IND vs SL, 3rd T20I: Sri Lanka seeks a series-leveling victory to surprise the mighty Indian side who have been on a roll on their home soil for some time now. The modern-day Sri Lankan side who are known to be unpredictable and have a tendency to punch above their weight be it the recent T20I series against Pakistan or their last tour of South Africa would be looking to take India by surprise in Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune which has been Sri Lanka’s happy hunting ground as they bundled out an MS Dhoni-led side for 101 and won the match quite comprehensively to take lead in a 3rd T20I series in January 2016.
The Sri Lankan batsmen have been caught side peeking while facing the Indian bowlers. Angelo Mathews would like to cement his place in the T20I format as in this format the last time he was in the pick of things was 16 months back.
India, on the other hand, would like to continue their winning run at home by getting yet another home series, as a defeat would mean the series ends in a draw. Shikhar Dhawan who has certainly been outclassed by KL Rahul in the T20I format would probably have one last chance to prove his handiness in the 3rd T20I squad as Rohit Sharma is all set to play the T20I series against New Zealand starting 24 January in Auckland.
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