Ind vs SL 3rd Test today : The third and final Test match of Sri Lanka’s Tour of India 2017 will begin today at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi with OyeCricket bringing you the Ind vs SL 3rd Test live scores and links for the Ind vs SL 3rd Test highlights.
Team India is leading the series having drawn the first Test at Kolkata and forcing an innings win in Nagpur.
The pitch at Delhi for the Ind vs SL 3rd Test is believed to be a slow turner and the morning session could well see the fast bowlers get some movement off the track because of the cold conditions.
A win or even a draw in the Delhi Test match would ensure that Virat Kohli’s team will match the record of nine successive series victories by Australia.
While Sri Lanka hasn’t quite challenged India in the series except for the latter’s first innings in the Kolkata Test, the real challenge for Virat Kohli’s team will come in the form of the South African tour later this month.
In a way, the third Test match at the Feroz Shah Kotla will serve as an opportunity for India to test its bench strength ahead of the South African challenge. The likes of Kuldeep Yadav, all-rounder Vijay Shankar could get an opportunity if India thinks of such lines.
The squad for the third Test sees the return of Shikhar Dhawan who could well replace Murali Vijay in spite of the latter missing the first Test and scoring a century in the Nagpur Test. This, could be the case if the team management wants to rest Murali Vijay ahead of the South African tour, given that Shikhar Dhawan is unlikely to make the trip considering his technical deficiencies on bouncing and seaming tracks.
Sri Lanka, meanwhile will be looking to improve on all fronts, in particular, their batting. The new look team is yet to turn into a formidable opposition.
Adding to their woes, the Lankans will be without their veteran spinner Rangana Herath who is out of the Delhi Test match with a back injury. The Sri Lankans have brought in leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay as his replacement in the squad.
While the weather is fine in Delhi, the only problem the Ind vs SL 3rd Test could face is bad light which could bring early end to the proceedings in the final sessions. Anyway, make sure that you catch up with the Ind vs SL 3rd Test live scores and Ind vs SL 3rd Test highlights at OyeCricket.com.
Ind vs SL 3rd Test Squads
India Squad for Delhi Test : Virat Kohli (Captain), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Vijay Shankar.
Sri Lanka Squad for Delhi Test : Dinesh Chandimal (Captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Thirimanne, Niroshan Dickwella (Wicket Keeper), Angelo Mathews, Dilruwan Perera, Roshan Silva, Dashun Shanaka, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Gamage, Lakshan Sandakan, Dhananjaya de Silva and Jefferey Vandersay.