The third ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be played in Thiruvananthapuram.
India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after winning the first two ODIs.
Will Rohit Sharma make a change in the playing-XI in the third ODI?
New Delhi. The third and last match of the ODI series between India and Sri Lanka will be played in Thiruvananthapuram (India vs Sri lanka 3rd ODI). India is ahead 2-0 in the series after winning both the first ODIs. Team India, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, will be eyeing a clean sweep in the series by winning the Thiruvananthapuram ODI. Team India has won the series. In such a situation, the Indian team has the option of trying the players sitting on the bench in the third ODI. However, according to batting coach Vikram Rathore, there will be no change in the batting order. That means Ishaan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are less likely to get a chance. In such a situation, Shubman Gill will have another chance to confirm his place in the top order.
Indian team management may not be in the mood for change in batting. But, just after this series, India has to play 3 ODIs against New Zealand. In such a situation, there can be a change in the bowling department. The New Zealand team is coming to India after defeating Pakistan in their home ODI. In such a situation, captain Rohit Sharma can rest his strike bowlers with the intention of keeping them fresh for this series and can think of trying other bowlers.
It is necessary to monitor Shami’s workload
Mohammed Shami’s workload will be the primary concern for the Indian team management. In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Shami will lead the Indian pace attack in the Test series against Australia. In such a situation, it is necessary to monitor their workload. In such a situation, left arm fast bowler Arshdeep Singh can be tried in the third ODI. Apart from bowling with the new ball, he can bowl in the death over as well.
beautiful can be tried
At the same time, if the Indian team wants to try Washington Sundar before the ODI series against New Zealand, then the third ODI is the perfect platform for that. If this happens then Akshar Patel can be given rest.
Will Kuldeep be out of playing-XI in third ODI?
If we talk about spin bowling, then Yuzvendra Chahal could not play the second ODI due to pain in the right shoulder. If he is available for selection in the third ODI, it will be interesting to see whether Kuldeep Yadav will sit out the next match after being adjudged Player of the Match once again. However, the team management hardly takes such a decision. Mohammad Siraj and Umran Malik bowled well in both ODIs. In such a situation, both of them will be part of the playing-XI in the third.
Possible playing XI of India in third ODI: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar/Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Umran Malik, Mohammed Shami/Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 15, 2023, 06:34 IST