This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions & the winning fantasy team for the Third ODI between Sri Lanka and India that is scheduled to take place on the 23rd July 2021.
After winning the first ODI match comfortably, India continued their good form by winning a close contest of the second ODI match. The home captain won the consecutive second toss and elected to bat first where they managed to put up a healthy total of 275. In the second inning, Sri Lankan bowlers took wickets regularly but Deepak Chahar played an outstanding knock of 69 and clinched the match and the series for India.
In this third ODI match, Sri Lanka might want to win this match and save the clean sweep from India in consecutive ODI series. India may try some of their bench players in this match, whereas the home team will try to take positives from the last game and convert them into winning performances.
Venue: M Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Pitch and Weather: The pitch of Cobo played pretty well in both the matches so far. The seamers got some help in the initial overs but batsmen had enjoyed in both the matches. It will remain similar in this match as batsmen will enjoy themselves in this match too. Spinners may get some help in the second inning. The weather should be clear throughout the match as the match will be completed without any interruption due to rain.
Date and Time: July 23, 3 PM
Probable Playing XIs
Sri Lanka will look to stick with the same playing XI as they improved their performance compared to the first ODI. Bhanuka and Avishka both played well in the batting powerplay in the last match, they will look to convert their starts into big knocks. Dhananjay De Silva got out by playing a loose shot, he will look to stay more on the crease. In the bowling department, Wanindu Hasaranga was terrific with his spin bowling. Hasaranga took three key wickets and made a comeback for his team. Rajitha and Shanaka also bowled well.
India may stick with the same playing XI after winning two consecutive matches. Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan are likely to retain their places in top order along with skipper Shikhar Dhawan. Manish Pandey got out with an unfortunate dismissal, as he will likely get another chance at number four in the batting section. In the bowling department, all bowlers have played brilliantly in both matches so they will remain the same in this third ODI as well.
India: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan(wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav.
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan.
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan has been outstanding with the bat in this series so he will be an obvious choice. Prithvi Shaw has scored 56 runs at a strike of 160 in two matches. Suryakumar Yadav also scored his maiden fifty in the last match. Avishka Fernando scored 83 runs in these two matches and looked very solid in the middle. Dasun Shanaka can be picked because of his all-rounder ability.
Wicket-Keeper: Ishan Kishan will play in top order and he is also running in good form. The left-handed batsman scored his maiden fifty in this series.
All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga is in rhythm with his spin bowling. He picked three wickets in the last match. Dhananjay De Silva can be picked as the second all-rounder in this match. He scored 32 runs in the last match.
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the best death bowler in the last match. He picked three key wickets for India. Deepak Chahar picked two wickets and also scored a match-winning fifty. Yuzvendra Chahal can be picked as the third bowler as the leg spinner picked three wickets in the second ODI.
Fantasy Team: Ishan Kishan, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Surya Kumar Yadav, Prithvi Shaw, Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga(VC), Dhananjay De Silva, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Captain – Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan scored 115 runs in two matches and he is also the highest run-scorer in this ongoing series.
Vice-Captain – Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga picked three wickets in the last match and he will also contribute with the bat.
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