The India tour of Sri Lanka comes to its last stage and it’s come to the only T20 in the series. India already clean sweep the Lankan lion in Test and ODI series and now the only hope for Sri Lanka is one off T20.
Sri Lanka have never been in this kind of situation while playing in a home series. They have been whitewashed in Tests on the island before, but never previously had they also been defeated in each of the ODIs. There is no denying it: Sri Lankan cricket is in an uncommonly dark place. What little pride remains is on the line in this T20.
Virat Kohli-led Team India will look to complete a clean sweep in their ongoing tour of Sri Lanka when the two Asian counterparts face-off in the one-off T20 here on Wednesday. Sri Lanka is yet to defeat India in this tour, with the Men in Blue having sealed both the Test series (3-0) and the One Day International series (5-0).
Virat Kohli and co will enter the match as favourites against the Sri Lankan, who are ranked eighth in the T20 rankings.
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga (captain), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilshan Munaweera, Dasun Shanaka, Milinda Siriwardana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjay, Jeffrey Vandersay, Isuru Udana, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Vikum Sanjaya.
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.