Ind vs SL 3rd T20I Highlights today Thursday, 7-29-2021 – 3rd T20I (N), India tour of Sri Lanka from R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Toss: India chose to bat.
Dhawan says they are backing their bowlers to defend whatever the target is. Dasun Shanaka is happy to bowl first. Warrier in place of Saini is the only change for India.
For Sri Lanka, Isuru Udana is out injured and Pathum Nissanka comes in. So Sri Lanka have strengthened their batting.
India team: 1 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Devdutt Padikkal, 4 Sanju Samson (wk), 5 Nitish Rana, 6 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 7 Sandeep Warrier, 8 Chetan Sakariya, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Varun Chakravarthy, 11 Rahul Chahar.
Sri Lanka team: 1 Avishka Fernando, 2 Minod Bhanuka (wk), 3 Sadeera Samarawickrama, 4 Dhananjaya de Silva, 5 Pathum Nissanka, 6 Ramesh Mendis, 7 Dasun Shanaka (capt), 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Chamika Karunaratne, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Akila Dananjaya.
Match Timings: 14:30 GMT | 20:00 Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpires – Lyndon Hannibal
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Prageeth Rambukwella
Match number – T20I no. 1207
Post Match Presentation.
Wanindu Hasaranga is the Player of the Match as well as the Player of the Series. “The wicket was slow, and our spinners bowled really well,” he says. “When I bowl, I always try to bowl dot balls. That helps in getting wickets. The fielding also helps. I am really happy because other boys played really well throughout the series, both in ODIs and T20Is.”
Shikhar Dhawan: It was a difficult situation for us, but as a team, we decided we will stay and play the series. Lots of learnings for me as captain. The last game was a close one, today it was an off day for the batting unit but the boys will learn from it. We lost too many wickets today and the Sri Lanka bowlers bowled well. When you lose early wickets and you don’t have a long batting, you are under pressure. Both teams played in great spirit and it’s a beautiful feeling. The Sri Lanka captain and players wanted to know about my process, so I told them and I hope they enjoyed listening to it.
Dasun Shanaka: I should thank the BCCI first of all to play under such circumstances. Also, thanks to Rahul And Shikhar. I have got the bowling option, so I can use them well in the middle. Not only my fielding, but all the boys are also working really hard on their fitness, and they want to be world-class. You can see all the players performed and handled different situations. I am lucky to lead this team. When a low score is set, it’s good if we can get a good start. Still, the players are young, they are learning and they will be really good in the future.