The current ODI series between India and Sri Lanka has been dominated by the home team, and after a historic victory at Eden Gardens, they are now up 2-0 and have the chance to completely thrash the visitors. Team India have won the toss and have opted to bat first in the third ODI.
he opening pair will remain the same. As India rests Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav finally enters the game, but Shreyas Iyer stays on the field. This leaves India with a bowler shortage. While Washington Sundar enters, Umran Malik takes a break. As a result, India will only have 5 bowlers available for the third ODI and no backup bowlers.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, and Axar Patel are Team India’s bowlers for the third ODI. As can be seen, Axar and Sundar are more on the batting side of all-rounders, and the third ODI will only have three “only-bowlers.” India has added a lot of depth to their batting order, but the blues won’t have a backup bowler.