If the ongoing ODI series of India against Sri Lanka is anything to go by, the India tour of Sri Lanka 2021 has been going pretty well. The Indian team started with a bang on Sunday at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. They had to fight hard, but they managed to secure their three-wicket win on 20th July. Now, all eyes are set on the SL vs IND 3rd ODI Match to see if India wins it all or the Lankans take this last one.
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SL vs IND Match Prediction As Per Pitch Conditions
This one is a batting pitch where scores on the board easily go over the 250 mark each time. In fact, as per the 37 ODIs played here for the last ten years, the average score is 262. So, expect SL vs IND 3rd Match on Friday to be pretty high-scoring.
Also, going by the previous records, chasing teams have won more times here than the openers. Thus, the team that chases should be at an advantage, as per SL vs IND Match Prediction.
The Playing Squad For The 3rd ODI Match
Sri Lanka (Predicted):
Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka (c), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lakshan Sandakan, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera
Previous Match Results of SL vs IND ODIs
India has played 161 ODIs in total against Sri Lanka. The results can be summarized as:
India has played 63 matches against the Lankans on their home ground, and the results are like this:
Predicting The Best Batsman For SL vs IND 3rd Match
Dhawan has been looking pretty confident at the crease from the beginning of this India tour of Sri Lanka 2021. Even though he missed the ‘Player of the Match’ award on Sunday, his 86 runs were crucial in taking the team to victory. His 29 off 38 balls on Tuesday was pretty impressive, too. Shikhar Dhawan also happens to be the leading scorer this time.
SL vs IND Match Prediction For The Best Bowler
Hasaranga has been nothing short of a gem for Sri Lanka for the past two years. The batsmen find this skilled leg-spinner hard to read, and the Indian team is no exception. Expect him to put his finest foot forward for SL vs IND 3rd ODI Match. Though his performance suffered a setback in the first match, he made up for it in the second one. The three wickets he took really put the Indian side in a tough spot. He might even score a few runs as a batsman in the 3rd match of this India tour of Sri Lanka 2021
SL vs IND 3rd Match Prediction: India emerges as the winner of the match.
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