Recent Match Report – India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I 2022/23

In a night game in Rajkot, you expect any captain to bowl first after winning the toss. But in the T20I series decider, the captains of both India and Sri Lanka said they wanted to bat first. At the toss, Hardik Pandya made his selection as Dasun Shanaka called out wrong.

The pitch is expected to be difficult initially but Hardik said they were expecting some swing at the start of the second innings. He didn’t say this time that he was putting his team in a position to do the less desirable thing in a bilateral series so that they could prepare for these conditions in tournament play.

India made no changes to the XI that lost in Pune. This once again left India with the bat only batting till No.7, although Shivam Mavi surprised with some big hitting in the Pune match. There was speculation whether he wanted to drop Yuzvendra Chahal for Washington Sundar, who can also open the batting.
Sri Lanka made one change to their XI, replacing Bhanuka Rajapaksa for Avishka Fernando. Rajapaksa hasn’t had the best of times this series, and Shanaka said Fernando has been in good form in the Lankan Premier League.

IndiaSquads: 1 Ishan Kishan (wk), 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Hardik Pandya (c), 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Akshar Patel, 8 Shivam Mavi, 9 Umran Malik, 10 Arshdeep Singh, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal

Sri LankaSquads: 1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Kushal Mendis (wk), 3 Dhananjaya de Silva, 4 Charit Aslanka, 5 Avishka Fernando, 6 Dasun Shanaka (c), 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Chamika Karunaratne, 9 Mahesh Updesh, 10 Kasun Rajitha, 11 Dilshan Madhushanka

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