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Sri Lanka comprise won merely five out of 27 done ODIs this 300 and sixty five days. Nevertheless if there could be a style to flip around a disappointing 300 and sixty five days, it would possibly in all probability’t get better than ending it with their first-ever sequence use in India.

Their bowlers skittled India for a bit of over a hundred in Dharamsala. Then, in Mohali, they wilted as Rohit Sharma walloped a sensational zero.33 double-ton to use the sequence into a decider. For Sri Lanka to face every other, they’ll need their gamers to comprise an impress of the kind Suranga Lakmal had within the well-known ODI – the build he swung his technique to four top-tell wickets – and Angelo Mathews within the 2nd.

India, meanwhile, comprise no longer misplaced a chain at dwelling all 300 and sixty five days, all over formats. That won’t truly to exclaim they have not been dismal. They did with reference to sufficient to reach from within the support of and squeeze out a 2-1 use over Unique Zealand. After seeing their batsmen crumble below cloudy Dharamsala skies, they’ll be wary of the attainable that the Sri Lankan bowlers personal when the pitch has something to present.

It took whirlwind thousands from Virat Kohli and Rohit within the decider in opposition to Unique Zealand to clinch their final ODI sequence, whereas it turned into once Rohit’s 208* in Mohali that took India’s total previous Sri Lanka’s reach. Can India safe someone to step up previous these two, again?

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India’s center tell crumbled within the Champions Trophy closing in England. In the decider in opposition to Unique Zealand in Kanpur and within the well-known ODI of this sequence, they withered in no longer easy conditions. Shreyas Iyer confirmed glimpses of his attainable in making 88 within the 2nd ODI. Can he recent a case for himself to be concept about even when Kohli returns? Time for the center tell, which hasn’t had the plot of batting time they would prefer within the sequence, to reach appropriate.

Fabricate facts

India: WLWWL (final five done suits, latest first)
nSri Lanka: LWLLL

In the spotlight

With Iyer finding his footing in Mohali, the point of interest shifts to Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik. Of their final four innings, Pandey and Karthik comprise scored 82 and One zero five runs respectively. Every comprise purchased starts on days when every diversified batsman has been on tune, but comprise failed to assemble noteworthy noise when the terminate tell has crumbled. If every batsmen safe themselves within the center sooner than the 30th over, the onus will doubtless be on them to play high-impact innings.

Lakmal’s performance with the ball has continually been the well-known to Sri Lanka’s successes (or screw ups) this 300 and sixty five days. Whereas he done with out-of-the-world figures of 4 for thirteen in Dharamsala, Lakmal rapidly realised how fickle the sport turned into once, conceding Seventy one over eight wicketless overs in Mohali. Can he now elevate a chain-defining spell?

Team facts

The final time India played at Visakhapatnam, in opposition to Unique Zealand in 2016, Amit Mishra took a five-for. If the pitch on Sunday is anything else love how it turned into once final 300 and sixty five days, India can also decide for Kuldeep Yadav’s wristspin over Washington Sundar’s rapid offbreaks.

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India (in all probability) : 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, three Shreyas Iyer, 4 Dinesh Karthik, 5 Manish Pandey, 6 MS Dhoni (wk), 7 Hardik Pandya, eight Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Washington Sundar/Kuldeep Yadav 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.

Mathews, who hit an unbeaten hundred in Mohali, had some fitness concerns leading as much as the sport but turned into once declared match on Saturday evening. The captain Thisara Perera stated that Sri Lanka would follow a 12-man squad and reach to a resolution their XI on the day. Sadeera Samarawickrama can also stand every other of being introduced in for Lahiru Thirimanne.

Sri Lanka (in all probability): 1 Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 Upul Tharanga, three Sadeera Samarawickrama, 4 Angelo Mathews, 5 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 6 Asela Gunaratne, 7 Thisara Perera (capt), eight Sachith Pathirana, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Akila Dananjaya, 11 Nuwan Pradeep.

Pitch and stipulations

Visakhapatnam has consistently produced an even contest between bat and ball. Handiest once has any crew long gone previous 300, whereas every pacers and spinners comprise loved success right here. The coastal conditions can also remind Sri Lanka more of Colombo than Mohali. Thisara felt the pitch regarded dry and expected it to be slack with a spread of flip.

Stats and minutiae

  • MS Dhoni wants 102 more to turn out to be the fourth Indian – and the twelfth total – to reach 10,000 ODI runs.

  • India comprise won five out of six ODIs they’ve played at the ACA-VDCA Stadium. Their success percentage of eighty three.33 is 2nd-most realistic in all probability use-percentage amongst all venues in India.

  • India comprise won every of their final six bilateral sequence deciders.

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Quotes

“India are the suitable crew on this planet and I’m decided they’ll be below some form of tension.”
nSri Lanka captain Thisara Perera believes it is the hosts’ recreation to lose within the closing ODI

“Lawful how we bounced support after Dharamsala, so can Sri Lanka.”
nOpener Shikhar Dhawan remains wary of India’s opposition

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