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The third and final match of the 3 ODI series between India and Sri Lanka will be played at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday. If the Indian team wins this match ahead 2-0, then it will clean sweep Sri Lanka for the fourth time in a bilateral ODI series. The Indian team can also make changes in the playing-11 for this match. Sanju Samson, who was out due to a minor injury from the first two matches, is now fully fit. They can be given a chance.
Important match for Sri Lanka in terms of World Super League
Sri Lanka’s team may have lost the series, but this match is very important for them in terms of the World Super League. Apart from India in the Super League, the top-7 ranked team will directly qualify for the World Cup to be held in 2023. India has got automatic qualification being the host. Sri Lanka is currently ranked 12th in the list of 13 teams. India is in fourth place.
Kasun Rajita will not play
Sri Lankan fast bowler Kasun Rajita will not play in the third ODI. Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka told a day before the match that Rajita has been ruled out of the match due to injury. The Sri Lankan team can give a chance to Lahiru Kumara in his place in this match. Apart from this, Akila Dhananjay can also be included in the playing-11 in place of Laksh Sandakan.
Saini gets a chance in place of Bhuvneshwar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was made the vice-captain of Team India for this series, did not look 100% fit during the second ODI. If he is given rest, then fast bowler Navdeep Saini can get a place in the playing-11. Sanju Samson can be given a chance in place of either Ishaan Kishan or Manish Pandey.
Bowling concern in power play
Not taking wickets in the power play has been a cause of concern for the Indian team. In the first ODI, the Indian team was able to take only 1 wicket in the first 10 overs. At the same time, in the second ODI, India did not get a single wicket in the power play. The Indian team has been able to take only 5 wickets in the power play in the last 14 ODIs. During this, Indian bowlers have given runs at an average of 159 in the first 10 overs. At the same time, the economy has been of 5.88.
Sri Lanka’s Probable Playing-11
Dasun Shanaka (captain), Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Dhananjay D’Silva, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chamira, Akila Dhananjay and Lahiru Kumara