Match Preview

Sri Lanka and India will play their 3rd and last ODI match of this series on 23rd July at 3 PM IST in R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. India who have already clinched the series 2-0 will be looking to cleansweep whereas Lankans will try to prevent it. The 2nd ODI match witnessed some amazing ups and downs and the heroics of Deepak Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India to pull off a win out of nowhere. In the 3rd ODI, India could be seen trying out their bench strength as they have nothing to lose and Lankans will be looking to get the best out of the remaining ODI match.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is inclined towards batting and is more favorable to pacers than spinners.

Weather would be cloudy and light chances of rain with temperatures at 27 – 28 °C


Total matches                         133

Matches won batting first        71

Matches won bowling first       52

Average 1st Inns scores          235

Average 2nd Inns scores        196

Highest total recorded             375/5 (50 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest total recorded              86/10 (29.3 Ov) by NED vs SL

Highest score chased               288/5 (49.4 Ov) by IND vs SL

Lowest score defended            204/7 (50 Ov) by SL vs IND

 Top Wicket-Keeper picks

1) Ishan Kishan – The wicketkeeper and left-handed batsman made his debut in the first ODI match. He is in good form in this series but was unable to perform in the last match as he got out on duck but he will be an important choice as he can play a major knock in this format coming in at no. 3.

List A Records

Matches – 79

Runs – 2609

Highest Score – 173

Average – 36.74

2) Minod Bhanuka – The left-handed opening batsman is a talented player from his squad. He has been a part of the opening pair that has been consistent with the runs for Sri Lanka in both the ODI matches.

List A Records

Matches – 66

Runs – 1657

Highest Score – 113*

Average – 29.07

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Shikhar Dhawan – The left-handed batsman is a strong stroke-player and captain from his squad. He is one of the most experienced players in this format and will be a wise choice for captain in the next match. He scored 86 runs in the first match and always looks solid in the opening.

Matches – 144

Runs – 6092

Highest Score -143

Average – 45.80

2) Prithvi Shaw – The right-handed opener has shown great form in the IPL and domestic ODI matches in India and the same form is carried by him in this series against Sri Lanka. He smashed 43 runs in the first match but departed quickly in the next but still  he can perform on any given day and score a lot of quick runs.

List A Records

Matches – 43

Runs – 2267

Highest Score – 227*

Average – 56.67

3) Dasun Shanaka – The right-handed batsman is an explosive middle-order player, he has played stable innings in the ODI series against England. He scored 39 runs in the first match and scored 16 runs and took a wicket in  the next match.

Matches – 30

Runs – 666

Highest Score – 68

Average – 26.64

4) Avishka Fernando – The right-handed opening batsman played decent innings in the ODI series against England. He scored 33 in the first match and a half century in the second match due to which he is an important pick in the fantasy team.

Matches – 22

Runs – 752

Highest Score – 127

Average – 34.18

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Bhuvneshwar Kumar – The right-arm medium bowler bowled phenomenal spells in the IPL matches. He has great potential to destroy an opponent’s batting line up owing to his great experience in this format. He took 3 wickets and turned the winds of the last match in India’s favor with his excellent performance.

Matches – 119

Wickets – 141

Economy – 5.03

2) Deepak Chahar – He is a right arm medium classical swing bowler who is a capable death bowler and is currently in his best form. He took 2 wickets and even smashed crucial 69 runs in the last match and led his team to victory.

List A record –

Matches – 48

Wickets – 62

Economy – 5.23

3) Dushmantha Chameera – The right-arm fast bowler has quick pace, generated from a slightly round-arm action. He is in good form and will be beneficial for his team in the next match.

Matches – 33

Wickets – 33

Economy – 5.25

4) Lakshan Sandakan – A slight, left-arm wrist spinner, Sandakan operates off a shuffling approach and a quick action, he has the ability to turn the ball both ways, and skid it into the pad. He took a wicket in the last match.

Matches – 31

Wickets – 27

Economy – 6.20

Top 4 All-rounder Picks

1) Wanindu Hasaranga – The middle order batsman, and an aggressive legbreak bowler is an asset for his team. He is in good form and will be a wise pick for the next match. He took 3 wickets in the last match.

Matches – 26

Runs – 534

Highest Score – 80*

Average – 26.70

Wickets – 24

Economy – 5.00

2) Hardik Pandya – He is a powerful hard-hitting batsman in the middle order and a brisk seam bowler. He has a lot of potential to play good innings in the next match. His stat records suggest he is an excellent player in this format.

Matches – 62

Runs – 1267

Highest Score – 92*

Average – 33.34

Wickets – 56

Economy – 5.57

 3) Dhananjaya de Silva – The right-handed batsman and right arm off break bowler played great innings in the ODI series against England. He is in good form and will be beneficial in the next match.

Matches – 52

Runs – 1100

Highest Score – 91

Average – 27.07

Wickets – 27

Economy – 5.22

 4) Krunal Pandya – The left-handed batsman and slow left arm orthodox bowler was in great form in the IPL matches. His skilful batting and bowling performance will be an asset for his team in the next match. He scored 35 runs in the last match and bowled an economical spell.

List A record

Matches – 71

Runs – 2113

Highest Score – 133*

Average – 38.41

Wickets – 82

Economy – 5.00

Predicted Playing 11


 Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, Manish Pandey, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

Bench: Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sanju Samson/Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Navdeep Saini/Deepak Chahar, Chetan Sakariya

Sri Lanka

Avishka Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera

Bench: Ramesh Mendis, Akila Dananjaya/Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara/Binura Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Udara, Ishan Jayaratne, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Charith Asalanka, Ashen Bandara, Chamika Karunaratne, Shiran Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Asitha Fernando


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