India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Probable XI
16 Dec 2017
After a crushing defeat in the 1st ODI, India bounced back in style, riding on Rohit Sharma's double hundred in 2nd ODI. Now, with the series equally poised, the action shifts to Vizag.
The hosts are favourites to win the series, but Lankans have given India a reminder of what they are capable of.
Let us look at probable XI for both the sides.
India clear favourites at Vizag
The men in blue will be oozing with confidence when they step onto the field at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
Team India boasts an astonishing record at this venue, an 83% win rate winning 5 out of the 6 games they have played here.
India are unlikely to make any changes heading into the series decider.
All eyes on Rohit Sharma
The pitch at Vizag has assisted batsman in the past so expect a lot of runs to be scored on this surface.
Considering the form that Indian openers are in, don't be surprised if Dhawan and Rohit get India to a flying start.
The dangerous Rohit Sharma has played 3 innings in Vizag and boasts an average 86 on this ground.
Dhoni special at Vizag?
Happy hunting ground
Rohit is not the only one who cherishes the vibe of the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium. MS Dhoni scored his first ODI ton at this venue and boasts an average of 80 in the 4 innings he has played here.
Young Shreyas, who showed a lot of promise in the second ODI, should get the nod after his quickfire 88.
Probable Indian XI
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Probable Sri Lanka XI
Danushka Gunathilaka, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera(c), Sachith Pathirana, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera
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