Date: 29th July, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
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Preview: The hosts are set to take on India in the final T20I on July 29th at Colombo. Sri Lanka bounced back in the 3rd T20I playing against an Indian side which had no other choice but to play all the remaining 11 players in the game. The Indian side was slightly imbalanced since they got on the field with 6 bowlers and 5 batsmen as they were helpless, since 8-9 players have been kept into isolation, following Krunal Pandya’s positive test.
With that, Sri Lanka will aim to keep the momentum going and clinch the series by winning the decider, whereas Team India will hope to bounce back against the hosts.
Analysis: Owing to Krunal Pandya’s positive test and other players who have been subjected to isolation, Team India is left with a handful of options to choose from. Having said that, Shikhar Dhawan is inarguably the top pick from the Indian side, and a great choice for captain. Devdutt Padikkal and Ruturaj Gaikwad are good choices for batsmen, as they showed valuable performances in the 2nd T20I. Additionally, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Sanju Samson are also smart fantasy picks from the Indian side.
From the Sri Lankan side, Avishka Fernando is expected to perform well alongside Wanindu Hasaranga, who are the top picks from the Dasun Shanaka-led side. The two are good choices for vice-captain as well. Besides, last game’s top performer Dhananjaya de Silva should be a must-have in one’s fantasy as he’s expected to fetch good amount of points.
People’s Pick for Fantasy:
Probable Playing XI
India- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (wk), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier/Arshdeep Singh
Sri Lanka- Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya
Wicketkeepers: Sanju Samson, Minod Bhanuka
Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Avishka Fernando, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devdutt Padikkal
All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Nitish Rana
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dushmantha Chameera, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Akila Dananjaya
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