to have three hat-tricks in one day international cricket.
Ajantha Mendis is the only bowler to claim a six-fer in T20Is twice.
New Zealand claim a superlative win against Sri Lanka in the second Test to square the two-match Test series 1-1.
Tim Southee reached into the landmark of 250 Test wickets as the fourth Kiwi bowler to achieve the feat.
SLC announced preliminary squad for Test series against New Zealand. Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews both made their return.
Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets in 2nd ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ODI series.
Sri Lanka was defeated comfortably by Australia at the Oval as Aaron Finch smashed 153 runs off 132 balls.
Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of upcoming clash against Bangladesh after being hit in the hand during net sessions.