We are back with the third test match that begins tomorrow, December 2nd. While the first test was drawn, the second test was absolutely thrilling. Especially if you are an Indian cricket fan who sat watching the Sri Lankan wickets fall and keeping an eye on the clock and the clouds hoping the rains stay away. And India won. By an innings and 239 runs. It really does not get bigger and better than this. The Indian players were absolutely outstanding. I did rather well in my lineup too and was ranked 85. Yeah. Everyone happy.
It is time for the third and final test. India currently leads with the win. The match takes place at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. It is an outstanding stadium with a capacity of 48000. The average first innings score is 346 and second, 322. With the highest total of 644 and lowest 75 ( ironically this total was hit by India, but moving on) this stadium has seen some brilliant cricket in the past. ( Hint Kumble’s 10 wicket haul)
News: Herath is ruled out of the test due to injury. Jeffrey has been added to the squad instead. Lakshan is also a good option for the Sri Lankans. He is a spinner and a valid choice for the Indian Subcontinent. Vice Captain Lahiru Thirimanne might also be dropped. Dhananjaya de Silva will be in. Yeah they are having a bad time aren’t they?
Sri Lanka needs to work on their middle order.Unless they score big, they are not likely to draw out the series in India.
India made three changes and they all worked out well. Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma. All winners.
India Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Vijay Shankar
Sri Lanka Squad Dinesh Chandimal(c), Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, Lahiru Gamage, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Roshen Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay
What do you think?
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 !!!