India wins the toss ahead of 3rd test against Sri Lanka

India wins the toss ahead of 3rd test against Sri Lanka

India wins the toss ahead of 3rd test against Sri Lanka

The pitch was not a typical Indian track, so the selection was tricky.

In fact, 2018 will be the acid Test for Shastri's boys when they travel to England and Australia for extensive tours. Sri Lankan cricket lovers would be hoping that Chandimal and his team can back the words with solid performance. You lose your premier spinner, Rangana Herath, for the third Test. After crushing the hosts in Galle and Colombo, Virat Kohli's men continued their dominant way on Day 1 morning of the third and final Test in Pallekele.

With little obvious room in the schedule for any of the players to appear in county cricket at the start of 2018, it remains possible that a county could attempt to sign one of the India batsmen - perhaps even Kohli - before the end of this season, too. It is no surprise that Sri Lanka are 2-0 down and searching for a lot of answers. India wrapping up a whitewash in no time. "The mind doesn't know if it's Napier or what you're feeding". Someone asked what went wrong in the last two Tests?

With just three series losses in as many decades, it is safe to say that India's domination at home is a norm rather than an exception. "We need to pick up the positives and look forward to the next game". "But I haven't yet really gone in (to a Test either as captain or batsman) without looking at the wicket at least 8-10 hours before the game before this". It's probably a different kind of situation. On his decision Kohli said the pitch looks good to bat, calling it a "no brainer". Also in places like Sri Lanka it is very hot and humid.

"Managing players who don't get a chance is also a skill".

Let off, Dhawan was a bit more circumspect on a length there on but he didn't have to stay in the zone of caution for long because the opening pacemen gave him enough freebies to keep the board racing. Everyone is playing good cricket and everyone is bowling well. This incident, coupled with his censure during the match against New Zealand in Indore last October, took Jadeja's demerit points to four which automatically attract suspension from a Test or two ODIs or two T20Is, whichever is first.

The series has been pocketed but Kohli ruled out making wholesale changes to the side in the inconsequential match. Eventually, Kumara returned for another spell and he ended up doing more damage to his figures, finishing the opening session with six overs for 41 runs. I think they'll take that opportunity.

"Raina's an impact player, who can help us win games with his big-hitting down the order", an unnamed source was reported as saying by The Times of India.

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