The 3rd T20I match between Sri Lanka and India will be played on 29th July at the R. Premadasa Stadium.
After losing the first T20I brutally, the Sri Lankan team made a great comeback and beat India by 4 wickets in the second game to square the series at 1-1. The Indian squad was hit by a Covid-19 case (Krunal Pandya) which ended up pushing nearly 8 more members into isolation. India will be without them in the 3rd T20I as well. There were 4 debutants for India in the 2nd T20I.
In the second T20I match, Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field. Coming to bat, India got a good start as the openers shared a 49-run partnership for the first wicket. After the first wicket fell, Devdutt Padikkal came in at no.3 and knocked 29 handy runs. But once his wicket fell, no other Indian batsmen looked comfortable enough to score runs.
The R. Premadasa Stadium provides a neutral wicket where both the departments are expected to receive decent amount of help from the surface.
Sri Lanka: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka(wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ramesh Mendis, Dasun Shanaka©, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya
India: Shikhar Dhawan©, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(wk), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy
Match: Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd T20
Date and Time: 29th July 2021, at 8:00 PM IST
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the information mentioned, and make your own decision.