Cricket – India earn toss, bat in Pallekele collection finale


India captain Virat Kohli gained the toss and opted to bat in the 3rd and remaining exam in opposition to Sri Lanka on Saturday as the travellers bid to finish a collection whitewash over the hosts.

Cricket – Sri Lanka v India – Third Take a look at Match – Pallekele, Sri Lanka – August twelve, 2017 – India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli arrives to toss. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka: India captain Virat Kohli gained the toss and opted to bat in the 3rd and remaining exam in opposition to Sri Lanka on Saturday as the travellers bid to finish a collection whitewash over the hosts.

Pursuing wins within 4 days in Galle and Colombo, the world’s major-rated side have an unassailable two- direct and the injuries-strike hosts confront yet another stiff task in opposition to Kohli’s adult men in the finale.

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav will enjoy his 2nd exam for India immediately after the 22-year-outdated created his debut at property in opposition to Australia in March.

He was the only adjust for the touring side, identified as up as a replacement for suspended still left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja.

“It is a no-brainer, we are heading to bat first,” Kohli stated at the toss. “It (pitch) is related to the 2nd game but not as dry. We want to take edge of the finest batting situations.”

The hosts have been hurt by accidents through the collection and will be lacking both of those spin spearhead Rangana Herath and paceman Nuwan Pradeep. Middle-order batsman Dhananjaya de Silva was dropped immediately after scores of nought and seventeen in Colombo.

Sri Lanka introduced in still left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan, alongside with tempo duo Lahiru Kumara and Vishwa Fernando.

“To be genuine we would also have batted first. You are unable to management the toss but we just want to limit them to the minimum amount we can,” Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal stated.

“As a younger workforce we just want to earn a game and hold that spirit heading forward.”

Teams:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wicketkeeper), Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly in Mumbai Editing by John O’Brien)



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