Sri Lanka eye historic series win against Sharma’s India

Three match series is level at 1-1 going into final match on Sunday

Young Sri Lanka team will be looking to create history when they will face India in the final ODI of the three-match series in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.If the visitors achieve the much-needed win at Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium, it will be the first time ever when the Islanders will be able to clinch a series win on Indian soil in the 50-over format.

After a crushing defeat in the last match, there are not any major changes expected in the decider, which means in the batting department, the team will be once again depending on the experience of veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews.Captain Thisara Perera will be hoping that the star middle-order batsman, who produced a sublime batting performance in the second ODI defeat and scored an unbeaten 111, will continue his good form in the all-important encounter.

In the bowling department, the onus will be once again on the likes of Suranga Lakmal in particular to lead from the front and make sure and make sure that there will be no repeat of the second ODI carnage in the decisive game of the series.After humiliating defeat in the series opener, India have managed to turn things drastically with a dominant performance in Dharamsala and things are looking much more certain to say the least.

The great news for the home side is the form of stand-in captain Rohit Sharma, who scored his third double century in 50-over cricket at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, which was also his fifth score in three figures in the last 13 ODIs.

The team management will be hoping that Sharma will continue his great form with the bat, which can help in India achieving another series triumph at home.In the bowling department, the home side will be depending on the likes of leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jaspreet Bumrah to dismantle weak looking Sri Lankan batting lineup.

The pitch looks a bit slower from the outlook, which means scoring runs will be tough, whereas the weather is expected to stay fine throughout.

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