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Dr Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
December 17, Sunday; 13:30 IST
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The one occasions Sri Lanka have threatened on this tour is when their bowlers have had the circumstances of their favour after which taken benefit of the circumstances. Suranga Lakmal, specifically, has put them in profitable positions together with his supply of wickets and performed so just about singlehandedly. And when Lakmal hasn’t delivered with the ball—as an example, within the second Take a look at (29-2-111-Zero) and within the second ODI (Eight-Zero-71-Zero) of the collection—the guests haven’t solely struggled however misplaced these matches by big margins.

Their batting clearly lacks the firepower and so, except the bowlers give you a giant efficiency and subsequently make the duty simpler for the batsmen, the Lankan Lions may wrestle to roar within the series-deciding third ODI in Vizag.

That isn’t to say India are invincible and can win this collection on Sunday (December 17). Sure, they’re favourites due to the stability they possess and man-to-man are the higher facet. But when Sri Lanka can bridge the hole with their bowlers eradicating Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma cheaply and stepping into the Indian center order shortly—which isn’t any rocket science and was how the Dharamsala ODI was received—they may give themselves a good likelihood of pulling off an upset.

Basically, the battle to stay up for and the one which has proved decisive within the first and second ODIs is Sri Lanka’s bowling towards India’s batting.

Crew India return to the venue the place they’ve received 5 of the seven ODIs they’ve performed; they’ve misplaced one match and the opposite was cancelled with no ball being bowled. This will probably be Sri Lanka’s second ODI on the Dr Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, the place they’ve misplaced the one ODI performed thus far (in 2007) and in addition misplaced a Twenty20 Worldwide final yr.

This can be a comparatively high-scoring venue the place the pitch is nice for batting as a rule (India’s 356/9 towards Pakistan in 2005 is the best rating by a staff, whereas the opposite matches have produced scores within the area of 280 to 300; the spinners have tended to extract much more from the pitch than the seamers). In 4 day-night matches at this venue, three have been received by the staff chasing. The climate forecast says that Sunday will probably be nice and see sunshine, with a excessive temperature of 29 diploma Celsius and a low of 19 diploma Celsius. Do not forget that this match will begin at 13:30 IST.

Current type

IND: WLWWL (final 5 ODIs, from left to proper)

third ODI: India vs Sri Lanka enjoying 11

India sprang a shock in Mohali by changing Kuldeep Yadav, who hadn’t even bowled within the Dharamsala ODI, with Washington Sundar, who didn’t have a foul debut with the ball (1/65 in 10 overs). That change in personnel wasn’t obligatory and after the emphatic 141-run win within the second ODI, the enjoying XI for the third ODI doesn’t must be modified both. A no brainer.

Like India enjoying XI for the third ODI: Possible India enjoying 11 for the second ODI: 1 Rohit Sharma (c), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, three Shreyas Iyer, four Dinesh Karthik, 5 Manish Pandey, 6 MS Dhoni (wk), 7 Hardik Pandya, Eight Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Washington Sundar, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, and 11 Jasprit Bumrah

Sri Lanka’s line-up from the Mohali ODI has a number of worrisome spots: Danushka Gunathilaka has scores of 1 and 16 within the first two ODIs of this collection; Lahiru Thirimanne has had a few failures as nicely (Zero and 21), and the guests’ batting line-up has an extended tail regardless of Thisara Perera and Sachith Pathirana enjoying as all-rounders. In fact, Perera, being the captain, will play and look to contribute extra with the bat. However Pathirana’s spot will probably be up for debate. Gunathilaka’s place may also be below scrutiny, with Sadeera Samarawickrama ready within the wings. And Nuwan Pradeep, who conceded 106 runs in his 10 overs with out choosing a wicket in Mohali, may get the chop, too.

Doable Sri Lanka enjoying 11 for the third ODI: 1 Thisara Perera (c), 2 Upul Tharanga, three Sadeera Samarawickrama, four Lahiru Thirimanne, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 7 Asela Gunaratne, Eight Akila Dananjaya, 9 Chaturanga de Silva, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, and 11 Suranga Lakmal

Match prediction

India are the staff in type (not as a result of they received the second ODI however total, over the course of this calendar yr) and now have the nous and expertise of profitable these must-win matches. So, they may begin Sunday’s third ODI as agency favourites to win it and the collection. However Sri Lanka have the benefit of enjoying with out the burden of expectations. Clearly, their batting line-up has to come back good, however the bowling assault has to collectively fare nicely too if the guests are to face any likelihood.

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