India look for tour clean sweep

India takes on Sri Lanka in the only T20 today at the R Premadasa in Colombo.

This match turns out to be the hosts’ last chance to salvage their lost pride. India on the other hand will be looking to equal Australia’s record of 9-0 as a tour clean sweep.
India have displayed a complete performance throughout the tour with players excelling in all departments, but the shortest format will have its own differences.
Going by the stats, Sri Lanka have a better performance in the last 5 matches as compared to the visitors, but India have won their last 3 T20 vs Sri Lanka.

India will miss the services of Shikhar Dhawan as he has returned home to meet his ailing mother.

Leg spinner Jeffrey Vandersay and seam-bowling all-rounder Dasun Shanaka have been called to the T20 squad. Pacer Suranga Lakmal makes a comeback after injury after missing the later part of the test series.

There is a possibility of rain interrupting the match. The teams couldn’t hold a practice session on Tuesday due to theb heavy downpour.

Lasith Malinga hasn’t been that effective for Sri Lanka in the One day series, but we can’t say what he can do within a span of 4 overs. If he and Akila Dhananjaya shine, Indian batsmen may have to sweat it out.

Squads

Teams: India: India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga (c), 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.

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