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The only aspect of comprehensiveness that India missed in Indore was the fact they lost four wickets in their chase. Otherwise, it was as comprehensive as it gets, brushing Sri Lanka aside with a mix of express pace and wily spin.

So, the tourists must respond in the series’ final match. Sri Lanka have been smashed in each of their past four T20Is, so this will be a test of their mettle. Can they put in a big performance to leave India with some confidence?

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

  • Virat Kohli has the most runs in India-Sri Lanka T20Is. He’s only played in seven such matches, amassing 313 runs at an average of 104.33.
  • KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan are coming off time at the crease last game. They sit fourth and fifth with 241 and 237 runs respectively in India-Sri Lanka T20Is.
  • Shreyas Iyer’s last four T20Is: 70, 53, 7, 34.
  • Starts for Sri Lanka’s top three last game. Danushka Gunathilaka (20), Avishka Fernando (22) and Kusal Perera (34) are key players and have to build on starts.
  • Kusal Perera is only Sri Lankan other than Kumar Sangakarra to score 200+ runs vs India in T20Is.
  • Angelo Mathews could be a key in for SL. His last four scores in white-ball internationals: 113, 48, 52* and 87. Also, Mathews averages 78.00 with the bat in T20Is in India.
  • How good was Navdeep Saini in Indore? 45% of his deliveries were 145km/h+. His 2/18 won him man-of-the match.
  • Jasprit Bumrah bowled sharply on his return. Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav (10 wickets in six games vs SL) were also in the wickets.
  • However, there is a chance Yuzvendra Chahal will get a game. He is the highest wicket-taker in India-SL matches (14).
  • There is no Isuru Udana available for SL. So, Lasith Malinga has to lead the attack well. His record vs India is poor: Four wickets in nine T20Is at an average of 62.50.
  • It was a good showing from Wananidu Hasaranga last game (two wickets). His mix of googlies and standard deliveries made him a constant threat.

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Key to an India win

India’s bowlers never let Sri Lanka get away in the second T20I. Jasprit Bumrah was sharp but mostly steady early, and the main positives were Shardul Thakur and Navdeep Saini stepping up in the absence of regulars. With effective spin to boot, India can look for a repeat in the final match.

Also, will India persist with Virat Kohli at four? One can argue that number four is too low a position for a team’s best player in T20s, so it remains to be seen how the top three fare. One battle within the battle will be KL Rahul vs Shikhar Dhawan once again for Rohit’s permanent T20 partner.

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Key to a Sri Lanka win

India have lost a match in each of their last three T20I series. In each of these defeats, the opposition was able to limit the Indian batsmen, taking advantage of India’s preference to chase. So, Sri Lanka need to take heart from this, with the likes of Lasith Malinga to lead the way with wickets up front that they can then look to build on.

Also, can Sri Lanka better handle India’s mix of 140km/h+ pace and wily spin? The top four all made starts last time out, but the lack of conversion hurt their hopes for a bigger total. As always, better strike rotation is key to make full use of their boundaries.

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Possible Playing 11

Yuzvendra Chahal is considered a chance of playing over Kuldeep Yadav. Also, it will be interesting to see if Virat continues at number four in a World T20 year.

India: 1. Shikhar Dhawan, 2. KL Rahul, 3. Virat Kohli (c), 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. Rishabh Pant (wk), 6. Shivam Dube, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. Washington Sundar, 9. Kuldeep Yadav/Yuzvendra Chahal, 10. Shardul Thakur, 11. Jasprit Bumrah

Isuru Udana is out for Sri Lanka. Angelo Mathews is likely to replace him.

Sri Lanka: 1. Danushka Gunathilaka, 2. Avishka Fernando, 3. Kusal Perera (wk), 4. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 5. Oshada Fernando, 6. Angelo Mathews, 7. Dasun Shanaka, 8. Dhananjaya de Silva, 9. Wanindu Hasaranga, 10. Lasith Malinga (c), 11. Lahiru Kumara

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Pitch and Conditions

Cool conditions and clear skies is the forecast for Pune. So, that could mean dew in the second innings.

The pitch is expected to suit batsmen mostly, but bowlers who land the ball in the right areas can have some joy.

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Match Prediction

India have lost a match in each of their past three T20I series. However, with such a strong record over Sri Lanka, one expects India to win again.

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Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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