Sri Lanka takes on India in the third and final ODI of the three-match series on Sunday, January 19. The Men in Blue have already won the ODI series by winning the first two games. They won the first ODI by 67 runs and the second by four wickets. The ODI series kickstarted the preparations for the ODI World Cup for both teams.
Both teams have announced their squads for the series. Rohit Sharma is back as the captain of India in the ODI series. Hardik Pandya led India in the T20I series. He is Rohit’s deputy in the ODI series. Meanwhile, India’s second ODI win was designed by a fabulous 64 off 103 deliveries from KL Rahul. In the process, he strengthened his case for being a regular in the Indian ODI side.
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Along with Rohit, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, and Mohammed Shami are back in the Indian ODI squad for the ODIs. For Sri Lanka, Dasun Shanaka is the captain of the team in both the ODI and T20I series. The SL ODI squad is almost the same as their T0I series.
India and Sri Lanka have played 164 ODIs between themselves with India winning 95 games and Sri Lanka 57. The Lankans recently defeated India in the Asia Cup 2022 and became the eventual champions as well.
India last played an ODI and Test series against Bangladesh in December 2022. During the away series, India played 3 ODIs and 2 Tests with Bangladesh. The Indian team lost the ODI series 1-2 but won the Test series 2-0.
Talking about Sri Lanka, last played an ODI series against Afghanistan in November 2022. The series ended in a 1-1 tie. Afghanistan won the 1st ODI by 60 runs while Sri Lanka won the 3rd ODI by 4 wickets. The 2nd ODI was washed out due to rain. The Lankans now have to win the third ODI against India to avoid a clean sweep.
Recent Venue Records (Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram)
STATS – ODI
Total matches 1
Matches won bowling first 1
Average 1st Inns scores 104
Average 2nd Inns scores 105
Highest total recorded 105/1 (14.5 Ov) by IND vs WI
Lowest total recorded 104/10 (31.5 Ov) by WI vs IND
Highest score chased 105/1 (14.5 Ov) by IND vs WI
Who Will Score Most Runs For India: Virat Kohli / Rohit Sharma
Who Will Take Most Wickets For India: Umran Malik / Mohammed Shami
Who Will Score Most Runs For Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka / Dhananjaya de Silva
Who Will Pick Most Wickets For Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga / Kasun Rajitha
India vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today IND vs SL Match? 3rd ODI
India won the first two games and are favourites to win the series 3-0. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have now lost 437 ODI games, the most by a full Test-playing nation. They have also lost 95 ODI games to India.