The 3rd match of the Mastercard T20 trophy will be played between India and Sri Lanka, at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. The match will start at 7:00 PM IST.
Now that the series is locked on a tie, the importance of this match will decide the fate of this series. As far as the pitch of Rajkot goes, it’s traditionally known to be a batting paradise with not a lot of lateral movement and if anything, it might keep a touch low with a probable tennis ball bunce on the wicket.
Speaking of pressure, there might be more pressure on India than Sri Lanka, because losing a tournament on their home turf can be demotivating for the players and disappointing for the spectators.
A royal battle is in the making. It will be a fascinating game to watch as both the sides will try to crop even the slightest possibility of giving an inch to each other. Crucial conflict, engaging performances, rising stakes and opposing goals-expect all of it here and enjoy the game.
TFG Fantasy Stars for IND vs Sri Lanka :
Ishan Kishan, a pocket size dynamite, can wreak the ball through the offside and also play ferocious pull shot through mid-wicket. He smashes the marble over mid-off and can Tank the left arm spinner out of the ground. If you don’t get him early, bid a Virtually goodbye to the game. In the T20I International Ishan has played 23 matches, scored 628 runs with the bat, with an average of 28.54 and a strike rate of 128.16 in his career so far.
Suryakumar Yadav plays an astonishingly wholesome flick shot over fine leg and his inside out shot over cover with the spin is nothing short then uncorrupted artistry. Most certainly a extremely dangerous batsman going on the planet, his batting is an absolute joy. He has played 44T20I International matches, scored 1466 runs with the bat, with an average of 43.11 and a strike rate of 177.91 in his T20I International career so far.
Axar Patel is a three-dimensional cricketer- economical with the ball, a live wire on the field and a master of hitting a long ball with the bat over deep mid-wicket, mid-off and dishing out a classical slug sweep. His front foot punch through the covers is gorgeous. Patel has played 39 T20I International matches, scored 267 runs with the bat, with an average of 20.53, a strike rate of 148.33, taken 36 wickets with the ball, economy rate of 7.51, bowling average of 25.27 Including a strike rate of 20.01 with the ball in his T20 International career so far.
Dasun Shanaka can cut the ball extremely hard through deep cover, pull it stylishly straight through mid-wicket and smash it hard over long leg. A good but underrated cricketer, he makes valuable contributions with the bat. Dasun has played 84 T20I International matches, scored 1305 runs with the bat, with an average of 21.39 and a strike rate of 121.62 in his T20I International career so far.
Charith Asalanka has played 33 T20I International matches, scored 710 runs with the bat, with an average of 24.48 and a strike rate of 120.33 in his T20I International career so far. Despite inconsistency being his drawback Charith is a player with abundant talent, adorned with all the shots in the book, specifically his magnificent backfoot punch and the conventional sweep shot with perfect technique.
Kusal Mendis can hit the ball hard down the ground over mid-on and also hit really great Square through the offside. The man has the skill to take the game away from you in a jiffy. He has played 51 T20I International matches, scored 1139 runs with the bat, with an average of 23.24 and a strike rate of 130.46 in his T20I International career so far.
Possible 11: IND
Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rahul Tripathi, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Shivam Mavi, Yuzvndra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
Possible 11: SL
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dhanajaya de Silva, , Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana , Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka.
TFG Picks for India vs Sri Lanka