IND vs SL, 3rd T20I: Sri Lanka elect to bat
India will square off against Sri Lanka in the third and last T20I match of the three-match series on Sunday. Team India have already clinched the T20I series after winning the first two games. India won the tournament opener by 62 runs and the second T20I by seven wickets. Meanwhile, the news from the ground is SL will bat first.
A look at India and SL's playing XI
Here are India and Sri Lanka's playing XI. India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (captain), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan. Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal (wicket-keeper), Janith Liyanage, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara.
Rohit Sharma on losing the toss
"We wanted to bowl first as well, want to keep challenging to get better as a team, every opportunity counts," Rohit said. He further said that Ishan Kishan has been ruled out from this game while Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Yuzvendra Chahal have been rested. Meanwhile, Bishnoi, Yadav, Khan, and Siraj have been included.
Here's the H2H record
The two teams have faced each other on 24 occasions in T20Is to date. India have won 16 matches. Sri Lanka have pocketed seven matches. One match didn't have a result. India have won the last two T20Is against Sri Lanka.
Pitch report, timing, and TV listings
The third T20I is being played in Dharamsala. This pitch is known to support batters and the game is expected to be a high-scoring affair. As the game will be played late in the evening, dew could play a role. The match will start at 7:00pm. Star Sports Network has the broadcasting rights for this match, while live-stream will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Dasun Shanaka confirms two changes for SL
"We will bat first, a very good wicket, the conditions are really good," Shanaka said. "Two changes for us, Praveen Jayawickrama and Kamil Mishara are out, Janith Liyanage and Jeffrey Vandersay are in," he added.
A look at India's recent run in the T20Is
India have won their last three bilateral T20I series, including the ongoing tournament versus Sri Lanka. Before this, India defeated West Indies 3-0 earlier this month. Last year in November, India had blanked New Zealand in a three-match series. India have won its last 11 T20I games on the trot. Rohit is yet to lose a game since his appointment as a regular skipper.