SL Vs IND MPL Team Prediction: After defeating Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI team India is all set to win the series by whitewashing the host. The India-Sri Lanka rivalry is a treat to watch for every cricketing fan. There was a time when the Sri Lanka Cricket Board was single-handedly dominating the world’s best international teams. Sri Lankan Cricket Board is a place where legends like Kumar Sangakara, Sanath Jayasurya , Ranatunga, Mahela Jayewardene were born.
The world witnessed absolute dominance by these underdogs, but things are quite different now that the team is hardly winning matches. The kind of performance the Sri Lankan team is showcasing is heartbreaking to see for every cricketing fan. The 3rd ODI is scheduled to be played at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on July 23rd, 2021.
Talking about Sri Lanka’s performance in the last ODI, Chamika Karunaratne turned out to be a great finisher and a great bowling option. Wanindu Hasaranga stood alone in the final match with three wickets. India may look for some changes as the series is already in their kitty. Devdutt Padikkal could replace Prithvi Shaw and Sanju Samson could replace Manish Pandey. Bhuvneshwar Kumar may also take a break and the fans may see Navdeep Saini in action.
As mentioned in our previous articles, team India is not only the tournament favourite but also the tour’s favourite. The so-called India B led by Shikhar Dhawan will defeat Sri Lanka in the final match and with this, India will once again whitewash Sri Lanka in its home.
Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, and Kasun Rajitha.
Prithvi Shaw/Devdutt Padikkal, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ishan Kishan (wk), Manish Pandey/Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Kuldeep Yadav.
India and Sri Lanka played 161 games against each other, Sri Lanka won 56 times, but India defeated Sri Lanka 93 times in international games. Rivalry witnessed 11 no results and one tied result.
A thunderstorm is expected on Friday, which could wash away the third ODI. However, the average temperature is around 28 degrees celsius, which means it will be warm and humid.
The wicket at R. Premadasa Stadium is already slower than the wickets of the 2nd ODI, and that trend should continue on Friday as well. Spinners should work better than fast bowlers. But there may still be zip from the wicket that the latter can extract.
Wicket-keepers – Ishan Kishan
Batsmen – Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Sanju Samson, Charith Asalanka, and Avishka Fernando.
All-rounders – Hardik Pandya, and Wanindu Hasaranga.
Bowlers – Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Chamika Karunaratne
Captain- Prithvi Shaw.
Vice-captain- Chamika Karunaratne.
Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Pravee Jayawickrama/Akila Dananjaya, and Lakshan Sandakan.
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.
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