India will be looking at the golden chance of whitewashing the Test series. They have been able to win the first two Tests quite convincingly at Galle and Colombo. They will be aiming for a similar effort at Pallekele as well. On the other hand, Sri Lankan team will look at it as a chance to regroup and spoil India’s party. Rain threat looms over the last Test of the Test series. The only time rain played spoilsport was in the first Test but it turned out to be a passing shower. India will be hoping it stays like that also at Pallekele. Weather forecasts have not always proved to be efficient in this series, there is a chance that they do not make an impact in this game as well.
The big question is who will replace Ravindra Jadeja in the side post his ban for what he did in the second Test. Axar Patel has been called up for his replacement but there have been talks that Kuldeep Yadav might get to play keeping in mind his performance in the debut Test at Dharamshala against Australia.
Day 1 of India vs Sri Lanka third Test at Pallekele will start at 10:00 IST on August 12.
Where to watch live telecast and streaming of India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test?
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test match, will be broadcast live on Sony Six and other channels of Sony Ten network. The match will be streamed live on www.sonyliv.com.
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India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel, Abhinav Mukund, Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Gamage, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne