Indian cricket team were defeated by Sri Lanka in the second T20I at Pune on Thursday, 5th January. The game was very thrilling but it ended in the visitors’ favour. This was Hardik Pandya’s first home loss as captain of Indian cricket T20I team. All the eyes are on the series decider as Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium will be the hosts to this epic and last T20I of the series.
Speaking of team Sri Lanka, the visitors have significantly improved and their most recent Asia Cup victory has given them a lot of confidence in the white-ball format.
With captain Shanaka leading the way with a strong performance, Sri Lanka will be aiming for a significant series comeback and may even be able to claim the trophy if the visitors keep up their winning momentum.
Dasun Shanaka, boosted by his match-winning performance, ought to stick with the starting lineup that gave him series parity –
Probable XI:Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka