IND vs SL 3rd ODI: Mission accomplished in Kolkata, now the finishing touch in Thiruvananthapuram

The series is in the pocket and now just waiting for the sweep. Thiruvananthapuram In this, on Sunday, January 15, Team India will enter the field with the intention of this elimination. In the first two matches of the ODI series against Sri Lanka, Team India captured the series by winning in different ways. With a win in the last ODI in Thiruvananthapuram, Rohit Sharma’s men would like to complete the first clean sweep of the new year. However, clean sweep or not, Team India would like to take advantage of this opportunity to make some changes and try the players sitting on the bench.

In the first match of the series in Guwahati, India defeated Sri Lanka by 67 runs, showing their batting power. Virat Kohli scored a brilliant century in that match, while captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill also played good innings. In the second ODI in Kolkata, the balls of Mohammad Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav wreaked havoc, but the Indian batsmen flopped. KL Rahul again scored a fighting half-century to win the match and the series by 4 wickets.

chance to try bench strength

In such a situation, Team India will hope for a good performance on both the fronts in Guwahati so that the winning habit and rhythm remains intact. Despite this, Team India will hardly refrain from change. The team has a chance to try batsmen like Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav. At the same time, Arshdeep Singh can be dropped by giving rest to Mohammed Shami in bowling.

Indian captain Rohit and coach Rahul Dravid would like to see that the players who have been marked for the World Cup, one, they also get enough opportunities and second, they make good use of those opportunities.

Will the pacers wreak havoc again?

Apart from the team, the conditions of Thiruvananthapuram will also be monitored, which seems to be the most interesting aspect according to this match. In September 2022, a T20 match was played between India and South Africa on this ground. The havoc that the fast bowlers from both sides wreaked in that match would hardly be forgotten by the cricket fans. While bowling first in that match, India had dropped 5 wickets of South Africa for just 9 runs. Left arm pacer Arshdeep Singh played an important role in that. In such a situation, the team has another reason to give him a chance.

India and Sri Lanka squads

India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Akshar Patel, Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh.

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanka (Captain), Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickram, Charit Aslanka, Dhananjaya D’Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Mahesh Teekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Nuvanidu Fernando, Dunith Velalage, Pramod Madushan and Lahiru Kumara.

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