India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I. India will host Sri Lanka for the final T20I at HPCA Stadium on 27th Feb 2022.

With the T20I series in hand, India will be keen to make it 3-0. India missed this opportunity when India visited Sri Lanka last year. Unlike last time The Men in Blue will try to keep their intensity up and avoid repeating the same mistakes. The squad which toured Sri Lanka was young and a bit inexperienced. But, the current Indian squad is more balanced even with the absence of their key players. With the home advantage, India is more favourable to pulling off a whitewash.

For Sir Lanka, their absence of indispensable players has been a major drawback for them. With Hasaranga ruled out of the series due to COVID and Theekshana suffering from a hamstring injury Sri Lanka struggled to fill the gap which was created due to the absence of these players.

Match Preview – India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I

After being dominated in the first match Sri Lanka made a comeback with a powerful first inning. However, even after a strong start in the second innings, Sri Lanka failed to capitalize on the opportunity which was in front of them. Miss-fielding and dropping catch constantly allowed India to shrug off the pressure. India’s aggressiveness started to increase as the second innings approached the halfway mark. A single over undid all the efforts which were put in by the visitors.

The final game is crucial for Sri Lanka as they need a victory or a performance on which they can build upon. With the World Cup in sight, Sri Lanka will be heavily dependent on such performances to rely on the crucial moments. India may try to experiment a bit with the squad. Shreyas Iyer has certainly shown his capabilities in the number 3 position. However, with Virat Kohli coming back to the squad after IPL Shreyas will be relocated to another position. Also with the string of performances that Surya Kumar Yadav pulled off before his injuries he may make a comeback in the squad.

Toss Preference

Dharamshala with its cold chilly air is going to suffer from a lot of dew as the match progresses. So preferably the team which wins the toss is likely to bowl first.    

Predicted Line-up for India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I

India

  1. R. Sharma

2. I. Kishan

3. S. Samson

4. S. Iyer

5. V. Iyer

6. R. Jadeja

7. D. Hooda

8. B. Kumar

9. J. Bumrah

10. M. Siraj

11. Y. Chahal

Sri Lanka

1) P. Nissanka

2) K. Mendis (WK)

3) K. Mishara

4) C. Asalanka

5) D. Shanaka (C)

6) C. Karunaratne

7) D. Chameera

8) W. Hasaranga

9) L. Kumara

10) M. Theekshana

11) J. Liyanage

Highest Run Scorers for India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I

PlayersMatchesRuns
Shreyas Iyer 2131
Ishan Kishan2105
Rohit Sharma245
Ravindra Jadeja248
Sanju Samson239

Highest Wicket taking bowlers for India

PlayersMatchesWickets
Bhuvneshwar Kumar23
Yuzvendra Chahal22
Venkatesh Iyer22
Ravindra Jadeja22
Jasprit Bumrah21
Harshal Patel21

Dream Team

D1) P. Nissanka

2) K. Mendis (WK)

3) K. Mishara

4) C. Asalanka

5) D. Shanaka (C)

6) C. Karunaratne

7) D. Chameera

8) W. Hasaranga

9) L. Kumara

10) M. Theekshana

11) J. Liyanageeam Team
Dream Team

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