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Editor’s Pick(Test):India - Sri Lanka

The third match and final test match between India and Sri Lanka is here. India lead the series as of now - 2-0. Indian Captain and new coach Ravi Shastri are all smiles. And why not? The men in blue could be the First Indian Team to complete a whitewash and could defeat the lions in their den. That is really something. Another vital stats - Virat Kohli and team have six 600+ totals in tests. That is the most by any team under the same captain. Also, if India win this test, they win nine tests in the island. This will be the most by any visiting side.
In the second test match, C Pujara and A Rahane hit centuries. In reply to their first innings of 622, Sri Lanka managed only 183. Folow-on ensued. Sri Lanka was sent to bat again. They fell short. India won by an innings and 53 runs. That was truly below-par performance by Sri Lanka. They need to pull their socks up and hit back.


My lineup for tomorrow
Batsmen
A Rahane
Abhinav Mukund
C Pujara
Lokesh Rahul
Shikhar Dhawan
A Mathews
Bowlers
M Shami
R Ashwin
Nuwan Pradeep
Wicket-Keeper
N Dickwella
All-Rounder
D Perera


Do you agree? R Jadeja performed exceedingly well. He deserves to be on the lineup. So does Karunaratne.
Last match winning combination
R Jadeja
R Ashwin
D Karunaratne
A Rahane
Kusal Mendis
C Pujara
Rangana Herath
N Dickwella
D Perera
Lokesh Rahul
Umesh Yadav

Indu

P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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