India vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I 2020: Navdeep Saini vs Avishka Fernando & Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out for in Pune
Navdeep Saini vs Avishka Fernando (Photo Credits: IANS / Getty Images)

India will face Sri Lanka in the last T20I of the three-matches series. The game will be held on Jan 10, 2020, at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Lasith Malinga led Sri Lanka side will have to win this match to avoid a series defeat as they lost to the home team in the previous game. After the 1st T20I game of the series got abandoned due to rain, India won the 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka at Indore to lead the series by 1-0. Meanwhile, in this article, we will share mini battles like Navdeep Saini vs Avishka Fernando and others to watch out for in IND vs SL 3rd T20I 2020. India Vs Sri Lanka, Cricket Score 3rd T20I Match.

The last T20I match played between India and Sri Lanka at Holkar Cricket Stadium had pitch affected by dew. Looking at the condition, India elected to bowl first after winning the toss.  Sri Lanka managed to put up a total of 142/ 9 in 20 overs as their batsmen failed to convert their inning into a big score. Indian bowlers used smart tactics to strike with wickets at regular intervals. India chased down the target in 17.3 overs by just losing three wickets. India vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Team Prediction: Tips to Pick Best Playing XI With All-Rounders, Batsmen, Bowlers & Wicket-Keepers for IND vs SL 3rd T20I Match 2020.

Navdeep Saini vs Avishka Fernando 

Navdeep Saini was adjudged Man of the Match for his figures of 2/18 in four overs in the previous T20I match. While Avishka Fernando looked quite comfortable at the start of Sri Lankan inning where he smashed five boundaries and also played pacers with ease. However, he fell prey to Washington Sundar after scoring 22 runs from 16 balls by selecting a wrong shot. In the upcoming 3rd T20I game it will be interesting to see Navdeep Saini and Avishka Fernando battle.

Kuldeep Yadav vs Kusal Perera

Kuldeep Yadav might have gone a bit expensive in the previous game, however, he used his skill to dismiss Kusal Perera at the right time. Just after getting hit for a six, the Chinaman bowled a perfect delivery to get well set Perera caught on the boundary by Shikhar Dhawan. Kusal Perera must have done his homework properly and is expected to execute proper plans in the upcoming game.

Wanindu Hasaranga vs Shreyas Iyer 

Wanindu Hasaranga had figures of 2/30 in four overs in the previous T20I game. He managed to dismiss KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan, however, Shreyas Iyer played against him sensibly. Hasaranga has a positive approach, while Iyer is in good touch, it will indeed be interesting to see how both players face each other on the field in the upcoming T20I game at Pune.

India will be playing home away 5 matches T20I series later in Jan 2020 against New Zealand. Before that, they will have the last chance to experiment on their bowlers and batting line-up in IND vs SL 3rd T20I game. Also, it was good to see Jasprit Bumrah bowl with ease in previous game, however, he did not look as lethal like the way he is. Bumrah had figures of 1/32 in 4 overs against Sri Lanka in the last game, we can expect him to come out strong in the upcoming match.