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Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd T20I – Cricket Match Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
July 29, 2021 • 16:21 PM View: 2214

SL v IND, 3rd T20I Cricket Match Prediction: India will face Sri Lanka in the 3rd T20I on Thursday at Colombo. Sri Lanka defeated India by four wickets in the 2nd T20I and leveled the series 1-1. 

Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd T20I: Match Details

  • Date – Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • Time – 8:00 PM IST
  • Venue – R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd T20I Match Preview:

The last match was a bit tricky for the batters since the pitch was slow and assisting spin. Sri Lanka would be glad to have gone over the line, courtesy of Dhananjaya De Silva and Minod Bhanuka. Apart from these two, Avishka Fernando is a key batter at the top who can push the scoring rate. 

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In every game, Wanindu Hasaranga contributes be it bowling, batting, or fielding. While it was Hasaranga's bowling that set up the game, it was his batting that helped Sri Lanka finish the game as well. 

India has all in all just five batters to play with. Yesterday, it was clear that batters weren't trying to risk as much as they would have liked, and probably the same will happen in this match as well. There is a chance that management could try left-arm spinner Sai Kishore, who will not only add variation in the bowling department but can contribute with the bat as well. 

If the pitch plays the same, then the Indian spinners will be a threat to Sri Lanka. Arshdeep Singh is also in line for his T20I debut. 

Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd T20I Cricket Match Prediction: 

Considering the change in the Indian squad, this is the best chance for Sri Lanka to win a T20I series against India. 

Sri Lanka vs India Head-to-Head(H2H):

  • Total – 21
  • Sri Lanka – 6
  • India – 14 
  • No Result - 1

Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd T20I Probable Playing XI:

  • Sri Lanka - Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka (c), Ramesh Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera
  • India - Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh/ Sai Kishore, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy

Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd T20I Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers - Sanju Samson, Minod Bhanuka
  • Batsmen - Shikhar Dhawan, Devdutt Padikkal, Avishka Fernando
  • All-rounders - Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya De Silva, Chamika Karunaratne
  • Bowlers - Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy, Rahul Chahar


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