The third ODI between India and Sri Lanka will take place on Sunday, January 15 at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. The visitors will look to salvage their pride after losing the first two matches. They have so far failed to put up a good show in the ongoing ODI series.
After winning the toss, Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka opted to bat first. However, they couldn’t make the most of it, putting only 215 runs on the board. Kusal Mendis was the leading run-scorer in the innings, with 34 runs. Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav picked three wickets each. In response, India chased down the target in around forty-four overs, with KL Rahul staying unbeaten on 64 runs.
The third ODI is a dead rubber with the series already in India’s pocket. However, the hosts will be looking to whitewash Sri Lanka, by winning the final game of the series.
Details: India vs Sri Lanka, Third ODI
Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Date and Time: Sunday, January 15, 1:30 PM
The Greenfield International Stadium has hosted one ODI match till now. West Indies was bowled for a mere 104 runs in the match by Team India. The wicket is expected to suit the bowlers, especially the pacers. The team that wins the toss is likely to bowl first.
India (IND) vs Sri Lanka (SL) – Predicted Playing XI
India – Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer/Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Umran Malik/Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, and Kuldeep Yadav.
Sri Lanka – Dasun Shanaka (C), Avishka Fernando, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara.
Fantasy Team Suggestions – IND vs SL
Team 1: KL Rahul, Kusal Mendis, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka, Axar Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Kasun Rajitha, Umran Malik
Team 2: KL Rahul, Kusal Mendis, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka, Dhanajaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kuldeep Yadav, Kasun Rajitha, Umran Malik