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3rd T20I: Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat against India

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Dharamsala, Feb 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to bat against India in the third and final T20I of the three-match series, at the picturesque HPCA Stadium, here on Sunday.

Speaking at the toss, skipper Shanaka confirmed that Sri Lanka have made two changes for the final T20I.

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“We will bat first, a very good wicket, the conditions are really good. Two changes for us, Praveen Jayawickrama and Kamil Mishara are out, Janith Liyanage and Jeffrey Vandersay are in. We want to win at least one game for pride, a good opportunity for our boys,” said Shanaka.

On the other hand, India captain Rohit Sharma mentioned that his side has made four changes in their playing XI.

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“We wanted to bowl first as well, want to keep challenging to get better as a team, every opportunity counts. Ishan is ruled out, and wasn’t feeling great last night. Bumrah, Bhuvi and Chahal are all rested. Bishnoi, Kuldeep, Avesh and Siraj are in,” said Rohit.

“It’s a great feeling representing your country in 125 T20Is, feels good, look to continue playing for many more years,” he added.

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Playing XI:

India: Rohit Sharma(c), Sanju Samson(w), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Janith Liyanage, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara

–IANS

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