Match and Pitch Report
Weather: There are chances of showers throughout the day and the threat increases as the day progresses. Maximum temperature is expected to be around 20°C.
Pitch Report: Three matches have been played here so far in the series and the first innings score reads as 305, 299, and 182. The pitch has been a decent one for batting but a new strip is likely to be used for this match. That will help the fast bowlers better with some movement and bounce.
- Having won the last match comfortably, they are unlikely to make any changes.
- Sri Lanka struggled against Imran Tahir in their first match. So, if India looks to bring in an extra spinner (Ashwin), Bumrah might be the one to miss out.
- Rest of the line-up is expected to remain same unless there is an injury.
- Their stand-in captain Upul Tharanga has been handed two-match suspension for slow over rate. Kusal Parera is likely to open the innings in his absence.
- Chamara Kapugedera has been ruled out of the tournament due to a knee injury he sustained while practicing. Thisara Parera is expected to replace him in playing XI.
- Angelo Matthews will be back for this clash but as a batsman only. He is still not fit enough to bowl.
Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.
Sri Lanka: Kusal Parera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga.
Dream11 Tips for this Match
- The team I have suggested may not win surely, so try making at least 2-3 teams and include few players that I have missed in ‘My Dream11 pick’.
- Include MS Dhoni, Kusal Mendis, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, and Yuvraj Singh in other teams.
Captain and Vice-Captain Choices
- Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Angelo Matthews, Asela Gunaratne, Hardik Pandya, and Kusal Mendis are my picks for captain and vice-captain (written in the decreasing order of my priority).
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My Dream11 pick
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Shami, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik.
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lakshan Sandakan.