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Cricket Match Information:
India vs Sri Lanka third and final cricket game of the three-match T20 cricket series will be played at Pune on Friday. The first game of cricket was abandoned due to the dampness on the pitch, whereas India won the second game quite easily. Our expert prediction is of a high-scoring game of cricket with massive advantage to the home side.
- Tournament: Sri Lanka tour of India 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 7:00 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 10.01.2020
- Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
- Weather: Temperature: 28 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: India
- Team B: Sri Lanka
- Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
- Team B Captain: Lasith Malinga
India are being led by Virat Kohli in this cricket series. India have begun this series in an expected manner. They completely outplayed their opponents in the second cricket game.
India chose to bowl first yet again in the second game and restricted Sri Lanka to a lowish total of 142 runs. In reply, they chased down the total and got the lead in the series without much difficulties. Every Indian batsman looked comfortable, whereas bowlers were excellent as well.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:
- Virat Kohli
- Shikhar Dhawan
- KL Rahul
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Shardul Thakur
- Rishabh Pant
- Shreyas Iyer
- Navdeep Saini
- Washington Sundar
- Shivam Dube
- Kuldeep Yadav
Sri Lanka are being led by Lasith Malinga in this cricket series. The Sri Lankan legend has retired from other formats of the game but looks forward to leading the team in the upcoming World T20 internationals.
Sri Lanka began poorly against India as they succumbed to a defeat by seven wickets. On being sent out to bat first, the batsmen were guilty of throwing away the starts, whereas none of the bowlers really created any pressure. Sri Lanka will have to improve by leaps and bounds if they have to draw the series.
Our prediction is of one change, Angelo Matthews may replace injured Isuru Udana.
Here is our prediction of Sri Lanka’s playing XI:
- Lasith Malinga
- Kusal Perera
- MD Gunathalika
- Angelo Matthews
- Dasun Shanaka
- Oshado Fernando
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Lahiru Kumara
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Avishka Fernando
Expert Prediction: IND vs SL
India have begun the T20 cricket series against Sri Lanka in an expected fashion. They took the lead comfortably in Indore as they defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets with plenty of balls remaining.
One would be hard-pressed to think about the last time Sri Lanka beat India in any format of the game of cricket. In the last five games between the two sides, Sri Lanka have emerged victorious on only one occasion when they beat India in the Nidahas Trophy.
India would have been especially pleased with the way their bowlers bowled. The young talents like Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur took the pressure off returning Jasprit Bumrah. Saini especially showcased his entire talent by bowling quick and with some variety. Thakur displayed his slower deliveries varieties and outwitted many batsmen.
Sri Lanka were inconsistent in the second cricket game. While their batsmen played their shots with aplomb, none of them could last long. As a result, Sri Lanka failed to get to a total which could have even pushed India. Their bowlers could not do much in front of mighty Indian batsmen playing in front of their own crowd.
India would now be looking to seal yet another series at home and prepare well for upcoming tough challenges. India will be touring New Zealand and would like Shikhar Dhawan to get back to his best. Dhawan is the only missing piece in this puzzle of Indian cricket team. With Rohit Sharma set to return and KL Rahul playing well, Dhawan has a lot to ponder.
Our prediction is of an Indian victory as India have proved to be too strong in their own conditions. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, looked short of ideas and temperament in the second cricket game.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman – KL Rahul (IND), Kusal Perera (SL)
Top Bowler – Kuldeep Yadav (IND), W Hasiranga (SL)
Most Sixes – KL Rahul (IND), Kusal Perera (SL)
Man of the Match – KL Rahul (IND)
Team Scores Batting first – India (180+), Sri Lanka (150+)
Our Official Partner Odds for India vs Sri Lanka
India – 1.16
Sri Lanka – 4.10
*odds may change anytime