After winning the 2nd ODI & completely crushing the host, India is all set to meet Sri Lanka in 3rd ODI on 23rd July, at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. According to IST, the match will begin at 3.00 PM.
SL vs IND: India Tour of Sri Lanka: Preview
Sri Lankan batters had a good outing in the last match. Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka gave a solid start to the team. Charith Asalanka scored a timely fifty. It was actually looking like Sri Lanka will defeat India to equalize the series. Sri Lanka had a plan to deal with their aggressive approach of Indian openers. Their spinners stepped up and delivered in the last match.
The plan was successful & India’s top order started falling like a house of cards. However, Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar built a calculated and solid partnership to steer India home. While the result didn’t go their way, Sri Lanka’s assured display with the ball, for the most part, should come as a relief to the team.
SL vs IND: 3rd ODI Match: Weather Report
There is a good chance that the 3rd ODI could get washed out by rain, with a thunderstorm forecast on Friday. It should remain a warm and humid day, though, with an average temperature of around 28 degrees celsius.
SL vs IND: 3rd ODI Match: Pitch Report
The wicket at the R Premadasa Stadium was already slower than what it was in the 2nd ODI, and that trend should continue on Friday. The spinners should fare better than the pacers, although there could still be some zip off the wicket that the latter can extract.
SL vs IND: 3rd ODI Match: Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (WK), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama/Akila Dananjaya, and Lakshan Sandakan
India: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan/ Sanju Samson (WK), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal/ Varun Chakravarthy, and Kuldeep Yadav.
SL vs IND: Result of Last 5 ODI matches
Sri Lanka: L/L/L/L/L
SL vs IND: 2nd ODI: Live Score – www.cricbuzz.com
SL vs IND: 3rd ODI Match: Match Prediction
India is confident enough to win the third game as well. They have shown every quality of being a winner. After a brilliant performance from their middle & lower order, India will be coming up with a plan to white wash the hosts completely. Sri Lankan spinners have performed brilliantly in the last match but their team still looks weak in front of India’s line up of players.