Date: 23rd July 2021
Time: 3 PM IST
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
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India is set to lock horns with Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI of the 3-match ODI series. As Shikhar Dhawan-led India have clinched the series already, owing to Deepak Chahar’s remarkable all-round performance in the 2nd ODI, they will now aim for a series whitewash. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will play to salvage their pride and win this final ODI in home conditions.
Leading the 3-match series 2-0, sealing the deal already, the Indian side have proven to be the superior team in this series, despite missing out on a few key players. However, the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Deepak Chahar have ensured comfortable wins against the hosts, which makes them the must-haves in one’s fantasy. Additionally, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Chahal have also impressed in their respective departments, which makes them a few smart picks from India in fantasy.
Although Sri Lanka have lost the series in their home condition, there are some positives to look at. The Dasun Shanaka-led side gave a tough fight to India in the second ODI as they picked 5 quick wickets, with India’s top order falling like a house of cards. Given that all-rounder, Wanindu Hasaranga can turn out to be the most valuable player from the Sri Lankan side. Besides, Avishka Fernando and De Silva can fetch some good points in one’s fantasy team from Sri Lanka’s end.
Probable Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Ishan Kishan (wk), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan
Wicketkeepers: Ishan Kishan
Batters: Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan, Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Krunal Pandya
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar,
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