With the series done and dusted, India Women will lock horns with Sri Lanka Women in the final game of the tour on Thursday at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele. Harmanpreet Kaur & Co. will look to inflict a whitewash on the Islanders ahead of the Commonwealth Games, scheduled to commence on July 28 in Birmingham.
India won their last game comprehensively by 10 wickets. Chasing 174 runs, the Indian openers showed positive intent right from the start and came all guns blazing against the hosts. Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana found the boundaries with ease and chased down the target with almost 25 overs to spare.
Shafali Verma remained unbeaten on 71 off 71 balls, which included four boundaries and one six, while Smriti Mandhana smacked 11 fours and one maximum for her 83-ball 94 runs knock.
India will hope to continue the momentum going in the next game, while Sri Lanka will look to bounce back and end the series on a high.
3rd ODI – Sri Lanka Women (SL W) vs India Women (IND W)
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Date & Time: July 07 at 10:00 AM IST and Local Time
Pallekele’s pitch is well balanced for both batters and bowlers. Spin bowlers have always dominated in the middle overs and the average first inning score is around 250 runs.
Predicted Playing XI
Sri Lanka Women: Chamari Atapattu (C), Hasini Perera, Hansima Karunaratne, Harshitha Madavi, Kavisha Dilhari, Nilakshi de Silva, Anushka Sanjeewani (wk), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Rashmi de Silva, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya
India Women: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Harleen Deol, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Richa Ghosh, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Meghna Singh
SL W vs IND W – Fantasy Team Predictions
Fantasy Team 1: Yastika Bhatia, Smriti Mandhana, Nilakshi de Silva, Hansima Karunaratne, Harleen Deol, Chamari Atapattu, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma (vc), Inoka Ranaweera, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Oshadi Ranasinghe
Fantasy Team 2: Anushka Sanjeewani, Yastika Bhatia, Smriti Mandhana (c), Sabbhineni Meghna, Hasini Perera, Chamari Atapattu (vc), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Inoka Ranaweera, Poonam Yadav