IND vs SL: Why is Dhananjaya de Silva Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI? Check Sri Lanka Playing 11
Updated on: Jan 15, 2023 2:20 pm IST
Dhananjaya de Silva IND vs SL: The crucial news development from the Sri Lanka camp is that their premier batsman Dhananjaya de Silva is not playing the third and final ODI against India being played at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. After having lost the T20I series earlier, the visiting Sri Lanka team ended up conceding two disappointing losses in both the ODI matches against India in this away tour so far. It will be important for the Lankan team to finish this tour with a big win in the third ODI.
IND vs SL: Why is Dhananjaya de Silva Not Playing Today’s India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI?
After losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka revealed that they have not included senior batsman Dhananjaya de Silva in the playing XI for this third ODI against India. Dhananjaya was dismissed for a golden duck during the second ODI against the Men in Blue but also smashed 47 runs off 40 balls in the opening game of the series. However, the Lankan team management have decided to give an opportunity to right-handed batsman Ashen Bandara for this last game of the tour. Bandara has played as many as 6 ODI matches so far for Sri Lanka where he has scored 141 runs at an average of 35.25.
“Environment here feels very similar to Sri Lanka. We have been good at the start but batsmen haven’t been able to capitalize after that, that’s something we have to improve on. Two changes – Ashen Bandara is in for DDS, and Jeffrey Vandersay in for Dunith Wellalage,” said Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka during the toss.
Sri Lanka Playing 11
1. Nuwanidu Fernando
2. Avishka Fernando
3. Kusal Mendis (Wk)
4. Charith Asalanka
5. Ashen Bandara
6. Dasun Shanaka (C)
7. Wanindu Hasaranga
8. Chamika Karunaratne
9. Kasun Rajitha
10. Jeffrey Vandersay
11. Lahiru Kumara
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) January 15, 2023
India vs Sri Lanka 2023 Schedule
|3 January, 2023||1st T20I||India vs Sri Lanka||7 PM IST||Mumbai||India won by 2 runs|
|5 January, 2023||2nd T20I||India vs Sri Lanka||7 PM IST||Pune||Sri Lanka won by 16 runs|
|7 January, 2023||3rd T20I||India vs Sri Lanka||7 PM IST||Rajkot||India won by 91 runs|
|10 January, 2023||1st ODI||India vs Sri Lanka||2 PM IST||Guwahati||India won by 67 runs|
|12 January, 2023||2nd ODI||India vs Sri Lanka||2 PM IST||Kolkata||India won by 4 wickets|
|15 January, 2023||3rd ODI||India vs Sri Lanka||2 PM IST||Thiruvananthapuram|