The third T20I between Sri Lanka and India is all set to take place on Thursday, July 29 at the R. Premadasa Stadium.
After losing the first T20I, the Sri Lankan team made a fine comeback in the series by beating India by four wickets in the second t20I. The series is now leveled at 1-1. The Sri Lankan batters held their nerves on a difficult batting wicket to chase down the target of 133. Minod Bhanuka (31-ball 36) and Dhananjaya De Silva (34-ball 40) played sensible knocks to take Sri Lanka home.
WATCH: 📽 Dhananjaya de Silva's unbeaten 40 vs India | 2nd T20💥
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) July 29, 2021
Meanwhile, after Krunal Pandya tested positive for the covid-19 virus the Indian team was forced to play a depleted attack. The likes of Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, and Chetan Sakariya made their T20I debuts for India. Batting first, except Shikhar Dhawan, the rest of the Indian batting struggled to go beyond the 30-runs mark. The bowling attack tried to pull things back in India’s favour in the second innings, but the Sri Lankans got the better of them.
Talking about the Third T20I, India may have to make a forced change as Navdeep Saini injured himself in the last T20I. As the series heads into the decider, both the teams will be raring to go past the final hurdle. All in all the third T20I promises to be another thrilling encounter.
Sri Lanka vs India: 3rd T20I – Match Details
Match: Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd T20I
Date and Time: 29th July 2021, 8:00 pm IST
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
The average first innings score at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in the Last five T20Is is 153 runs. The pitch will be on the slower side and will assist the spinners. The average temperature should be around 28 degrees Celsius
Predicted Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (C), Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhanajaya de Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Akila Dhanajaya, Dushmantha Chameera
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Navdeep Sain/Ishan Porel, and Chetan Sakariya
Sri Lanka vs India 2021: 3rd T20I – Dream11 Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Sanju Samson, Minod Bhanuka, Shikhar Dhawan, Avishka Fernando, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Akila Dhanajaya
Captain: Shikhar Dhawan | Vice-captain: Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Minod Bhanuka, Shikhar Dhawan, Dasun Shanaka, Avishka Fernando, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Dushmantha Chameera, Akil Dhananjaya, Kuldeep Yadav
Captain: Shikhar Dhawan | Vice-captain: Wanindu Hasaranga