Match Preview: India vs Sri Lanka

Today is the third ODI between Sri Lanka and India.
As we can see that India is looking mighty. They have won both the previous matches quite easily.
Its time for Sri Lanka to prove themselves.
Chamara Kapugedera will be the captain of Sri Lanka in 3rd and 4th match.
This decision is a bit debatable as there are players like Malinga and Mendis in the squad.
Coming to India, their top batsman are playing so impeccably that their middle and lower batting order need not be disastrous.
India have won every toss.
Sri Lanka will hope Kapugedera can change things for Lanka.

completed matches, most recent first
Sri Lanka LLLLW
India WWWLW

Weather Condition:
There is a prediction that rain will affect today’s game.

Watch Out For:
Shikhar Dhawan:
He is a player who is in best of his form.
He has scored 133* in one match and 49 in other. Sri Lankans will look forward to get his wicket in early overs.

Akila Dananjaya:
He took 6 wickets in the last match. Sri Lanka’s bowling unit is strengthen because of his presence. He will have to play his role if Lanka wants to win the next match.

Probable XI

Sri Lanka: 1 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 2 Lahiru Thirimanne, 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Dinesh Chandimal, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Chamara Kapugedera (capt), 7 Milinda Siriwardana 8 Akila Dananjaya, 9 Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Vishwa Fernando, 11 Lasith Malinga

India : 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 KL Rahul, 4 Kedar Jadhav, 5 Virat Kohli (capt), 6 MS Dhoni (wk), 7 Hardik Pandya, 8 Axar Patel, 9 Yuzvendra Chahal, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Jasprit Bumrah

Stats and trivia

* Dananjaya had not bowled in an ODI before 2017, but his T20 stats were five matches, seven wickets, average of 13.57, and economy rate of 6.78

* Rohit Sharma’s 54 in Pallekele was only his second fifty in 23 ODI innings in Sri Lanka.

* With 99 stumpings to his name, MS Dhoni needs one more to claim the record for most ODI stumpings.

* Bhuvneshwar Kumar hit his maiden ODI fifty on Tuesday, but remains the only India bowler not to have picked up a wicket in Sri Lanka yet.

 

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