Chahar withdraws Fernando for 76
India vs Sri Lanka live score, 3rd ODI in Colombo: Despite the two quick wickets, SL is still in the driver’s seat and should reach the total with ease. SL are 171/3.
India manager Rahul Dravid will have to choose between experimenting and continuing the winning combination in his attempt to secure a clean sweep against Sri Lanka on the third and final day of a matchday here on Friday. While India led by Shikhar Dhawan won the first game by seven wickets, Deepak Chahar managed a break-in in the second with his unbeaten 69 victory as the visitors won by three wickets.
Now it remains to be seen whether India will continue with Prithvi Shaw, who scored 43 and 13, to team up with the skipper at the top, or whether the chic Devdutt Padikkal or an equally elegant Ruturaj will be chosen. Gaikwad – both superb A-list players. If Shaw had another chance he would be more than keen to get a big score as he failed to convert his start in Game 1.
Another dilemma for the team’s management would be whether to persist with the aggressive Ishan Kishan or give the opportunity to Sanju Samson, another hard-hitting drummer, to make his ODI debut. The ever-improving likes of Manish Pandey and Suryakumar Yadav are sure to hold their place, as the duo are the backbone of the middle order.
With Vice-Captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar having made it clear that there are no fitness issues with Hardik Pandya, the flamboyant Baroda player and his brother Krunal are expected to play. There are times when every player doesn’t want to rest and play every game, but team management should take into account the bowlers’ workload as they play six games in just 12 days in wet conditions at the top. Sri Lanka.
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