Who will win in the 3rd T20I showdown: India or Sri Lanka?


India (IND) will lock horns with Sri Lanka (SL) in the 3rd game of the ongoing Sri Lanka tour of India, 2022 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala. The match will be played on February 27th, at 7:00 PM IST and Local Time.

There are sufficiently many alterations was being made to the squad where Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant have been rested meanwhile Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja are back in the action again. Ruturaj Gaikwad was a certainty, he is continued to be assessed, giving another lifeline to Sanju Samson. But after a below-average T20I debut, Deepak Hooda could make way for Kuldeep Yadav. Surya Kumar Yadav who was the player of the series in the T20Is against West Indies misses out due to injury. It’s an excellent opportunity for the youngsters to grab the opportunity with both hands.

As far as India is concerned Dharamshala is a rare venue for a T20I match, but of course the venue has hosted several IPL matches. The pitch at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches is 95 runs. The venue is suited for both Pacers and Spinners alike. In the 23 matches played between these 2 teams, India have won 15 matches and Sri Lanka have won 7 matches. There was a prediction of rain on February 27 with temperature dropping down to as low as 10 degrees. So, we may see a truncated third T20I.

Here is the India’s T20I squad Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Avesh Khan.

And here is the Sri Lankan squad: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Binura Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara.

Fans can watch IND vs SL Live on Star Sports, Hotstar. Broadcast will start at 6 PM. While, the match will start at 7 PM on Star Sports 1/1HD/1 Hindi/1HD Hindi/Disney+Hotstar. This match is going to be the most entertaining match so choosing the winner would be unfair. Although, India surely has strong chances to win this game.


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