It was a comfortable win for Team India in the second ODI against the visitors Sri Lanka. With a win in the second ODI, IND have won the series and now the hosts will be looking forward to completely wiping out the SL by winning the third ODI as well.
SL has reached a position where to save the embarrassment, they have to win the third ODI. It will be a tough fight for the Lankans and a thrilling game for the IND. The top bookies in India have great odds on Team India completely whitewashing the Lankans in the third ODI.
IND looks in brilliant shape as the new year has started. They scored a comfortable win over SL in the second game. The win in the second game will be a huge boost to the squad for the third fixture.
Sri Lanka will be low in morale but they will be happy with their performance. They have already lost the series but now it's time for them to end the tour on a positive note by winning the third fixture.
Our experts believe that IND will register another comfortable win over SL in the third ODI. On the individual front, Rohit Sharma might hit a century as he is due for some time now.
The betting tip is...
IND will Win
After performing exceptionally well in the first ODI, the opening lineup looked unstable in the second ODI. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shubman Gill were gone in early overs. The pressure came on KL Rahul and he made a fantastic comeback. The worries surrounding KL Rahul’s performance have come to an end as he scored 64 runs in 103 balls at a strike rate of 62.14. Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, and Kuldeep Yadav did well by picking up wickets and not allowing the opposition to get stable on the pitch.
Team India won’t be making any changes and they will be coming onto the field with the same combination which is:
Predicted Lineup: Mohammed Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Virat Kohli, Umran Malik, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel
Avishka Fernando and Nuwanidu Fernando started the inning for Sri Lanka but the partnership was broken at an early stage. Nuwanidu Fernando gave the team a stable start but he was unable to get support from the opposite side. In the middle order, Dasun Shanaka failed to contribute. Lahiru Kumara and Chamika Karunaratne picked up two wickets each but the rest of the bowlers failed to stop team India from winning the game.
Sri Lanka might introduce Pathun Nasanka in the starting lineup again and he is expected to open with Nuwanidu Fernando. The probable XI could look like this:
Predicted Lineup: Lahiru Kumara, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pathun Nasanka, Kasun Rajitha, Dunith Wellalage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Wanidu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne
Considering the recent performance, IND will be successful in wiping out the visitors by winning the third fixture as well.