Although the series is formally lost, Sri Lanka will be looking to salvage some Super League points from the 3rd ODI against India. It will be played at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on July 23, Friday.
Dasun Shanaka led-Sri Lanka continues to plunge further. After bossing the second innings, they faltered at an inopportune moment in the 2nd ODI. It is probably down to their lack of experience in winning for a while now. Lankan batsmen performed well, with Avishka Fernando and Charith Asalanka scoring fifties.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who suffered a sprain on his left knee, has recovered. He will be available for selection for the 3rd ODI. #SLvIND
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) July 22, 2021
The former threw his wicket, however, a thing that has become synonymous with Sri Lanka now. Through another fine cameo from Chamika Karunaratne, they put up a defendable 275/9 on the board. Wanindu Hasaranga stole the show with the ball, bamboozling three Indian batsmen but his efforts went in vain due to a lower order resistance. It might be time to make changes for the 3rd ODI.
India on the other hand has once again found heroes in adversity. It was Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who helped them snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in the 2nd ODI. However, their top-order batsmen will be hoping for a better show. They will be watchful with their shot-making, which brought about their downfall the last time around.
In the bowling section, Bhuvneshwar got into the wickets column which is a good sign for the Men in Blue. It was not the best of games for Kuldeep though, and India will be tempted to bring Rahul Chahar or Varun Chakravarthy in his place. The rest might hang on to their places for the 3rd ODI.
ᴀɴꜱᴡᴇʀꜱ ᴛᴏ ᴀʟʟ Qᴜᴇꜱᴛɪᴏɴꜱ ɪɴ ᴛʜɪꜱ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏ ᴀʀᴇ ᴡʀᴏɴɢ 😀
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 22, 2021
Sri Lanka vs India: 3rd ODI – Match Details
Match: Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd ODI
Date and Time: 23rd July 2021, 3:00 pm IST
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Both the games saw Sri Lanka put up a score in the range of 260-280. They have been flat tracks, however, with little to no swing for the pacers. The spinners thrived in the games, and expect them to do so once again. A 300+ total might be on the cards if the batsmen take their time to settle in and launch later.
Predicted Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera
India: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sri Lanka vs India 2021: 3rd ODI – Dream11 Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Prithvi Shaw, Avishka Fernando, Shikhar Dhawan, Suryakumar Yadav, Dhananjaya De Silva, Deepak Chahar, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dushmantha Chameera, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Captain: Shikhar Dhawan | Vice-captain: Suryakumar Yadav
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Dasun Shanaka, Ishan Kishan, Avishka Fernando, Suryakumar Yadav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamika Karunaratne
Captain: Suryakumar Yadav | Vice-captain: Wanindu Hasaranga