Having already sealed the sequence with contrasting wins — a cushty one whereas defending in Guwahati and a hard-fought one whereas chasing in Kolkata — Rohit’s males would not thoughts a bit extra scientific effort in opposition to the island nation in final match of the tour.
A 3-0 sequence win earlier than taking up a better-quality opposition in New Zealand in lower than 72 hours time will hold the group in good stead.
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Workload administration has been the excitement phrase in Indian cricket over the previous couple of years and whereas it has benefits, there was distinct pitfalls with gamers not discovering rhythm after being given periodic rests.
That would exactly be the rationale why the Indian skipper may simply not play Ishan Kishan on the prime or Suryakumar Yadav within the center order within the closing sport.
All the highest 5 batters, together with all-rounder Hardik Pandya is not going to thoughts some extra batting time in opposition to a good Sri Lankan assault on the Greenfields Stadium which is thought to help bowlers.
Therefore the potential adjustments may occur in bowling line-up.
With India enjoying six 50-over video games in an area of 14 days — three in opposition to Sri Lanka and as many in opposition to New Zealand, Mohammed Shami’s workload might be of major concern for the Indian group administration.
Within the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Shami is anticipated to shoulder the accountability of main the Indian assault throughout the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Checks, so his workload would want the utmost monitoring.
He’s anticipated to bowl near 125 to 130 overs throughout the 4 Checks, health allowing.
Arshdeep Singh, the left-arm seamer, might be tried out for variations as he additionally wants some sport time after getting the tough finish of the stick in opposition to the Lankans in one of many T20 video games.
If the wicket is conducive, Arshdeep might be greater than a handful for the Lankan batters along with his potential to get ball again into the suitable handers or straighten it on center stump channel.
Kuldeep Yadav had as soon as once more obtained a Participant of the match award and whereas he changed an injured Yuzvendra Chahal (shoulder niggle), it will be attention-grabbing to see what Rohit and head coach Rahul Dravid would do if the right-arm wrist spinner will get match.
Kuldeep has endured the misfortune of being not noted after profitable the ‘Participant of the Match’ award in Chattogram Check and in case Chahal is match, he’s nonetheless thought-about as the primary alternative wrist spinner.
Axar Patel, who has been group’s ‘go to’ man throughout codecs, might be taking a break for a private dedication throughout the New Zealand sequence.
If the group desires to take a look at Washington Sundar earlier than the sequence in opposition to Black Caps, the third ODI is a perfect platform.
Within the batting division, Shubman Gill, who seemed essentially the most snug on a tough Eden Gardens pitch earlier than throwing it away, would not prefer to let his guard down, figuring out that Ishan Kishan is presenting himself as a powerful contender for the opener’s position.
So far as the Sri Lankan group is worried, the largest takeaway from 50-over sequence can be unearthing a high quality expertise in opener Nuwanidu Fernando, who hit a fifty on debut.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan and Lahiru Kumara.
Match begins: 1.30 pm IST.