India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I toss
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India vs Sri Lanka Prediction- Sri Lanka Tour of India 2022, 3rd T20I. India and Sri Lanka are set to battle against each other in the final T20I clash of the ongoing series. India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I will take place on February 27 (Sunday) at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.

The Indian team is led by Rohit Sharma while Sri Lanka is led by Dasun Shanaka. Last year, when both the teams collided against each other in a T20I series during India’s tour of Sri Lanka 2021, Sri Lanka defeated India 2-1. Now, India owns the home advantage in the ongoing series.

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India vs Sri Lanka Prediction- Sri Lanka Tour of India 2022, 3rd T20I
Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga (Image: Twitter)

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For Sri Lanka, they do not have their star player Wanindu Hasaranga in the India vs Sri Lanka T20I series, as the all-rounder was affected by COVID recently. Another crucial spinner Maheesh Theekshana has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

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For India, some prominent players like Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami, Deepak Chahar,  KL Rahul, and Suryakumar Yadav are not part of India vs Sri Lanka T20I series. While Kohli, Pant, and Shami have been given rest, Chahar, Rahul, and Yadav have suffered injuries. Ruturaj Gaikwad was also ruled out of the last two games.

India defeated Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I by 62 runs. Batting first, India slammed 199-2 on the board with an 89-run knock by Ishan Kishan. Rohit Sharma slammed 44 while Shreyas Iyer smacked a quickfire half-century of 57 runs.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan. (Photo: BCCI)

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For Sri Lanka, only no.4 Charith Asalanka played an impressive knock of 53 runs, remaining unbeaten till the end. The top-order and middle-order could not do much against a strong bowling attack from India. The visitors could only manage 137-6 on the board till the final ball.

Charith Asalanka
Charith Asalanka (Image Credit: Twitter)

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India vs Sri Lanka Prediction- Sri Lanka Tour of India 2022, 3rd T20I

India vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches IND Won  SL Won     No Result
Overall 24 16 7 1
HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala 1 1 0 0
In the last 5 matches 5 3 2 0
In India 13 10 2 1

Recent Venue Records (HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala) 

Stats- T20Is

Total Matches- 8

Matches won batting first- 4

Matches won bowling first- 3

Average 1st innings total- 145

Average 2nd innings total- 133

Highest total recorded – 200/3 by SA vs IND

Highest score chased – 200/3 by SA vs IND

Lowest score defended – 59/5 by NED vs IRE

Toss Prediction for India vs Sri Lanka Match

India vs Sri Lanka
India vs Sri Lanka (Image Credits: Twitter)

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The team winning the toss might opt to bowl first. The HPCA Stadium receives a lot of dew at night, hence, the team batting second will get the dew advantage.

Moreover, Sri Lanka knows that they have better chances of defeating India while chasing. For India, they need to analyze their chasing strength and might opt to bowl first this time, if they win the toss.

Predicted Scores for India vs Sri Lanka Match

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
IND 150-200  150-200
SL 150-200 100-150

Players’ Form- India- Batting

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Photo Credit: (BCCI)

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Players Matches Runs Average
Ishan Kishan 2 105 52.50
Shreyas Iyer 2 131  _
Rohit Sharma 2 45  22.50
Ravindra Jadeja 2 48  _
Sanju Samson 2 39 39.0

Who will score the most runs for India in the match: Ishan Kishan or Shreyas Iyer

Players’ Form- India- Bowling

Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Credits: Twitter
Players Matches Wickets Average
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2 3 7.50
Yuzvendra Chahal 2 2 19.0
Venkatesh Iyer 2 2 18.0
Ravindra Jadeja 2 2 32.0
Jasprit Bumrah 2 1  43.0
Harshal Patel 2 1  62.0

Who will pick the most wickets for India in the match: Yuzvendra Chahal or Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Players’ Form- Sri Lanka – Batting

Pathum Nissanka
Pathum Nissanka, Image Source: Twitter

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Players Matches Runs Average
Pathum Nissanka 2 75 37.50
Charith Asalanka 2 55 55.0
Dasun Shanaka 2 50 50.0
Danushka Gunathilaka 1 38 38.0
Dushmantha Chameera 2 24  _
Chamika Karunaratne 2 21 21.0

Who will score the most runs for Sri Lanka in the match: Charith Asalanka or Pathum Nissanka

Players’ Form- Sri Lanka- Bowling

Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Kumara (L) celebrates with teammates after dismissing Bangladeshi cricketer Mehidy Hasan during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match of a three-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on July 31, 2019. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)
Sri Lankan cricketer Lahiru Kumara (L) (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP)
Players Matches Wickets Average
Lahiru Kumara 2 3 24.66
Dasun Shanaka 2 1 43.0
Dushmantha Chameera 2 1  81.0
Jeffrey Vandersay 1 0  _
Chamika Karunaratne 2 0  _
Binura Fernando 1 0  _

Who will the pick most wickets for Sri Lanka in the match: Lahiru Kumara or Chamika Karunaratne

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