India Squad for India Vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test
Question in detail
India Vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test: Buoyant India is ready to ride on the winning momentum. While Lanka lacks belief and intent, India looks too powerful to be tackled by this opposition. The second Test that saw Lanka conceding an innings and 239-run defeat portrays their abjection ahead of the final Test in Delhi. Their batsmen are not playing to their ability, nor are their bowlers looking in good touch. India, on the other hand, is rejoicing an all-round performance from the players. The way their top-middle-order is batting and bowlers are firing, India looks to end the series on a 2-0 score line.
Sri Lanka's chaos with bat
Experienced and inexperienced alike, batsmen are failing to produce runs the middle and those who get a start also don't capitalize it. Why? There is a need to do more with temperament, application and of course the mindset, which is crucial when facing the world's No. 1 Test side. But, rather trusting their abilities, Lankans are justifying their failure with excuses. They need to come out of the shell and score the opportunities. Batting becomes easy once you pass 30-40 minutes of tough situations with new ball and also after fall of a wicket. The visitors need to understand this. The senior players like Mathews and Chandimal are supposed to take the initiative in India Vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test. These two if score can inspire the others in the line-up to contribute with bat. So, in the batting, much is likely to rest on Anjelo Mathew and Dinesh Chandimal.
Lanka faces a big blow as their veteran spinner Rangana Herath has been ruled out of the third Test due to sore back. To fill the void of Herath, Lanka has added the leg spinner Jefrey Vandersay to the squad. Vandersay has been chosen over the left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara, who was the first choice to replace Herath. Vandersay has played 11 ODIs and seven T20Is for the national side and will make his Test debut in India vs Sri Lanka third Test in Delhi. On the other side, India squad for the third Test against Lanka welcomes the comeback of opener Shikhar Dhawan who missed out the second game for some personal reasons.
India squad for the third Test against Lanka: Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar.
Will team India end Lanka Test series on a 2-0 scoreline?