Team India will take on Sri Lanka in the third ODI at Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Jan 15, Sunday. The series has already been decided as India won the first two ODIs. Rohit Sharma may test the bench as World Cup is not so far. Lets go through the Match Preview of IND vs SL 3rd ODI.
Match Details :
Match: India vs Sri Lanka – 3rd ODI
Venue: Greenfield Cricket Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram.
Date & Time: 15th January 2023 at 1:30 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar
The Pitch at Greenfield Stadium can be difficult to score huge totals. Toss will be crucial. Although Greenfield Stadium has only hosted a single ODI game, that was a low-scoring match. Batting First on this wicket can be difficult as there are advantages for seamers and spinners. Even the record scales in favour of the chasing side as the match has been won by the team batting second.
Matches Played (ODI): 164
Sri Lanka : 57
No Result : 11
Tied : 1
The Series has already been decided as India are leading 2-0. Rohit Sharma can rotate the squad to test the strength of the remaining players. The focus would be once again on Kuldeep Yadav, who bowled superbly at Eden Gardens. Chahal is not fully fit so Kuldeep could continue. Suryakumar Yadav & Ishan Kishan are the two options that are recently in hot forms ahead of the IND vs SL 3rd ODI at Greenfield Stadium.
India have a big advantage before going into the 3rd ODI, They have already secured the series. KL Rahul was the match winner in the last ODI as he stood tall despite India lost early wickets. The one good thing that has happened to Team India in this series is the performance of the bowlers, especially the young Indian pacers. Mohammed Siraj and Umran Malik have bowled with great precision and pace. Team India has a chance to whitewash Sri Lanka at The Greenfield Stadium.
Sri Lanka will play for their Pride. Kasun Rajitha is their top wicket-taker (4). Skipper Dasun Shanaka is in great form as he scored a brilliant half-century in the second t20 & a century in the first ODI. He can be the dangerous Man. Sri Lanka needs to win this match to boost their confidence as they are not qualified for the World Cup yet. Ashen Bandara & Pramod Madushan could get a chance on Sunday.
Rohit Sharma (C)
Ishan Kishan (WK)
Kusal Mendis (WK)
Dasun Shanaka (C)
You must change your team if any of these players aren't announced in the starting lineup.