With the series tied at 1-1, there is everything to play for and we bring you a trusted betting guide for Sri Lanka vs India 3rd T20 2021, to be played at Colombo's historic R. Premadasa Stadium.
Sri Lanka have largely been second best on this trip and would want to sign off on a high, while the Indians would look to add the T20 trophy to their ODI series victory last week.
Sri Lanka vs India 3rd T20 2021
Given the forced changes in the Indian line-up which is very thin on batting, Sri Lanka quietly know this is a good time to turn the tables on their visiting neighbours once again.
Dhananjaya de Silva and Chamika Karunaratne need to continue their good work from the previous game. There is further scope for improvement in the batting department, as they should have chased 132 more comfortably than they did. This is a good time for the out of form new captain Dasun Shanaka to lead the way with the bat.
Likely Playing XI of Sri Lanka
Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ashen Bandara, Dasun Shanaka (capt.), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya
With only four specialist batsmen, skipper Shikhar Dhawan would once again be expected to provide solidity and lead the way if India are to win SL vs India 3rd T20 2021. The young bowling side will continue to look up to Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav for breakthroughs.
India are forced to continue to retain the batting line-up from yesterday's SL vs India 2nd T20, given the forced isolation of Krunal Pandya's immediate contacts. India added all 5 of their net bowlers to the official squad. A couple of them might be in with a chance for this game, given Navdeep Saini's shoulder injury.
Likely Playing XI of India
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w), Nitish Rana, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Navdeep Saini/Reserve bowler, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy,
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The wicket is expected to be a slow turner, just like you would expect a Colombo wicket to be. Humid conditions will test the players' stamina and dew towards the end of the game might make it difficult for the team bowling second. Rains are never away from the subcontinent at this time of the year, and we might get a shortened game.
Sri Lanka vs India 3rd T20 2021 Betting Predictions
Match Result Prediction
India's stature of being the overwhelming favourites throughout the series has taken a beating and with the series tied 1-1. However, they still hold the favourites' tag going into SL vs India 3rd T20 2021. The visitors would be keen to improve on yesterday's batting performance and add the T20 trophy to their ODI series win.
Winner: India (1.66)
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Runs scored by India in 1st Over Prediction
With the field up and an in-form Shikhar Dhawan at the crease, India might well be looking to attack from the outset and take full advantage of the power-play overs, particularly with rains threatening to shorten the game.
India to score more than 5.5 runs in 1st over: Yes (1.725)
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A Wicket To Fall In First Over Prediction
Bowlers on both sides would be looking to exploit the humid conditions and early swing on offer, and an early wicket is always a possibility.
A wicket to fall in first over: Yes (3.74)
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Runs scored by India In First Six Overs Prediction
Indian batsmen will be looking to balance attack and defence in the first six overs of the game. However, Shikhar Dhawan will ensure he makes the most out of any loose balls on offer.
India to score more than 41.5 runs in first 6 overs: Yes (1.445)
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Half-Century Scored In The Match Prediction
This has been a low-scoring series, as bowlers have made good use of slow wickets. Runs have been at a premium and a half-century will be elusive.
Half-Century scored in the match: No (4.25)
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Total Fours Hit By India Prediction
Indian openers will look to keep moving things steadily, in the hope that Nitish Rana and Sanju Samson will provide the fireworks towards the end.
India to score more than 13.5 boundaries in 20 overs: Yes (2.24)
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